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    MIMS: Monaro's Back! Holden Coupe 60 Unveiled!

    Holden Fans Get 60th Anniversary Present

    GM Holden
    29 February 2008
    www.holden.com.au

    GM Holden today marked the diamond anniversary of its first all Australian car by unveiling a stunning two-door performance thoroughbred called Coupe 60.

    Coupe 60 celebrates the six decades since GM Holden built the 48-215 at its Fishermans Bend plant in Port Melbourne, Victoria, and provides a glimpse of Holden’s future directions in design, engineering and emerging engine technologies.

    Exemplifying sports luxury, Coupe 60 is a pillarless concept car that explores the limits of Holden’s current rear-wheel drive capabilities, combining racing looks and technology into a road going sportscar experience.

    Its sophisticated appearance is delivered through simple and powerful design, highlighted by the pillarless construction and V8 supercar inspired cockpit layout and side-exiting chambered exhaust system with billet alloy tips.

    Almost 60mm shorter than the VE sedan, and sitting on 21-inch centre-lock alloy wheels with unique design Kumho high performance semi-slick tyres, Coupe 60 captures all that’s exciting about the Holden DNA.

    Other racing-derived enhancements include full flat under body, rear underbody air diffuser and functional rear deck-lid spoiler with unique designed LED tail lamps.

    The interior also has several unique features. They include one piece carbon fiber bucket seats (featuring leather and suede pad design) and a sports-inspired flat bottomed steering wheel with integrated shift light display and LCD sports instrument cluster.

    The high gloss carbon fiber carries through to doors and rear trim providing a contrast to the leather trimmed instrument panel and black suede trimmed pillars, headliners and parcel shelf.

    Details and accents are picked out with a distinctive red high shine leather on the seats and dark gunmetal finish and satin chrome on the consoles and doors.

    Front seats are adjustable fore and aft to allow easy access to the rear, with four-point race harness restraints for all seating positions.

    Under the bonnet is just as forward looking, with a 6.0 litre V8 engine incorporating the latest technologies such as active fuel management and calibrated for E85 ethanol fuel.

    Even the paint is a one-off. Called ‘Diamond Silver’ by Holden designers, it gives a liquid aluminium finish that almost slides off the bodywork.

    GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director Mark Reuss said, “Coupe 60 is Holden's 60th anniversary gift to its fans worldwide.

    “It highlights Holden’s heritage of rear wheel drive performance whilst looking ahead to the potential offered by new technologies and materials.

    “This is a vehicle I know our designers would dearly love to see go into production, but for the moment it has to remain a concept only,” he said.

    Project Designer Manager, Peter Hughes, said, “We were looking to mark the diamond anniversary with a car that captured the Holden DNA and took the current VE range to an exciting next step.

    “Even in the early stages of VE development, we knew there was a sensational coupe waiting to get out and the 60 th anniversary has given us the chance to explore that.

    “With Coupe 60 we think we have designed a car that has the potential to write another chapter in the book of Holden icons.”

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    Pillarless coupe body;
    Derived from flexible GRWD platform;
    VE sedan wheelbase.

    Powertrain:
    6.0L V8 with Active Fuel Management, calibrated for E85 Ethanol fuel;
    6-speed manual transmission (SS specification);
    Engine oil cooler.

    Exterior:
    Unique ”Diamond Silver” paint colour;
    Electrically dropping front & rear side windows;
    Racing-derived aerodynamic down-force enhancements:

    Rear under-body air diffuser;
    Full flat under body;
    Functional rear deck-lid spoiler;
    21-inch centre-lock alloy wheels;
    Unique design Kumho high-performance semi-slick tyres;
    High-performance Brembo brake hardware with ducted air cooling for front callipers;
    Side-exiting chambered exhaust system with billet alloy tips;
    Unique design LED tail lamps;
    Exterior mirrors with integral LED side markers.

    Interior:
    V8-Supercar inspired cockpit layout for enhanced driver visibility and spaciousness;
    LCD sports instrument cluster located in a unique column-mounted binnacle;
    One-piece carbon fiber bucket seats, featuring unique suede-pad design and distinctive red high shine leather accents;
    Front seats are adjustable fore-aft and allow easy access to rear;
    Four-point race harness restraints for all seating positions;
    Unique sports-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated shift light display and suede grips;
    Unique interior details including air vents, column switches, gear shift knob and pedals.

    Interior trim.
    Perforated leather trimmed instrument panel;
    Black suede trimmed pillars, headliner and parcel shelf;
    High gloss carbon fiber used as a structural material for seats, doors and rear trim provides contrast to leather and suede trim;
    Details and accents are picked out with red high shine leather, a dark gunmetal finish and satin chrome.



    Holden Monaro Lives On In Coupe 60 Concept

    Toby Hagon
    29 February 2008
    www.drive.com.au

    The Holden Monaro has been born again – at least as a concept in the form of the radical Coupe 60 unveiled at the 2008 Melbourne motor show.

    In an elaborate reveal in the year Holden is celebrating its 60th anniversary of local production – hence the Coupe 60 name – Holden pulled the covers of one of its most eagerly anticipated concept cars.

    Holden stopped short of calling the Coupe 60 concept a Monaro but admits it is a hint that the legendary two-door Holden could make yet another comeback.

    “It is production capable,” says GM Holden design boss Tony Stolfo of the Coupe 60. “But this is pure concept. Right now there’s no intention to go into production with this car.”

    Holden says the Coupe 60 is a “60th anniversary gift to the fans worldwide”.

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    Re: MIMS: Monaro's Back! Holden Coupe60 Unvealed!

    “This is a vehicle I know our designers would dearly love to see go into production, but for the moment it has to remain a concept only,” he said.


    Would make an awesome GTO!!! But with an LS3 not the AFM 6.0 liter.

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    This would be AWESOME for a Pontiac G8 Coupe or change the design a little and call it the GTO!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: MIMS: Monaro's Back! Holden Coupe60 Unvealed!

    I'm in love!!!

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    WOW, now that the pics are up, I'm drooling.

    Gimme gimme gimme.

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    Re: MIMS: Monaro's Back! Holden Coupe60 Unvealed!

    i don't care how they do it but PLEASE send us this car!!!

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    Re: MIMS: Monaro's Back! Holden Coupe60 Unvealed!

    Now THAT could be a GTO!!

    Add the G8 front end with deeper grills (with matched color lighting in the grill surrounds), halos around the lights, and hide the door handles and VOILA!
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    Re: MIMS: Monaro's Back! Holden Coupe60 Unvealed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit Orange View Post
    WOW, now that the pics are up, I'm drooling.

    Gimme gimme gimme.
    Pics? Where so we can load them up
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    I'd hate to be Ford PR right now. I don't know whether this will quite be 1998 again, but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes trying to get anyone to look at the new Falcon.

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    Re: MIMS: Monaro's Back! Holden Coupe60 Unvealed!

    WOW!!!!!! Just WOW!!!! Lutz was sure right when he said they had something special, all this talk of no Monaro blah blah blah.


    Quote Originally Posted by BBDOS CV8 View Post
    I'd hate to be Ford PR right now. I don't know whether this will quite be 1998 again, but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes trying to get anyone to look at the new Falcon.

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    Re: MIMS: Monaro's Back! Holden Coupe60 Unvealed!

    hope this underpins a gto in the future, seeing as there might be a monaro made.



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    This needs to be uncanned. My god. Please please please new GTO.


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    Yesssssss! Monaro's back!

    I bet they'll have to make this after the reaction it gets!

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    G8 coupe or GTO. Now please.

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