1969 Holden Hurricane

The Holden Hurricane was basically a two-seat cocnept built by Holden in 1969, and one of the most advanced vehicles for its time, with the company describing it as a research vehicle, allowing them “to study design trends, propulsion systems and other long range developments.” It’s powered by a mid-mounted high-compression 4.2L Holden V8 engine that generates 259-horsepower, and rather than traditional doors, the Hurricane features a hydraulically powered canopy swung forwards over the front wheels and the seats rose up and titled forward. Other features included Pathfinder, an early style of GPS, which acted in conjunction with magnetic signals built into the road to guide the driver. It also contained 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 centre console. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a chimp taking on a drone.