William Maley

Rumorpile: New Book Says Holden Was Working On An Electric Supercar

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William Maley    393

Automakers have a number of projects that never see the light of day. But sometimes, a shelved project will be revealed and cause many to wonder 'what if?'

 

News.com.au reports a new book out next month says Holden was working on a top secret electric supercar that would have been faster than Bugatti Veyron. But this project was canned in 2008 as the global financial crisis began to take hold. The new book - Holden: Our Car - says Holden did the design and engineering work before presenting it to executives in Detroit.

 

Images from a video touting GM's global design showed a Holden supercar with gullwing doors and profile similar to McLaren 570S. According to sources, the vehicle would pay homage to the The images made their way onto the web before being pulled down. Power would come from two electric motors and be paired with all-wheel drive system. The 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) time would have been 2.3 seconds.

 

Holden is said to have produced a full-size concept in 2008 and presented it to a GM management conference in Florida a year later. The plan was to sell the vehicle globally as a Cadillac, Chevrolet, Holden, and Opel. Before the plug was pulled, Holden was talking with suppliers about batteries and other components.

 

To this day, Holden has denied that such a car existed.

 

Source: News.com.au



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dfelt    1,773

Very Cool, too bad this did not happen sooner. I agree sell it as a Cadillac.

 

Love the Story in the AU web site.

 

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/new-book-reveals-holden-designed-a-top-secret-electric-supercar-just-before-the-2008-global-financial-crisis/news-story/68abb82af582eb4e0f4921082352f833

 

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More images at the story online.

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dfelt    1,773

That image does look like a Cadillac logo on the front. This would have made an awesome halo sports car for Cadillac.

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ocnblu    733

That's the Holden lion logo.  Needs LS swap.

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They tease, tease and tease...2dr hardtops, 4dr convertibles, large luxury sedans, sports cars...but then cold hard reality of the market wanting more trucks, SUVs and CUVs sets in..

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