2007 Detroit Auto Show: Holden Efijy

With the flurry of new product introductions and concept vehicles being unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this year, standing out from the crowd can take something special. I came across that something special in my first 30 minutes of walking the show floor: the Holden Efijy concept.

Developed by a team of engineers and designers at Holden (a GM subsidiary in Australia), the Efijy rides on a Corvette chassis and is powered by a supercharged 6.0 liter V8. The design screams old school, but I don’t care — this beauty is a sight to behold.

GM and Holden have already said that the Efijy would never see the light of day as a production vehicle, and that the effort was a “passionate side project” by Holden engineers who worked on the vehicle in their spare time. Despite the long list of concept vehicles unveiled in COBO Hall — from the Toyota FT-HS to the Chrysler Nassau and Ford Interceptor — I have to admit that the Efijy was my favorite concept of the show.

Funny thing about having a passion for something: it tends to produce breathtaking vehicles like this one. Here’s hoping that the obvious talent of these Holden designers and engineers is put to good use with the new 2009 Chevy Camaro, which is being developed on a Holden-engineered RWD platform. – [Jeff James]

 

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18 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    This car i absolutly sick. id buy it if it wasnt 1 million dollars

  2. Gina says:

    I Love This Car! I didn’t get to go to the car show a few years ago in Sydney and missed it. I think the people at Holden would make a mint if they produced the Efijy. Very Sexy indeed.

  3. Helle says:

    OMG , I love this car . If I have the opportunity , I would build my . own 😉

  4. Luke says:

    You probably know this already, but the reason it screams of old school is because it’s based on the second Holden ever made – in 1953, the FJ (hence efijy).

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  5. Van says:

    Finally an auto with a distinctive look and as soon as this goes into production we are buying one or two.

  6. Elbon says:

    GM is totally missing the boat on retro styling. 57 Chevy Belair retro car would gain them huge market share. Sheet metal sells.

  7. Holden Efijy says:

    I love the Efijy. Such a successful blend of old style and new technology make this my favorite car. Pity it’s not being produced for sale.

  8. Moto1 says:

    I’m going to the 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January. hope GM has somehting as good as this to show this year!

  9. Ben Cousins says:

    Love the look of this car. What a shame automakers only build safe bets and don’t splurge on producing niche cars like this.

  10. George says:

    Hi,

    This action proves to be a win, win situation. This is a true art work, which will be a success story.

    George

  11. es el auto de mis sueños ,jamas vi algo tan maravilloso e impresionante
    sinceramente quiero felicitar al genio que lo ha diseñado y darle las gracias a holden por averlo concevido

  12. Incredible hot rod, cars like that give builders like Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington a run for there money.

    Thanks for the cool article!

  13. joe says:

    wow..fanastis!!

  14. mustafa buzlu says:

    nice nice very nice car…ı love you efijy…

  15. motshoane says:

    i want one , even if it is can called chev or mahindra

  16. Bob Diamond says:

    There are still a lot of people waiting for this concept car to get into the production phase. I can see people lining up for this unique looking modern classic. Let’s hope the people down under finally builds one…

  17. johnnygray says:

    It looks like a vintage car that is customized and restored for the better. It looks amazingly hot. This is the lowest car that I’ve ever seen.

  18. rhanley says:

    Build it and they will come! It is awesome!

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