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Charger
04-06-2005, 12:46 PM
I like the front but the back is kinda boring. I wonder if there will even be a "next" GTO<br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-14054-287476-6044/2008%20GTO.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-14318-294540-6333/GTO.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet?attachImage=true&contentType=image%2Fjpeg&attachment=6327" BORDER="0"> <br>source: MT

Seller Automotive
04-06-2005, 02:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like the front but the back is kinda boring. I wonder if there will even be a "next" GTO</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ha, I wonder if there will be a Next "PONTIAC"

LoneWolf
04-06-2005, 02:16 PM
MT was speculating about a Zeta-based goat. With Zeta shelved indefinitely for the US market, I doubt this design will materialize, even if there is a next-gen GTO.

Wyldeone22
04-06-2005, 02:16 PM
I, personally, like the look. Looks to be a nice, long, wheelbase.<p>Is it just me, or does the car look a bit Alpha on the front?

TeeDi
04-06-2005, 02:19 PM
Side profile look's a bit Mustang-ish to me....<p>So this is what "our" Monaro will look like, but without the Pontiac front??

AllodoxaphobicJay
04-06-2005, 09:24 PM
You're both right. It's an Alfa Mustang..!

Uberwagon
04-07-2005, 02:03 AM
Yeah, that front end is a straight-up Alpha Brera rip-off, minus the cool three-light clusters. Back is a TL meets Mustang. An "AlphaTLustang?"<p>It's such a shame how GM is neglecting their products and starving their brands. I feel like I'm watching this hideous train wreck in ultra slow motion. It's like everyone knows what's going to happen, and we all wish it wasn't, but there doesn't seem to be anything we can do...<p>Sure the GTO is kinda cool but really, unless they start making real products -- truly credible ones that people actually find exciting -- they should just save the money and send Pontiac out to the dead brand pasture.

Top Secret
04-07-2005, 02:36 AM
Hope not - looks hideous in my eyes.

-Peter-
04-07-2005, 04:01 AM
welcome to the 80s.<p>the only part that isnt direct rip-off from mustang is hood, and thats from 80s Trans-Am <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
04-07-2005, 05:03 AM
Its such a rip off! I agree -peter- , i see mustang and transam in there!<p>I hope it looks much better than this, although i dont mind the alfa inspired front!

geary
04-07-2005, 05:36 AM
Well the next Commodore is based on the GM Zeta base...<p>And the commodore is the basis for the Monaro...<p>And the Monaro is the GTO, so I assume it'll share a totally differnt look to that ;thing'.<p>What I'm excited about is the versatility of Zeta!

skoochythatone
04-07-2005, 06:08 AM
That front really does scream ALFA ROMEO!

Santeno
04-07-2005, 09:08 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah, that front end is a straight-up Alpha Brera rip-off, minus the cool three-light clusters. Back is a TL meets Mustang. An "AlphaTLustang?".</TD></TR></TABLE><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That front really does scream ALFA ROMEO!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You guys really need to start studying your older cars. As was stated before, that front end is a modern rendition of a late 70'-early 80's Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.pontiacserver.com/transam78/01_front_right_640.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Also, the Trans-Am's look owed much to the styling of the 1964-71 Pontiac (Tempest) GTO, all of which had the elongated grills (in varying forms), Twin Headlamps (in varying forms), center-line grill ridge, and hood-scoop nostrils (see the 1971 model for the ones that look like those on the drawing).

mzoltarp
04-09-2005, 05:47 AM
There is no reason there would not be a next GTO, but I'm guessing that GM will have to figure out how to get it into the Mustang's price range a bit more closely. Should Pontiac vaporize as a brand, the GM engineers who are so good at changing noses of cars to change identities, could make it a Camaro. If the Monaro was essentially US ready when Lutz got the idea of having an Australian car become the incarnation of an American icon, I would assume that the next generation would be US ready as well.

Uberwagon
04-09-2005, 08:28 PM
Sadly, there are a lot of reasons for not making another GTO, namely poor sales and the outstanding question of a rear-drive platform. Right now, the Mustang is an awfully daunting hill for Pontiac to climb.

mzoltarp
04-10-2005, 08:01 AM
A GTO with a bit more heritage and without blandness, ridiculous body cladding or nostrils over nostrils (last Trans Am) is needed as is a price that is in the playing field. Had the GTO been priced right at the start, it may not have hit the market with a resounding thud.