The Holden Efijy

Holden Efijy concept car

This Holden concept car made its first appearance at the 2005 Sydney Motor Show and has been a big hit at motor shows across the country ever since. Despite what many people think, not one part of the vehicle has come from the original FJ Holden. Instead, so many parts that look familiar, like the Holden label, are interpretations of the original.

Holden Efijy motor

The body sits on a Chevrolet Corvette underbody and also employs a Corvette V8 motor.

All lights in the Efijy, including the headlights, are actually not lights at all but are light-emitting diodes. The LEDs used for the headlights not only put out a lot of light but also a lot of heat and each headlight has a fan built in to keep the LEDs cool.

Holden Efijy front

While everything on the vehicle is functional and the car certainly can be driven unfortunately you will never see this car in production. The stylised FJ grill is hand-polished aluminium that required two weeks of work to reach the point where you see it today and that level of hand-tooling is not something that you would ever see on a production car.

Holden Efijy dashboard

However, the Efijy does allow us to see what is coming down the production pipeline because the Human Interface Technology on the Efijy is close to what we will soon see in production cars. This technology offers touch-screen access to the entertainment system, climate control, GPS and suspension.

Holden Efijy rear

The Holden Efijy

9 thoughts on “The Holden Efijy

  1. HOLDEN HAS BEEN PUT ON THE WORLD MAP WITH THIS RARE GEM—
    I HAVE ONLY HEARD OF HOLDEN IN THE PAST TWO YEARS,BUT FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET, LET ME TELL YOU AT HOLDEN THAT THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST AWESOME AUTOMOBILE I HAVE EVER SET EYES ON—CONGRATS TO THE TEAM WHO PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER—
    MY ONLY REGRET IN LIFE —NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE ONE, DRIVE ONE, AND MUCH WORSE—TO NOT OWN ONE!
    HOLDEN—YOU HAVE PUT THE AMERICAN CAR MANUFACTURES TO SHAME—THIS IS THE CAR OF ALL TIME!
    WELL DONE!!!

  2. Funny you should say that Paul – another American said almost exactly the same thing when I showed him the photos.

    And that car certainly does have a presence about it. My wife and I stood in front of it for quite some time … and then they opened the bonnet – you could hear gasps from some of the people that were standing around the car.

  3. I just saw this car for the 1st time tonight, and it’s now my favourite car of all time. It’s sooo stylish, and retro, yet very powerful and modern.
    I wonder if I can get to see it in RL, seeing as it’s a while since it’s launch? I live in Brisbane.
    I think Paul Shaver summed it up beautifully.
    It’s just so hot !! Best car I’ve seen, I want one (or 2), even if they’d cost a nice house to buy 😀

  4. G’day Jason

    It certainly is a great looking car. I took the photos at the Brisbane Motor Show earlier this year so I’m not sure if the car will be back next year or not.

    It’s even appeared on television driving under it’s own power. I missed the program but I think it was on Channel 7’s Beyond Tomorrow but the station doesn’t seem to keep any archives on their website so I can’t tell you anymore than that.

    Holden has some wallpaper for the Efijy here and there is a screensaver for the Efijy here

  5. Thanks Stuart. Sorry for my slowness of reply. Cheers for the links.
    I’ve already gathered some High res screens of the Efijy, 1920x ones, but I’ll check the Screensaver out 😀
    I read a user comment elsewhere that it cost $3.5 million Australian to make it. I also read in another place that they made it fairly cheaply compared to most concept cars… LOL.

  6. wow… i’m not really a devout car person but this holden is so fricken awsome …it makes me depressed to remember that i have to drive around in a crapy ford futura!

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