General Motors Holden is celebrating it’s 60th year of local vehicle production by unveiling the ‘Coupe 60’ at the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show.
Touted strictly as a concept car, Holden says the Coupe 60 is a “60th anniversary gift to the fans worldwide.”
Holden has stopped short of calling this concept car a Monaro but admits that it may be a hint that the Monaro is set to make yet another comeback.
The coupe shares it’s wheelbase and underpinnings with the VE sedan and comes equipped with the Chevrolet sourced 6.0 litre V8 which is expected to put out somewhere in the vicinity of 300kw. This engine has been designed to run on up to 85 per cent ethanol and with Holden’s Active Fuel Management can run on only four cylinders during light throttle and cruising conditions.
The styling of the concept coupe is fairly radical with huge 21 inch wheels filling out the bulging wheel arches and twin side-exit exhausts behind each door adding another muscular element.
Considering that the original Commodore Coupe of 1998 was said to be a ‘concept only’ car and went on to become the Monaro, one has to wonder if this vehicle will find it’s way on to the showroom floors as the new Monaro in the not-to-distant future.