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