Does the Torana Legend live on?
The 7th of October 2004 saw the Torana name live on with the release of the concept Torana the TT36.
TT36 highlighted Holden's rear wheel drive power train expertise in the worldwide market. The new millennium hatch pays homage to the Bathurst winning A9X Torana, itself an automotive legend of the halcyon days in Australian motor sport.
“It is the first Holden show car to merge Australian design and engineering expertise with GM technical resources. Quite simply it is a game changer in automotive design and production.” states Denny Mooney the then Holden General Manager and Chairman.
“Naming the concept car was easy, We knew many fans would immediately call it Torana because it is high powered, mid-sized, rear wheel drive hot hatch. The TT36 stands for twin turbo 3.6.” Mooney added.
Tony Stolffo, Holden's Design Director states “the cars aggressive, sports orientated frontal treatment recalled its hard charging Torana heritage while speaking the design language of the present. “And because it’s a vehicle which delivers a really large interior compartment in relation to its exterior size, It shows off our packaging skills, which are a traditional Holden strength” he added.
TT36 Torana 1967 - 1969
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