Holden LC Torana GTR: Born to Fly!

15 November 2013
Peter Brock flies through the air at a Calder Park rallycross meeting in 1972. This LC Torana GTR nicknamed ‘The Beast’ was heavily modified by the Holden Dealer Team to dominate the spectacular if short-lived sport.

The LC Torana GTR XU-1 achieved so much in racing and rallying that the milder GTR version has tended to live in its shadow. However, the GTR was a very successful competition car in its own right that played a key role in the early careers of touring car legends Peter Brock and Dick Johnson.

The name ‘Torana’ is an Aboriginal word that means ‘to fly’. It proved to be an inspired choice by GM-H as its new six cylinder compact enjoyed sky high success in both the showroom and in competition.