Thread: new torana twin turbo
07-10-2004, 02:43 PM #1
new torana twin turbo
well heres some info on the new torry, i have some pics but no on this pc ill post em up later:
Australian International Motor Show, 7 October 2004: Holden today revived a famous Australian nameplate when it took the covers off a sensational showcar called Torana TT36.
Holden drew on General Motors’ global resources to build the hot pink Torana TT36, which is powered by an experimental 280kW twin turbo 3.6 litre Alloytec V6 engine, sports a glass roof and showcases bold directional design themes.
Not for production, this mid-sized hatch concept demonstrates the strength and versatility of Holden’s design talent to a worldwide audience and emphasises its ability to react swiftly to changing customer demand.
Torana TT36 highlights Holden’s rear wheel drive powertrain engineering expertise and the practical benefits to be gained by sharing GM global suspension and chassis components and modular structural systems.
The new millennium hot hatch pays homage to Holden’s Bathurst-winning icon car of the seventies, the Torana A9X. It is 25 years since the revered V8-powered Torana A9X last conquered Mount Panorama and wrote itself into Australian automotive legend.
Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Denny Mooney, today said he believed the Torana’s spiritual successor showed how times continued to change in the automotive industry.
“Torana TT36 represents a revolution in concept car design at Holden. We’ve unveiled several examples of our design flexibility and build capability in recent years but this car is exceptional for yet another reason,” Mr Mooney said.
“All recent showcars have been based on our Commodore V-car platform. Torana TT36, on the other hand, shares many basic structural elements with the latest GM sports concepts and much of its chassis componentry is sourced directly from GM.
“It is the first Holden showcar to merge Australian design and engineering expertise with GM technical resources. Quite simply, for us it is a ‘game changer’ in automotive design and production.
“Naming the concept car was easy. We knew many fans would immediately call it Torana because it is a high powered, mid-size, rear wheel drive hot hatch. The TT36 stands for Twin Turbo 3.6L.”
The twenty-first century Torana has slingshot performance potential. Its experimental 3.6 litre twin turbo Alloytec V6, hand-built at Holden’s new Port Melbourne engine plant, produces 280kW of power, transferred to the tarmac via a heavy-duty six speed manual transmission.
Ninety per cent of the 480Nm of torque developed is available from just 1600 rpm and the TT36 shares the power-to-weight advantage that helped its A9X sporting predecessor to drive into the record books at Mt Panorama a quarter of a century ago.
The four-seater showcar is finished in luminous, look-at-me pink - dubbed ‘ManGenta’ by the trend-spotting stylists who created it - contrasted against a slick new-tech interior in minimalist black and white. A panoramic glass roof extends from the steeply raked windscreen all the way back to the hatch and the TT36 sits on 20-inch, ten-spoke alloys.
The project was originally named XP54, reflecting the acronym ‘eXperimental Project’ and coded 54 in recognition of Holden’s so-called Studio 54 design workshop in the outer suburbs of Melbourne.
Holden Design Director, Tony Stolfo, said the showcar’s aggressive, sports-oriented frontal treatment recalled its hard-charging Torana heritage while speaking the design language of the here and now.
“It’s very performance-driven in terms of the size of the apertures, the air intakes and grille. The fenders and quarter panels are pumped to accentuate width and stance,” he said.
“It also displays some of the key proportions we’ll see in future cars generally: front wheels forward, minimal overhang, high belt lines and a high deck. All these elements create strength and purpose and deliver expressive contemporary styling.
“The hatch style gives us a very fast line running over the top, and we’ve given it strong directional lines. In terms of overall design intent, it’s far more sophisticated sports machine than street machine.
“And because it’s a vehicle which delivers a really large interior compartment in relation to its exterior size, it shows off our packaging skills, which are a traditional Holden strength.”
The Torana TT36 interior is an exercise in black and white contemporary cool, described by Holden’s young colour and trim team as ‘nu luxury’. Taking inspiration from forecast fashion trends in domestic and industrial design, they gave it smoothly sculptured white leather seats and mirror-gloss finishes in piano black and pearlescent perspex, contrasted with soft-feel textures and black techno-mesh rubber floor covering.
The pink exterior theme is picked up in clever LED lighting effects and a ‘retro future’ 3D instrument layout that can be customised to the driver’s taste. Open the door and a full- length lighting strip integrated into the glass roof radiates a healthy pink glow. Press the backlit central starter button to play twin turbo engine idle music. Touch the interactive infotainment screen to control myriad functions – phone, CD, SatNav, DVD, address book and other Blue Tooth-compatible features.
“The Torana TT36 may be simply for show – but it’s not about outrageous technology. We consider that something very close to this concept could be practically achievable in the not-too-distant future,” Mr Stolfo said.
