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#172 of 4353 GTO body redesign in the works
Jul 28, 2003 (7:55 pm)
Saw this on the car connection:
"Will The Goat Get a New Skin?
Is a new, more macho version of the Pontiac GTO already under development, even before the reborn version of the legendary “goat” reaches showrooms? Inside sources tell TheCarConnection a revised GTO, more angular than the jellybean car due out for ’04, could hit the road with tires spinning in time for the 2006 model-year. “We do understand” the criticism leveled at the Australian import’s styling, Pontiac General Manager Lynn Meyers concedes. Aftermarket hood scoops and other accessories could be quick, bolt-on improvements, she suggests. While Meyers won’t directly address the issue of an all-new design, she broadly hints, “It always was in our thinking that we would do other things relative to appearance. It always was in our thinking, from Day One.”"
#173 of 4353 Looking to buy...
Jul 28, 2003 (11:34 pm)
...the 2004 GTO. Thinking about the 6 spd Impulse Blue with Blue interior or Quicksilver with Red interior. I think the Quicksilver with the Blue would be sweet.
Getting a kick out of the purists who are griping about a car they haven't even driven or listened to yet. Would have liked to see tail lights reminiscent of the late 60's Firebirds.
For those of you who have placed an order are you able to tell us the price? Thanks.
#174 of 4353 GTO redesign
Jul 29, 2003 (6:01 am)
From what I have read, the contract to produce GTOs in Australia is for 3 years (2004-2006 model years). I wouldn't expect to see the new GTO until 2007. We might start seeing pics of it in 2006 though.
#175 of 4353 URL definition
Aug 01, 2003 (2:16 pm)
URL = Uniform Resource Locator aka a web site address.
#176 of 4353 September Motor Trend Sketches & Discussion on Next Gen GTO
Aug 02, 2003 (6:34 am)
Check out pages 30-31 of the September 2003 issue of Motor Trend. Has two sketches and an article on the next generation GTO. Could happen as early as 2007 or as late as 2010. Claims "Holden is in the midst of shifting is design philosophy to match GM Europe's." Says there are two possibilities: "an all-American design with more expressive sheetmetal and a styling philosophy sprung from the upcoming Grand Am replacement" or a "Holdenesque GTO, with GM-Euroe styling".
#177 of 4353 As much as I ......
Aug 02, 2003 (7:20 am)
think the Holden-based styling is a tad bland. I'd rather see that than some overstyled "all-American" design. The early GTOs were fairly subtle by '72 or so they'd gotten rather silly with scoops, graphics and wings galore.
Put me down for "Holdenesque GM-Euro".
#178 of 4353 "Hotter" GTO Judge
Aug 02, 2003 (1:36 pm)
Motor Trend (8/03, p. 89) discusses the upcoming '04 GTO. Couple nice pictures. Very interesting discussion about the GM Peformance Division "toying" with the idea of building a limited-edition super GTO, "possibly to be named the Judge". Might come with Gen III V8 at 400 hp, more aggressive suspension, sportier seats, and a functional cold-air intake system. If done, likely only to be 6-speed manual. MT wants it. So do I!
#179 of 4353 Great idea but .......
Aug 02, 2003 (3:14 pm)
"The Judge" sounds a bit dated considering the many people who were not even alive when Laugh-In was a hit TV show.
#180 of 4353 GTO Judge
Aug 02, 2003 (4:17 pm)
andys120... But there are a lot of people alive who remember what the old Pontiac GTO Judge stood for in the late '60s and early '70s. Always nice to see Detroit try to recover heritage.