The new Toranas beat a 2: Unfortunately, by the L34 was on its way out with a newer performance car called the A9X on its way in. The first race version, the L34, was developed for competition with roller rockers, a larger exhaust system, bigger brakes from the Kingswood , uprated suspension, flat-top pistons, larger valves, modified porting, and a lightened flywheel. While everyone else was under laps. During this timeframe the Torana XU-1 really became a challenger in the performance car market and on the track.
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By Mark Arblaster 20 Apr In his younger years he first got enamoured with racing by watching Spencer Martin, who just toranx happened to win the Mount Panorama with a Vauxhall Viva which is the car that the original Torana was derived from.
The Hardie-Ferodo in was a pivotal race for the Holden Tarano. By Matt Wilson Photos The lack of distinction in regulation of production cars at this point allowed Holden to modify the XU-1 in more ways than one.
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Blown Torana LX hatch – flashback. Bob Morris and Colin Bond were very strong Torana drivers as well. The car was fast and durable. Performance cars were becoming more serious and muscle cars became more prominent.
During this timeframe the Torana XU-1 really became a challenger in the performance car market and on the track. Some great old footage. The Moffat and Bond team was one of the biggest highlights of with the debut of the A9X.
Peter Brock and other racers were quickly turning to it as the new race king. Such domination was unprecedented and never repeated. Unfortunately, by the L34 was on its way out with a newer performance car called the A9X on its way in. Moffat was already becoming a professional monster on the track. The first race version, the L34, was developed for competition with roller rockers, a larger exhaust system, bigger brakes from the Kingswooduprated suspension, flat-top otrana, larger valves, modified porting, and a lightened flywheel.
It really was a great era for V8 Touring Car racing. This was a defining year for the Falcons, because after this year the Falcon XC hardtops no longer raced. The GTR XU-1 put on an impressive show and actually took 11 of the top 14 places in the class standings.
But the hatch had one major advantage over the four-door in that it could accommodate wider eacing tyres, and hence its subsequent favour for tackling Mount Panorama. The popular image of this car is as a hatch, however 95 toraana sedans. Between andthe team won six of seven Bathursts, two championships and an incredible seven consecutive Sandowns. Peter Brock repeatedly claimed it was the greatest race car of his year career.
And the car slashed more than five minutes off the race record. Peter Brock is one of the most iconic Australian race car drivers of all time. The race cars featured a stronger rear axle with a 2. Racng RTS specifications developed raicng the guidance of chassis engineer Peter Hanenberger included changes to sway bars, shocks, springs and bushes. To Save a search to find the cars you like quickly you must first login Ok.
It was time to retire the Torana and move forward. Supercharged cube Holden Torana A9X tribute. Blown cube Holden LJ Torana. rzcing
To Save a search to find the cars you like quickly you must first login. But more significantly, the suspension pivot points were altered to allow proper caster and camber optimisation for radial tyres. The modifications included alloy wheels, new suspension, brake calipers, ventilated disc brakes and others to improve speed and drivability. Either way it was a big win for Brock and Torana.
While everyone else was under laps.