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Holden Efijy At Woodward



21st August, 2007

Holden Efijy

GM Holden’s hot rod, the Efijy, a modern day take on Australia’s most iconic car, the FJ Holden, appeared at the 13th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, USA.

The award-winning Efijy show car made its Woodward Dream Cruise debut at a pre-event cruise at Coney Island on Friday 17th August, driven by its designer, Holden’s Richard Ferlazzo.

Efijy is a 5.2 metre radical pillarless custom coupe powered by a 480 kW supercharged six-litre V8 engine. Additionally, it joined other automotive wonders at a special GM exhibit at Athens Coney Island on Saturday, 18th August.

The Pontiac G8 performance car, to be built at GM Holden’s Adelaide manufacturing plant, was also on show.

GM Holden Chief Designer and Efijy project leader Richard Ferlazzo said piloting Efijy at the Woodward Dream Cruise would fulfill a long-term aspiration.

“As a hot rod and custom car fanatic, participating in the iconic Woodward Dream Cruise is a great honour,” he said.

"There is no venue in the world more suitable than Woodward to showcase Efijy. Displaying Efijy here alongside thousands of outrageous and unique cars, with such a receptive audience, is a great thrill."

"People get a real buzz out of seeing a car like this produced by a mainstream manufacturer such as Holden."

The Efijy concept car was first unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney in October 2005 and has gathered a growing legion of fans wherever it has been displayed. Earlier this year, it was awarded the 2007 North American Concept Car of the Year.

The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of car culture. More than 40,000 hot rods, muscle cars, custom, collector and special interest vehicles participated, with crowds estimated at 1.7 million flocking to America’s automotive industry's home town.



Length 5,162 mm Width: 1,999 mm
Height – drive setting: 1,386 mm Height – show setting: 1,274 mm
Ground clearance - drive: 139 mm Ground clearance - show: 27 mm
Track front: 1,640 mm Track rear: 1,660 mm
Wheelbase: 2,946 mm



GM 6.0-litre, LS2 aluminium V8 with Roots-type supercharger
Bore and stroke: 101.6 mm x 92.0 mm
Compression ratio: 10.9:1
Power and torque: 480 kW @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: 775 Nm @ 4,200 rpm

Exhaust: Custom designed, block hugger headers, stainless steel 2.5-inch dual system, billet aluminium exhaust tips
Transaxle: GM four-speed electronic automatic transmission, push button electronic control, limited slip differential
Body: Two door pillarless coupe, glass fibre bodyshell; remote door release and proximity sensor systems; polished billet aluminium brightwork
Colour: “Soprano Purple” custom ‘ kandy’ mix
Head lamps: High intensity LED head lamps; LED park and turn-signal lamp
Tail lamps: LED dual color stop/tail and turn signal lamps; LED single ’blue dot’; LED centre high mount stoplamp
Chassis: Modified Chevrolet Corvette. Front mounted engine, torque tube driveline, rear mounted transaxle
Suspension: Modified Chevrolet Corvette. Forged upper and lower control arms; height adjustable airbag suspension units with electronic control
Steering: Variable ratio rack and pinion
Wheels: Billet aluminium – 20 x 9-inch front, 22 x 10-inch rear
Tyres: Dunlop SP Sport - 9090 255/35 ZR 20 front, 9000 285/30 ZR 22 rear
Brakes: 381 mm grooved and ventilated rotors; six-piston aluminium calipers (front), four-piston aluminium calipers (rear); e lectric park brake
Seats: Electric tombstone-style bucket, leather trimmed, integral seat belts
Headliner: Leather trimmed
Steering wheel: Billet aluminium and leather
Flooring: Figured maple timber veneer with aluminium inserts
Instruments: LCD screen display, drop-down touch control LCD screen

Hard drive audio and video file system; 2000 W amplifier, 1000 W RMS subwoofer, two x 200 W RMS mid-bass, two x 100 W RMS split mid-range, two x 100 W RMS directional tweeters

Lighting: LED interior courtesy lamps; LED sill plate illumination lamps

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