“It’s a first step towards monitoring public reaction to a type of rear-wheel drive vehicle that doesn’t exist in today’s General Motors portfolio. It could be designed and produced off a number of GM platforms, taking advantage of the virtual maths-based processes and component sharing which enabled us to build this working concept in a very short space of time.“
Holden Torana TT36
Design and Feature Highlights
Layered, luminous ‘ManGenta’ paint finish
Technical aero-theme projector headlamps with bead-blasted clear acrylic indicators and ambient LED pink lighting: matching wrap-around ‘circle and beam’ tail lamps
Panoramic glass roof, frameless glass hatch opening
Ten spoke, 20-inch, hand-cast aluminium alloy wheels in Titan Silver, wheel nut caps and lion brand in gunmetal chrome.
Matt black Venturi-style rear underplate, housing twin rectangular chromed exhaust tips
Mirror-mounted repeater LED indicators
Twin aircraft-style fuel fillers
Textured mesh grille inserts
Tailored white leather seats (8-way electric)
White leather door trims
Padded white leather console upper and binnacle hood
Four-spoke, deep dished leather-rim steering wheel with menu navigation roller controls
Pearlescent back-painted centre console with integrated grab handles, flowing front to back
High-gloss white uppers, contrasting with soft-feel matt finish lower trim
Glossy piano black lower door, front seatback and console accents
Textured woven ‘Rubco’ floor covering, rear seatbacks, cargo floor with cross-patterned overlay
Secure underfloor storage/wet area
Full-length roof-mounted LED strip lighting with semi-translucent pink lens, LED task lighting either end
Pink LED-lit foot wells, armrests, rear sub-woofers
DVD screens with piano black surrounds, integrated into front seatback head restraints
Gunmetal chrome Holden ID
Pink backlit starter button on centre console
Full-colour TFT touch screen menu-driven display can be set to individual preferences.
‘Floating’ IP dials with clear pink indicators on 3D black background
Holden Torana TT36 Specifications
3.6 L twin turbo Global V6
Air to air intercooler
Two x KO4 Warner turbochargers
Continuously variable valve timing,
variable intake manifold, variable valve actuation
3.6 L (60 degree engine)
Bore x Stroke (mm)
89.0 X 85.6
6-speed heavy duty manual transmission
Gear ratios (:1)
Final drive ratio
Lower dominant tube structure
Chassis integrated with upper body structure
Full length outer main rails
Multi tube centre tunnel structure
Front and Rear
Independent SLA suspension
Forged aluminium upper and lower control arms and knuckles
Adjustable aluminium monotube shocks with coil springs
20 x 8 inch ten-spoke aluminium
Tyre size (front and rear)
Bridgestone Potenza REO5OA
Forward mounted power rack and pinion
4 wheel disc with Anti-Lock Braking System, Traction Control, Electronic Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Distribution, Corner Brake Control and Electronic Stability Program
Front size (mm)
365 x 35 ventilated discs
alloy billet machined 6-piston calipers
Rear size (mm)
365 x 35 ventilated discs
alloy billet machined 4-piston calipers
courtesy of JC.
07-10-2004, 04:02 PM #2
07-10-2004, 05:03 PM #3
heres a few pics:
07-10-2004, 05:09 PM #4
08-10-2004, 12:12 AM #5
Great read there evil_ss.
280kw in a mid sized hatch would be sufficient power i rekon.
10-11-2004, 08:14 PM #6
i've been doing some more reading into this.. and i still feel they should of called it something else.. and left the torana name with the old classics.. they've killed the legend..
Want some rice with that?
11-11-2004, 02:43 AM #7Originally Posted by mark
that is so right
at first i heard it was going to be a 2.2 turbo.
what they have is better, but it's still riceIf a man says something in a forest, and his wife isn't there to hear him................is he still wrong?
11-11-2004, 09:45 AM #8
when i heard torana..
i imediatlly thought (like most people did)
LS2 in muscle type hatch!
disappointed to say the least
11-11-2004, 10:48 AM #9
ls2 all the way, then i heard twin turbo.. and i lost faith in holden. but you can kindof see why they're doing it..
they're being left behind by pulsars and wrx's, they need to stay in touch with the market, and unfortunatlly v8's are a small percantage..
11-11-2004, 03:21 PM #10
yep i agree it needs to lose the rice interior gaina 330kw ls2 and a lick of jet black paint.Then i might think about calling it a torry!.
11-11-2004, 05:14 PM #11
maybe even a ls2 blower instead of 2 turbos!
20-03-2007, 02:07 PM #12
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for instance. how many of you have been beaten by an xr6 turbo, not to bring up the devils name but im sure a few of you have watched the break lights pull away in front of you. if you consiter that its a 4Lt turbo 6 and the new torri ia a 3.6Lt twin turbo. gentlemen hold onto your balls before they fly out the window. bye bye ford.......
20-03-2007, 02:10 PM #13
dragged an old enogh thread up?I love Prius drivers cause I need their share of the fuel supply!
20-03-2007, 02:25 PM #14
yeah he certainly did. i'm glad they didn't make the concept Torry, it was way to girly looking for my liking. they should of made it look like the first Torana concept they canned, the GTR-X and then put the TT36 in and also have the optioon of the new V8, now that would have had balls
20-03-2007, 02:38 PM #15
I canna see any pics captain, it just not workin
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