Holden hurricane concept car 1969




holden hurricane concept car 1969

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  • Компания Holden восстановила автомобиль Hurricane, который был впервые представлен в году. На его реставрацию было потрачено пять лет. Hurricane – это среднемоторное, заднеприводное купе, которое оснащалось экспериментальным мотором V8 объемом 4,2 литра, развивавшим лошадиные силы. Этот двигатель оснащался четырьмя карбюраторами и стал прототипом серийного мотора V8, который появился в гамме Holden после года. С нуля до ста километров в час концепт-кар разгонялся за 5,5 секунды. Максимальная скорость машины не уточняется.

    О концепте Holden Hurricane мы уже рассказывали, однако на днях австралийская компания объявила, что намерена возродить свой первый футуристический концепт-кар Hurricane RD , который так и не увидел серийного производства. Автомобиль вполне можно называть «машиной Бонда» или «автомобилем из далекого будущего», он располагал несколькими оригинальными элементами и технологиями в те времена. Например, взлетающая на гидравлике.

    The Holden Hurricane is a two-seat concept car built by Holden in The Hurricane was one of the most advanced vehicles for its time, with Holden describing it as a research vehicle, allowing them "to study design trends, propulsion systems and other long range developments". The Hurricane stood at just mm (39 in) tall and was powered by a mid-mounted high-compression litre Holden V8 engine, producing kW ( hp). The Hurricane did not feature conventional doors; instead, a.

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    The camera was connected to a closed-circuit television screen in the centre console. Ну и кто из вас ждал такого от автопрома страны при упоминании которой большинство скорее вспомнит про кенгуру, коал, Данди по прозвищу Крокодил и Безумного Макса?! He was indeed the man responsible for the Hurricane design. At under a meter high, the Astro looked long and muscular.

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    Holden Hurricane concept car restored [video]

    Nobody had seen anything like its radical dart-like profile before. Holden itself was not yet 21 years old, but even so, its first concept car beat the comparably shaped Mercedes-Benz C by six months and the Lancia Stratos Zero by more than a year. It was clear from my first sighting that there was never any intention to build the Hurricane, yet the concept did provide a window to the future.

    Its science-fiction-like technology included on-board navigation, a rear-mounted camera to account for no rear window, automatic air conditioning, digital instrumentation, oil-cooled front disc brakes, tilt steering column, adjustable pedals, and, most dramatically, no doors. It was surely no coincidence that, at a knee-high Impressed by the ink an imported Camaro show car generated in , Marketing and Engineering saw an opportunity to create a Holden concept car.

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    According to an SAE Journal technical report, the Hurricane was seen as "a project to design and construct a vehicle to explore more fully the complete spectrum of vehicle dynamics, stability, control, and safety. Designer Don DaHarsh developed the American scale model to full size and along with Ambor, former aeronautical engineer Ed Taylor, and body engineer Jack Hutson, the team clothed the steel spaceframe in an epoxy-resin body. The recirculating steering featured a slow However, the American scale model only shows conventional door shutlines.

    As the one-piece hydraulic roof canopy -- with its massive wrap-around Plexiglas pillarless windshield, without wipers -- opens, it simultaneously electrically raises the fixed seats. Nobody knows who came up with this idea, but American designer Leo Pruneau who went to Holden design in remembers a small, three-wheeler GM concept car from the same era that used a similar canopy.

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    A search of GM concepts shows that XP, in development through though it was launched to the public as the Chevrolet Astro III Concept in used a nearly identical canopy door. Some former Holden employees believed the images of the car moving at the Proving Ground were only taken at a slow shutter speed, after the car had been pushed. To the delight of those involved in saving the Hurricane, Holden made contact with DaHarsh during the restoration.

    DaHarsh quickly produced his own Super 8 movie footage of the car being driven at Lang Lang. After various motor show appearances through and completion of wind-tunnel testing, the Hurricane was lent to various dealers until the windscreen cracked. It was then stuffed away in the wooden crate that was used to transport it, and stored in a Holden Service garage.

    Around , repairs that included stripping and repainting the body were finally carried out. From then until , when Holden decided to properly rebuild it, the Hurricane was on display at the privately owned Holden National Motor Museum in Echuca, Victoria, and at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney in an exhibition titled "Cars and Culture.

    holden hurricane concept car 1969

    Later, it was saved from Holden apprentices who were about to scrap it because they perceived it was no longer of any use. Ed Welburn, global head of GM design, noticed the car -- it was getting a coat of primer -- in early on one of his many visits to the Holden studios.

    It was one of the inspirations that led me to car design. I saw it the last time I was down there. In , the car was turned over to Paul Clarke, manager for creative hard modeling at Holden, one of just three GM divisions capable of building concept cars. Recently retired chief engineer Rick Martin reconstructed the Hurricane from archival photographs, technical drawings, and the anecdotes of many people responsible for building the car, including designer DaHarsh, who significantly modified the scale model sent from Detroit.

    1969 HOLDEN HURRICANE CONCEPT



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