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Old 10-03-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Trans Am / Firebird Concept (pix)

ok I was at the pontiac dealer today looking at the z28 camaro and I asked them about a new trans am. the looked straight at me and said "YES, there will be a new trans am. And the GTO will be coming back in 08 as a GTO with a new body." So it looks like the muscle cars are on a come back. if this is true. hope so.
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We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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its not going to be called trans am though. gm doesnt have the rights to the name any more
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
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New Pontiac Firebird???

2009 Firebird

Introduction:

Firebird enthusiasts around the world have been aching for a new Firebird ever since the discontinuation of the Camaro/Firebird twins in 2002. Hopes rise, then fall with each different piece of news. Agonizingly, Camaro fans got their wishes granted with the concrete announcement of the Camaro, eliminating the rumors and speculation surrounding that car. We've heard "Firebird's coming" and "No, there will be no Firebird". The latest news item the Firebird support team points to as evidence of a revival is the registration of the Firebird trademark. Wheather or not that holds merit is not the point. Unlike some others, we happen to believe that there is a business case to be made for the Firebird, if it shares high cost components with it's Camaro sibling. A new Firebird could bring excitement and passion to the Pontiac brand, a real "want" car that was affordable and available. Much like the mission set forth on the current Solstice. That car is accomplishing the goal of the GTO, yet, in small numbers. Pontiac needs a higher volume "want" car. Our Firebird is differentiated from the Camaro well, yet shares the greenhouse, engines and other important components. Something we felt was needed is a different interior, differentiated in the example set by the Solstice/Sky siblings. So here, we present our vision of a future Firebird, melding and blending cues from previous generations and presenting it in a new, way. Completely feasible, and easily doable, we present, the Firebird!

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Base Vehicle: Chevy Camaro
Engines, Greenhouse, Platform, Components
Engines: 3900 (3.9) V6 w/242 hp, 5300 5.3L V8 w/303 hp
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:24 PM   #4
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=1952#post1952

There you go box. Just an idea from GMinsidenews.com
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:59 AM   #5
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dude man that is a nice ride but me myself i am more of a camaro fan and my dad is a firebird fan. But i guess you can't have it all. But i like it.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:26 PM   #6
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Those are some funky headlights there. Looks like a total of 8 lights per side. I like the sides, but that pointy bumper needs some work in my opinion.
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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and the a$$ end is messed up
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Old 10-06-2006, 02:14 PM   #8
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im not feelin it
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:01 PM   #9
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2011 Trans Am

Hello all, I am a newbie here, I just sold my 95 Trans Am and got a 2004 Acura TL to hold me over until the 5th gen! Im def having hp withdrawls, I wanted to ask you guys if there has been any speculation of there being a 5th Gen TA? The only Camaro's I was a fan of before this are the 60's, the Trans Am has always just looked better to me and if the Camaro looks this good I couldnt imagine what a TA would look like. Im savin my cash right now for the 5th gen but I dont know if I should shoot for the maro or wait out a TA, I would be kickin myself if I got the Maro and then Pontiac dropped a beauty the year after! If it Pontiac in fact did make it and it looked like this I would definately rather get it than the Maro



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Old 12-29-2006, 01:48 AM   #10
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Nice lookin TA! There's a thread in here somewhere about the TA. News straight from the source is that you're gonna have to wait and see what happens w/ the sales on the Camaro. Rumors have been spread that if in fact the Camaro sells like crazy, then a possibility exists that GM could have a TA or Firebird built 2 years later (can't recall which name they renewed...one of them can't be built and don't remember which). They said that for now, folks are just going to have to buy a Camaro if they want the musclecar.

