Holden has a history with non-traditional concept vehicles, starting in 1969 with its Hurricane concept car. However, the following vehicle wasn’t simply a concept, it was nearly a reality.
An upcoming novel titled Holden: Our Car revealed top secret plans to build an all-electric supercar to become a true world beater. Except, it was shelved for good in 2008 as the global economy tanked.
The vehicle was designed in the spirit of the 1969 Hurricane concept, even wearing a similar paint hue. Specifications included a 2.3-second 0-62 mph sprint, gullwing doors and a mid-engine configuration.
Even though the project was entirely completed in Australia, Holden approached General Motors with the concept and displayed a full-size model in 2009 during a management conference in Florida. GM went as far as working with suppliers to secure batteries and pricing parts for production.
The plan was to reportedly sell the vehicle under multiple GM brands, including Chevrolet, Cadillac, Opel and of course, Holden.
The brand has outright refused to comment on the project, offering a firm “No comment” to News.Au.
However, the news is timely. Moreso than ever does it seem a mid-engine Corvette is coming, and with trademark filings for Corvette E-Ray, Holden may have laid groundwork for future projects to come. Still, we’re seriously sad this project never saw the light of day.