With its stripe-accented fenders, pronounced front intakes, and quad headlamps, the 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge bears an unmistakable style that drips with muscle car goodness. Now, one digital artist is enhancing that look with a modern widebody treatment in the following rendering.
Coming to us from Timothy Adry Emmanuel, who posted the rendering to the @adry53customs Instagram feed, this 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge brings a mix of new and old. The front end looks familiar, with two large, rectangular intakes bisected by a prominent central wedge, plus four headlamps. However, there are tons of cool details that set this thing apart, starting with the slammed stance. Hovering just above the pavement is a large front air dam, while the square fog lamps get new LED lighting elements. Don’t forget the hood-mounted tach, either.
The profile view is perhaps the most striking angle, with huge fender flares adding several inches of width to the body. The fender flares keep the characteristic Pontiac GTO fender stripes, while underneath, the wheels are deep-dish, five-spoke units with a classic face design and polished finish. And of course, we have to mention the enormous side exhaust pipes, which dump spent gasses just ahead of the plus-sized rear rollers.
Moving to the rear, we find additional modernized touches, such as a technical-looking lower diffuser element for the rear bumper. The classic Pontiac GTO wing is still mounted to the trunk, making for an interesting mix of both new and old.
While the artist didn’t render the complete interior of this widebody Pontiac GTO, we still spot a set of racing bucket seats, plus roll cage bars in back.
The whole thing is done in yellow, which, as the artist points out, is a nod to the 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop.
Although purists will likely deride the mashup, others will no doubt enjoy the artist taking a little creative liberty with this iconic muscle car, creating something a bit unexpected for the 1970 Pontiac GTO.
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