Tag: Pontiac

The GM-80 Project Almost Became The First FWD Chevy Camaro And Pontiac Firebird

By the late 1980s, most of GM’s fleet was front-wheel-drive, and the Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird could have been next as shown by an early development project called the GM-80. Carmakers in the late 80s were eager to capitalize on the transition to newer technologies, with one of the most prominent examples being Ford’s attempt to […]

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The 1974 Pontiac Super Duty Trans Am Was The Last Performance Pony Car From Muscle’s Golden Age

Detroit muscle’s golden age peaked in 1970 with cars like Hemi-engined Dodge Charger R/T and LS6-code Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454. From that point, a combination of reduced compression ratios, higher insurance costs, spiraling gas prices and the weight of additional safety equipment saw power and performance tail away until by the end of the decade […]

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Is A $1.9M Discount Enough To Make You Buy This Pontiac-Based Bugatti Veyron For $150K?

The history of replicas is a long and fascinating one but, just as with the cars they imitate, they keep getting more sophisticated and more expensive. Unlike in the past, when every backyard builder with a dream and access to some fiberglass seemingly made a Ferrari out of a Fiero, more modern builders have moved […]

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What On Earth Happened To All The Affordable Coupes?

Have you tried to buy an affordable coupe lately? It’s not that easy. Everyone knows that crossovers have been killing off sedans and wagons for the past few years, but they’ve also decimated the sporty two-door market. Sure, if you have upwards of $80,000 to spend, or are willing and able to compromise on seating […]

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Can You Handle This Pontiac Solstice By Mallett That Packs A 400 HP LS2 V8?

The Pontiac Solstice holds a special place in the hearts of many enthusiasts and that’s particularly true of the range-topping GXP variant. Introduced at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Solstice GXP featured a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine pumping out 260 hp (194 kW / 264 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. […]

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