Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The Australian car maker Holden (GM division) made this in
2005 Factory engineered showcar.
The car was built relatively cheaply for $200,000 because about 20 suppliers and designers donated time, parts and expertise. If it were to be built again from scratch - and if the parts and labour had to be paid for - Holden estimates it would cost $1.5 million.
The Efigy is a modern tribute to Australia’s iconic FJ Holden and was selected by judges as Hotrod Of The Year by US bible Hot Rod Magazine.
Holden designers created the car especially for the 2005 Australian International Motor Show where it was the show highlight. The Efigy also featured at the Melbourne Motor Show in February.
The radical, pillarless coupe featured a supercharged 6.0 litre V8 engine resting on a Chevrolet Corvette underbody.
The US Hot Rod magazine described the car as "probably the most beautiful concept car ever to come from an automotive manufacturer."