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Old 12-30-2006, 01:08 AM   #11
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Thanks Tag, man I dont know if Ill be able to hold out 2 years to get a Firebird, My TL is nice but its not like my TA, maybe Ill get a Camaro and then trade it in for a Bird when it drops. I wonder how many of the enthusiast will be holdin out for the Bird
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:27 AM   #12
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Thanks Tag, man I dont know if Ill be able to hold out 2 years to get a Firebird, My TL is nice but its not like my TA, maybe Ill get a Camaro and then trade it in for a Bird when it drops. I wonder how many of the enthusiast will be holdin out for the Bird
I hope you are able to get what you want. I want for Pontiac to re-release the TA/Firebird as well. The more muscle cars the better! It's looking like at least 5 years before anything could happen w/ that, though. That's even IF GM would end up building it.

Even if you end up having to buy a Camaro to satisfy those "GO FAST" needs, remember that GM is going to have to beat out the other two in the hp area. You could easily be looking at 500+ hp for a top of the line Maro! On top of that, it is a beautiful car! You can't go wrong either way!
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Old 12-30-2006, 09:19 AM   #13
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This topic has been covered alot on many other forums.

Here are my thoughts.

IMO, regardless of how well the Camaro sells, the T/A/Firebird would be too close in similarities to the Camaro, and seeing how GM is making inroads to a successful recovery, building a car so similar to one that already exists wouldn't make a lot of sense. Their Pontiac division will, supposedly, have an all-new GTO in the not too distant future.

In the past, it seemed all of GM's divisions had alot of similar vehicles, ie; Camaro/Firebird, Chevelle/GTO, etc., and the idea I think I'm hearing from GM is for each division to offer a specific model for specific purpose, and this would mean, to me, Chevrolet=Camaro, Pontiac=GTO.

Time will tell. I'm happy. My car is back!
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:43 PM   #14
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New GTO for what year? Is it a rumor or has it been confirmed?
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:46 PM   #15
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New GTO for what year? Is it a rumor or has it been confirmed?
A new GTO hasn't been confirmed, yet. But it's a pretty good bet. I'd guess it would appear in about a year.
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:59 PM   #16
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A new GTO hasn't been confirmed, yet. But it's a pretty good bet. I'd guess it would appear in about a year.
I hear the same. And...don't think it's going to look like the current GTO either. GM has gotten on the right track as far as "proper name/badge usage". So, my GUESS is that it will be something more like what a GTO should be. I mean no disrespect to any current GTO owners now. Nice cars, but don't badge it a GTO.
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:37 AM   #17
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Hey Jeanius that is a nice T/A I like it.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:05 AM   #18
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Thanks LowRider, alot of hard earned money went into that car, I sure do miss her, hopefully the new owner hasnt wrecked it or somthin
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:02 AM   #19
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2011 Trans Am

I take it you've already seen this? Apologies if it's a repost.


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Old 03-07-2007, 11:26 AM   #20
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WOW, i havent seen this one yet. good stuff, i like how its not just a rebadged camaro. very very nice
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:32 AM   #21
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Yeah, someone posted this up a few weeks ago, I believe it was TAG. Unfortunately Winding Road has a reputation for printing very unreliable information.

Keep in mind that this car does not exist in any shape or form. It is simply a photochop by the people at winding road to show what they think a 2011 T/A should look like.
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:52 PM   #22
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yea i know that much but it is still a sweet drawing of what it should be. but u gotta think whats up pontiacs sleeve for its next gen muscle car, it seems like whatever it is they arent giving up much about it. its nice to dream......
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:06 PM   #23
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I hadn't seen that rendering before. :eek:

I see alot of Corvette in that illustration. Too "flashy" for me. I like the Camaro MUCH better.

Yep. I'm biased.
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I hadn't seen that rendering before. :eek:

I see alot of Corvette in that illustration. Too "flashy" for me. I like the Camaro MUCH better.

Yep. I'm biased.
Yeah, EllwynX made a good observation and noticed the dramatic similarities to the Saab Aero X concept

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Old 03-07-2007, 01:39 PM   #25
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There's a lot of Corvette C6 in there mixed with Ferrari 599. I like it though, I like it a lot.
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