Since as long 5 years ago, volunteers engineers and designers have worked hard in a project to restore the 1969 Holden Hurricane- Holden’s first ever concept car.
Finally, the project of restoring that 42 year- old Hurricane concept has been finished and the Old Holden Hurricane has totally turned into a good condition. The Hurricane which is dubbed by the RD 001 is expected to be launched at the Motorclassica starts from October 21 to 23 at the Melbourne Royal Echibition Building.
The Hurricane mid- engined comes in rear- wheel drive two- seater sports car form. A 253 cubic inch or 4.2 liter Holden V8 engine empowers the Hurricane, producing output of 193 kW of power. Quite a great power in today’s automotive.
In order to retain its authenticity of the classic concept, the automakers employ as much of the authentic materials as possible.
The Hurricane offers a host of modern features, some of them are the digital instrument displays, station-seeking radio, automatic temperature-control air conditioning, inertia-reel seatbelts, metallic paint, rear-view camera and the ‘Pathfinder’ system.
Pathfinder is functioned to lead drivers on their desired path by its system of magnets which fixed at junction. By enlightening its arrows and sounding a signal, the panel on the dash informs the driver which way to turn. A CCTV system also employed to be used as the rear- view camera slipped in the rear bumper and a small black and white TV located in the middle console.
In developing and designing the Hurricane concept at Fishermans Bend at the past sixties, the engineers and automakers have been carefully chosen. The door of the Hurricane is a hydraulically powered canopy that opens upwards over the front wheels. The seats can rise up and turn forward before turn down into position as the roof closes, such an astronaut- like design.
The Hurricane body was made of fiberglass materials which has passed wind tunnel test. Furthermore numerous safety features also present, such as an integrated rollover bar, foam-lined fuel tank, interior padding, ignition safety locks and a fire warning system.
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