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Old 10-03-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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New Pontiac GTO???

2009 GTO


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Given the notoriety and importance of the GTO, we felt it was important that it be better differentiated from it's Holden brother, so we gave the GTO it's own, dedicated body based upon the Zeta platform. We felt that, as Pontiac's "halo" vehicle, it was important that it had to have a strong connection to the past. Slotting above the Firebird, the GTO is a sporty muscle car that has fresh styling, presented in a retro light. Simply put, the GTO isn't GM's Challenger/Mustang fighter. We'll leave that to the Firebird. GTO is intended to sit at the top of Pontiac's lineup; the more expensive, higher end muscle car, positioned at a higher, less accessible price point then the Firebird. We believe it's a true GTO, paying homage to the past greats, but a car for the future. What the GTO would be like if it had continued all these years. The GTO's planned introduction date is late 2008, as a 2009.


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Base Platform: Zeta
Drive Wheels: RWD
Engines: 6000 6.0L V8 w/400 HP
Transmissions: 6 speed Automatic
http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=37381
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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I saw a short write up in the Nov. issue of R&T which goes along with your info. Tag. The new GTO is to be based on the Zeta platform, and mentions the same drivetrain as you stated. There's also a rendition of it similar to the one you posted.
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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I saw a short write up in the Nov. issue of R&T which goes along with your info. Tag. The new GTO is to be based on the Zeta platform, and mentions the same drivetrain as you stated. There's also a rendition of it similar to the one you posted.
Cool deal. I don't know how long it's been on the GMinsidenews website, but ran across it today. Some neat info. I'd sure like to see both of these cars make it into production. I might make a couple minor changes. But, the more muscle cars, the better.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:35 AM   #5
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that not actually that bad for a new gto. it would looks nice at the drag strip.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:38 AM   #6
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I like that rendering, although the colour is hideous. It'd look mean as Hell in black.

Can anyone post a pick of the Road & Track rendering?


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Old 10-04-2006, 10:43 AM   #7
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Guys the concept GTO's are nice but if they bring out the firebird looking like this
it is going to be a bad ass car!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:49 PM   #8
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I hope and pray they do not come out with a Camaro, Firebird, AND GTO..... that would be a little overkill IMO. If GM is tryingto cut costs and increase profits then they need to stick with no more than 2 renditions of this amazing car.....
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:05 AM   #9
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Another couple of images



Not too different from this photoshop of the Camaro....although this was inteded as a Firebird.



Heresy, I know, but I LOVE the front end on that silver Pontiac. The twin headlamps and pointed grille look fantastic.....even better than the Camaro (I know, I'm sorry!)
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:34 AM   #10
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I like the 1st pic of the GTO better than the 2nd one. But that is just me.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:31 AM   #11
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Not too different from this photoshop of the Camaro....although this was inteded as a Firebird.
Looks like a Crossfire to me
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:22 AM   #12
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just don't give it the ugly assend of the Aurora pic that is floating around
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:19 PM   #13
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I thought it looked like the Solstice too. Not the best for a Firebird. Someone can do better than that, I think.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:34 AM   #14
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I agree I think the GTO will be nice when it is redesigned. Well it is nice now but it needs a new retro look to it. But if the GTO comes back out the Firebird will not be able to but. GM may be waiting to see how the Camaro does. and if it does good than they will bring out the Firebird then.
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:44 AM   #15
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I'd love it if they kept the flip-lights
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:05 AM   #16
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Here's a few more pix I found.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:25 AM   #17
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wow I love the orange trans am at the end.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:58 AM   #18
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the gto first posted looks like a modern day gto judge and as to the pics of the firebirds above( ) the darkblue one looks like a corvette in fact it looks more liek a corvette then new corvettes

i compared a pic of the judge and the one posted and i think so so ill post it and u be 'the judge' lol

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Old 01-11-2007, 10:56 AM   #19
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I like pic #3 and 6 I think they are the best looking the others look good but just don't fit the firebird. Now the 3rd and 6th pic fits it perfect.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:31 AM   #20
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this doesnt look like a GTO in my oppinion they should have based it on the 1969 GTO judge then it might appeal to the public better but to have two cars that look almost xact i dunno
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:31 AM   #21
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the firebird looks nice though
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:37 AM   #22
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you know after seeing the pics I like above it would be a hard decision between a SS-Z28 or the Firebird 400-TransAm
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:54 AM   #23
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I'm not diggin any of the pics of the goat. The gold firebird does look niCe though
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:16 PM   #24
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i actually like the 04-06 gto's, more so in say an 06 with the scoop hood and dual exhaust tips...

*starts ducking*
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:10 PM   #25
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the hide away headlights are definately a sweet idea. it would be great to see styling points like that make a come back.
i would say just smooth out some of the edges on the nose and unshroud the fog lights a little bit and it would be a hit.
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