Built in 1969, by GM’s Australian division Holden, the Hurricane was an advanced research concept vehicle designed “to study design trends, propulsion systems and other long range developments.”
The Hurricane stood just 39-in tall and was powered by a mid-mounted, high-compression 5.0 liter Holden V8 engine, producing 259 hp. The Hurricane did not feature conventional doors; instead, a hydraulically powered canopy swung forwards over the front wheels and the seats rose up and tilted forward. Other features included Pathfinder, which used magnetic signals built into the road to guide the driver. It also contained other advanced technology that would not become commonplace for decades such as: digital instrument displays; automatic temperature control air conditioning called Comfortron; an auto-seek radio function and a rear-view camera, which consisted of a wide angle camera in the rear bumper connected to a closed-circuit television (CCTV) screen in the center console.