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Old 02-28-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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GM Holden today marked the diamond anniversary of its first all Australian car by unveiling a stunning two-door performance thoroughbred called Coupe 60.

Coupe 60 celebrates the six decades since GM Holden built the 48-215 at its Fishermans Bend plant in Port Melbourne, Victoria, and provides a glimpse of Holden’s future directions in design, engineering and emerging engine technologies.

Exemplifying sports luxury, Coupe 60 is a pillarless concept car that explores the limits of Holden’s current rear-wheel drive capabilities, combining racing looks and technology into a road going sportscar experience.

Its sophisticated appearance is delivered through simple and powerful design, highlighted by the pillarless construction and V8 supercar inspired ****pit layout and side-exiting chambered exhaust system with billet alloy tips.

Almost 60mm shorter than the VE sedan, and sitting on 21-inch centre-lock alloy wheels with unique design Kumho high performance semi-slick tyres, Coupe 60 captures all that’s exciting about the Holden DNA.

Other racing-derived enhancements include full flat under body, rear underbody air diffuser and functional rear deck-lid spoiler with unique designed LED tail lamps.

The interior also has several unique features. They include one piece carbon fiber bucket seats (featuring leather and suede pad design) and a sports-inspired flat bottomed steering wheel with integrated shift light display and LCD sports instrument cluster.

The high gloss carbon fiber carries through to doors and rear trim providing a contrast to the leather trimmed instrument panel and black suede trimmed pillars, headliners and parcel shelf.

Details and accents are picked out with a distinctive red high shine leather on the seats and dark gunmetal finish and satin chrome on the consoles and doors.

Front seats are adjustable fore and aft to allow easy access to the rear, with four-point race harness restraints for all seating positions.

Under the bonnet is just as forward looking, with a 6.0 litre V8 engine incorporating the latest technologies such as active fuel management and calibrated for E85 ethanol fuel.

Even the paint is a one-off. Called ‘Diamond Silver’ by Holden designers, it gives a liquid aluminium finish that almost slides off the bodywork.

GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director Mark Reuss said, “Coupe 60 is Holden's 60th anniversary gift to its fans worldwide.

“It highlights Holden’s heritage of rear wheel drive performance whilst looking ahead to the potential offered by new technologies and materials.

“This is a vehicle I know our designers would dearly love to see go into production, but for the moment it has to remain a concept only,” he said.

Project Designer Manager, Peter Hughes, said, “We were looking to mark the diamond anniversary with a car that captured the Holden DNA and took the current VE range to an exciting next step.

“Even in the early stages of VE development, we knew there was a sensational coupe waiting to get out and the 60 th anniversary has given us the chance to explore that.

“With Coupe 60 we think we have designed a car that has the potential to write another chapter in the book of Holden icons.”


Main Features:
Pillarless coupe body;
Derived from flexible GRWD platform;
VE sedan wheelbase.

Powertrain:
6.0L V8 with Active Fuel Management, calibrated for E85 Ethanol fuel;
6-speed manual transmission (SS specification);
Engine oil cooler.

Exterior:
Unique ”Diamond Silver” paint colour;
Electrically dropping front & rear side windows;
Racing-derived aerodynamic down-force enhancements:

* Rear under-body air diffuser;
* Full flat under body;
* Functional rear deck-lid spoiler;

21-inch centre-lock alloy wheels;
Unique design Kumho high-performance semi-slick tyres;
High-performance Brembo brake hardware with ducted air cooling for front callipers;
Side-exiting chambered exhaust system with billet alloy tips;
Unique design LED tail lamps;
Exterior mirrors with integral LED side markers.

Interior:
V8-Supercar inspired ****pit layout for enhanced driver visibility and spaciousness;
LCD sports instrument cluster located in a unique column-mounted binnacle;
One-piece carbon fiber bucket seats, featuring unique suede-pad design and distinctive red high shine leather accents;
Front seats are adjustable fore-aft and allow easy access to rear;
Four-point race harness restraints for all seating positions;
Unique sports-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated shift light display and suede grips;
Unique interior details including air vents, column switches, gear shift knob and pedals.

Interior trim.
Perforated leather trimmed instrument panel;
Black suede trimmed pillars, headliner and parcel shelf;
High gloss carbon fiber used as a structural material for seats, doors and rear trim provides contrast to leather and suede trim;
Details and accents are picked out with red high shine leather, a dark gunmetal finish and satin chrome.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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can anyone say premature ejaculation?
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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The thing is amazing.

Have a look at the photo's...

Holden you've done it again!
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:19 PM   #4
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TEASE!!!!

Jon, that's just not nice.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:43 PM   #6
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HOLY F@#K!!!!!!!

WOW!!!!!!!


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Old 02-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #7
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Come on Holden/GM let's get the new GTO stateside.

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Old 02-28-2008, 05:54 PM   #8
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f__K me drunk, now that's what I'm talking about !!! Great work boy's
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:05 PM   #9
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That's one sexy car.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:06 PM   #10
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Umm if that comes state side or when it does come state side the 888 Gray Gt is how do I say it SOLD! And I will have one of those in a Gray PLEASE. That thing is TIGHT!!!!!!!

The worst thing about it is it looks production ready. in the pics...... Im SICK

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Old 02-28-2008, 06:13 PM   #11
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oh yeah....... I think i have to move to Oz now..... I knew they had a 2 door in the line up I KNEW IT!!!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:20 PM   #12
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GM has me firmly in it's grasp. Make this car a reality. Send them to America. Damn the nay-sayers.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:38 PM   #13
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IMHO I think they should replace all the Pontiac as Re badged and fascia Holdens. That way they can keep their resale value and everyone won't have one.

Here's the line up

(Holden - Pontiac)

commodore- G8
Coupe 60 - GTO or Firebird or G8 S (for Sport) C for Coupe
Astra - G5
Ute - Make it Chevy El camino... I don't think it really has a place in Pontiac
Epica - G6
Solsitce would have to be as is

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Oh and one more thing Can you say BMW 6 Series fighter........oh oops I mean Killer
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I must admit I would give my right and left nut to have it parked in my garage.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:51 PM   #16
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There is a Coupe 60 micro site at www.holden.com
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:18 PM   #17
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Perhaps this is what the G8 GXP badge was awaiting!!!???
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I love it, but it would be at least 50 grand. And there is no way you could sell a $50,000 car with the word Pontiac on it.

Just bring it over as a Holden.
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As a show car the G8 would have cost 50,000 dollars too.
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Here's our next-generation GTO that we will not get.
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