There is this interesting rumor about a new car named 2017 Pontiac GTO swirling around the internet these past few days, and it got many people interested no matter if they are those who are interested in any new product news or just old enthusiasts. Why old enthusiast? That is because the Pontiac GTO line has been dead for a long time, the last time a model of Pontiac GTO is announced was 1974; and you can also count the 2006 version made by Holden, but that is probably will not count.
When people heard this news, there are many who only consider this as a rumor and nothing else, that is also holds true with us, until we saw the 2017 Pontiac GTO spy shoot pictures. That is right, there are already pictures showing how this car is going to look like, and those pictures does not seems to be manipulated and looks very legit. When the pictures are shown, the community is surprised; they really think that Pontiac is going to be back. If you are also interested to know what this car is rumored to look like, we have a lot of pictures of said new Pontiac GTO to show you.
We cannot really guarantee that those pictures are really going to be the Pontiac GTO or just some random concept car, but many also believed that if there is going to be released, they are going to use the 1970s model as the main design for the body. This one news got people excited, especially those who are already a fan of the classic Pontiac GTO. But there is also more news to this car than just leaked pictures, and here you can find more 2017 Pontiac GTO review and information.
2017 Pontiac GTO classic but modern exterior design
The Pontiac GTO line has this classic design for its body, and as said above, there is big chance that they won’t really change the main design of the car. Of course, there will be a lot of changes made to the 2017 Pontiac GTO exterior design in order to make it looks more modern and suitable on the current automobile trends. In a quick glimpse, you will notice that the car is sleeker and looks more aerodynamic with the curves and to allow more modern technologies. Of course, you can expect the split as well, as this is the trademark of the Pontiac muscle car.
Other than the split, you will see new grille, this is expected and you can also expected that even with a new grille design, it will also be a split grille. With the headlamps, expect a lot of new changes and redesign, the current lamp technologies requires a lot of changes made to its front design, the lamp is located on the lower part of the grid. If you take a good look at the hood, the first thing you will undoubtedly see is the split, but there will be a lot of new design to allow it to be more aerodynamics by giving it more air intakes.
The front side is not the only one getting a lot of redesign in order to make this car appear more modern, the back also undergoes a lot of changes. It will surely get a newly designed wing, the rear trunk also will look different; but we do not know its full trunk capacity yet. The back will look quite different with the new lifts and two modern exhaust popping up, all of these changes made the car looks more current but still able to maintain its classical design.
2017 Pontiac GTO interior with more modern features and technologies
Now we move onto the next part, in which we will discuss everything that we know about the 2017 Pontiac GTO interior design. It is said that the main idea regarding the interior redesign is similar to the one happening on the exterior; which means that they expect to maintain the classical design but make it more modern. It is to be expected as they are going to need more room to allow for more modern technologies, things like touchscreen for infotainment purpose is expected to be there, as well as audio system that use the current technologies.
When there are a lot of changes made to how the interior cabin is going to look like to allow for more modern features and technologies, there is not much information regarding the material that is going to be used for that matter. It is said that they are going to be more focused on getting the driver and passengers of this muscle car to feel more comfortable inside, so we can expect that they are going to use something that is more high quality for the material.
2017 Pontiac GTO engine and performance
Now, this part is the part that makes the automobile enthusiasts really riled up, they are excited to know more about the 2017 Pontiac GTO engine and how great it can perform. Unfortunately, there is no pictures showing what kind of engine that this car will be using, so all those people can do is speculating, but from those speculations, there are some that really have a big chance to be true. The main candidate of what engine that the new risen Pontiac GTO is going to use is probably a V8 engine that is coming from many newer Chevrolet cars.
It’s got to be a V8 engine, using a V6 for its grand return would be very disappointing and will kill a lot of hype it’s having right now. So we are really believe that the engine that is going to be used for this new 2017 Pontiac GTO will be a 6.2L V8 engine which is said to have around 429 horsepower. If you are familiar with the automobile news, you will probably realize this, but they are going to use the same engine that you can find on the newer Chevrolet Camaro.
Because it is using the same engine, you can also use the specification of that said engine to determine its maximum speed and the fuel efficiency as well. Other than the engine, we also believe that they are going to use a six speed transmission system; what type is not known yet, and there are going to be a lot more enhancements made as well. Well, at least we do know if this muscle car actually exist, it will miles better than the past model.
2017 Pontiac GTO miscellaneous and Conclusion
They are really able to get many people on this hype train, and this anticipation means that there are a lot of people wanting to get their hands on this new rumored muscle car; it would be a waste if this rumor happens to be false. But it is to elaborate to be classified as just another rumor, because we do have more information left to tell, such as the expected 2017 Pontiac GTO release date and price. It is expected to be available at the end of 2017, so you still got a lot of time to save money, as for the amount money that you need to save, the 2017 Pontiac GTO is probably going to cost you more than $60,000.