GTP Cool Wall: 1970-1972 Holden Torana GTR XU-1

Discussion in 'Cool Wall' started by GranTurNismo, Nov 13, 2019.

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1970-1972 Holden Torana GTR XU-1

Poll closed Nov 23, 2019.
  1. Sub-Zero

    14.6%
  2. Cool

    68.3%
  3. Meh

    9.8%
  4. Uncool

    7.3%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. GranTurNismo

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    1970-1972 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 nominated by @mustafur

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    Body Style:
    2-door coupe
    Engine: 3.0L I6
    Power: 160hp
    Torque: 190 lb-ft
    Weight: 1020kg
    Transmission: 4-speed manual
    Drivetrain: front-engine, rear-wheel drive
     
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  2. Snikle

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    Cool. Nifty little Aussie car
     
  3. GranTurNismo

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    Cool. The Australian equivalent of a Ford Maverick Grabber. The perfect mix between a lightweight sporty coupe and a brash pony car.
     
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  4. Rallywagon

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    I got a soft spot for 70s and 80s sports cars. Especially not American ones. Definitely a cool car.
     
  5. Liquid

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    A little bit too rinkydink to be cool.
     
  6. TheCracker

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    I can't look at it without seeing the bastard child of an early 70's Opel Manta, a similar era Opel Kadett and a Tefal professor.
     
  7. CLowndes888

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    The car is Australian. I am Australian. The XU-1 was definitely a subversive vehicle in that it's philosophy was completely different to big V8 powered HO Falcons. Holden wanted to create small, nimble car to outfox the big Falcon at Bathurst and it worked. Some probably didn't expect a plucky compact with an inline 6 to show the big boys how it's done. Cool.
     
  8. 05XR8

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    :lol: Should there even be a poll?

    Easiest SZ.

    To add, it's like mixing a Mk1 Escort and a 6-cylinder Capri. Best of both worlds.
     
  9. mustafur

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    The last car to win Bathurst that could be bought as is from the dealer.

    They are very Rare now but this car was very much known to be the Goliath beating car of the Aussie racing scene.

    Saw one the other day too(which is what made me think of putting this car up in the first place): IMG-20191027-WA0010.jpeg

    It's tiny by modern standards the Corolla/Auris next to it dwarfs it.
     
  10. ZGBox

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    It looks like a scaled down muscle car, I like it
    Cool
     
  11. All Your Base

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    Nowhere near as cool as it’s Japanese contemporaries (the Hakosuka GT-R and the Bellett GT-R), but this is still a very solid cool.