Lets open up old wounds, shall we?
Leave it to Bob Lutz, one of the industry greats, to let us know that Pontiac had another awesome car planned after the release of the Solstice and G8, according to a report from CarAdvice. Many fans will agree that the G8 was the best thing that had ever happened to Pontiac, but unfortunately the brand was shut down just after people caught on (like my parents, owners of an ’09 G8 GT).
Let’s take a look at the other side of the world for a minute. The Australians seem to have all the fun, with their Holdens basically being beefed-up G8s in different flavors (wagon, sedan, and even ute pickup). The only thing they’re missing seemed to have been a coupe. But what would a Holden/G8 coupe or 5th-generation GTO look like? Probably something like the Holden Coupe 60 Concept. We personally think it’s one of the best-looking things that GM has ever considered building. And side-exit exhaust? Amen. You’ll hear no complaints from us.
Although this concept was created back in ’08, it still looks powerful, angry, and masculine. Three important characteristics of a muscle car, really. We’ll probably never know if this 5th-gen GTO would have sold well in the U.S, but if it looked anything like the Holden concept, it probably would have done just fine.