Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, no matter what it is you celebrate, it’s the holiday season. And that means spending time with loved ones, memories and a few gifts here and there.
In the spirit of Christmas and the holidays, we’ve decided to compile five vehicles we wouldn’t mind finding underneath the tree (or parked in our driveways) this year. It’s wishful thinking, but it wouldn’t be a holiday without a few wishes… even though our best shot is a scale model of the vehicles listed below.
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays from all of us at GM Authority.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Ho, ho, ho-yes. We certainly wouldn’t mind waking Christmas morning to find a shiny, new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with a big, red bow on it. With 650 hp, 650 lb-ft of torque and a rifle-quick ten-speed automatic gearbox, we’d be jollier than St. Nick himself.
1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
What car nut wouldn’t want Christmas morning to incorporate a screaming chicken? With a 455 cubic-inch V8 stuffed under the hood, who cares if it wasn’t the quickest car on the block. That’s 7.5-liters of natural aspirated V8, holiday cheer. The 1974 Firebird Trans Am design is also devilishly good looking compared to other nip/tucks throughout the second generation.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado
Not as flashy as the two choices above, but we’d still be delighted to find the capable and well-sized 2017 Chevrolet Colorado underneath the Christmas tree. Each time we’ve had experience with the Colorado and its variants, we’ve walked away mighty impressed with what the truck is capable of, especially in 2.8-liter Duramax-guise.
2017 Cadillac CTS-V
You know, for when a Camaro ZL1 is simply too flashy to unwrap on Christmas morning. The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V offers all the goods in a more elegant and subdued fashion. The in-laws will never guess there’s a massive 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine under the hood in such a handsome package.
Our GMC Syclone Rendering
Talk about wishful thinking, but we’d love to see the day when a GMC Syclone returns with bonkers pickup truck performance. Our GMC Syclone rendering takes modern cues from the traditional Syclone design based on a 2017 GMC Canyon. We imagine a Christmas miracle would incorporate a twin-turbo V6 under the hood, mated to a manual transmission. Hey, we can dream.