The Holden Torana name might not mean much in North America, but in Australia, elder enthusiasts remain nostalgic ever since its discontinuation back in 1980. Its formula consisted of rear-wheel-drive, a compact size, and no frills. Sounds a lot like the Chevrolet Code 130R concept to us, and Wheels magazine believes that’s what the Torana could be based on.
General Motors executive director of international operations Mike Simcoe also gave his approval of such a model, but didn’t blatantly confirm if either the Chevy or the Holden have been green-lit for production.
“Would I like to have a compact rear-wheel-drive performance coupe like that in any portfolio? Yes,” Said Simcoe to Wheels.
“Given that Australians – and particularly Australians who buy Holdens – are essentially enthusiasts and they enjoy driving agility and the character of rear-wheel-drive, then it makes sense.”
We can imagine the likes of Mark Reuss and Bob Lutz saying the same thing. As would we.