EFJIY is Holden’s tribute to the FJ, and the low slung coupe took the world by storm when it debuted at the 2005 Australian International Motor Show. Street Machine editor Simon Telford has lusted after EFIJY ever since it was unveiled, and recently he got a chance to drive the classic hot rod Holden.
It was designed and championed by Richard Ferlazzo, who has been Holden’s design director since 2013. He has been involved with the design of every Commodore since the VN and was the chief designer for the VE and VF. He has also worked extensively on US models, and even redesigned the Holden Lion logo in 1994 – still in use today – but he will forever be known as the father of EFJIY.
EFIJY took all of the FJ’s modest styling touchstones and made them sing, from the single chrome tail-light to the iconic toothy grille. Underneath, it was full of the best go-fast gear from the GM parts bin, including a Corvette chassis, transaxle and supercharged 6.0-litre V8.
Watch as Telfo gets to do what many of us will only dream to do in this short video, but if you want to hear all his thoughts on EFIJY, then grab the June issue of Street Machine to read the full write up.