Friday, October 15, 2010

Holden EFIJY Concept to Headline First Motorclassica Concours d’Elegance in Melbourne, Australia

Five years old and still able to turn heads, Holden's EFIJY concept will take pride of place at the first international Motorclassica Concours d'Elegance and Classic Motorshow in Melbourne, Australia later this month.

The stunning [driveable] concept car, which was first shown at the 2005 Sydney Motor Show and features a 489 kw (656 hp) supercharged 6.0-liter V8, Chevrolet Corvette underbody, a 'Soprano Purple' paint job and fan-cooled LED headlamps.

EFIJY's creator Richard Ferlazzo took his inspiration from the 1953 FJ Holden and hot rods of the 1930s. He is now the Chief Designer at Holden.

"We're certainly honored to have EFIJY displayed in its home city among some of the world's most stunning cars." he said.

The slick looking concept vehicle has picked up a raft of awards including South East Automotive Media Organization's 2007 North American Concept Car of the Year and Hot Rod magazine's Hot Rod of the Year. The latter described it as, "probably the most beautiful concept car ever".

The Motorclassica event will take place in the Royal Exhibition Buildings at Melbourne's Carlton Gardens from the 22nd to the 24th of October.

By Tristan Hankins


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