Some people say the only reason they stopped making the GTO is because they thought it could not reach the Camaro and its success, but there are also rumors about the 2018 Pontiac GTO, and we are here to address them.
Of course, these rumors have been going around for quite some time, reaching their peak three years ago. The likelihood of a new Pontiac GTO was low, given that the Pontiac brand had been discontinued at the time, but now we may be looking at a revival of a true-born muscle car in a few years.
Naturally, they can’t simply slap a badge on a regular model and call it brand new, so they have a lot of work ahead of them if they are going to build the entire car from the ground up. The closest thing out there would be the Alpha, so we are going to use it as a point of reference, until something better comes along or we find out something new.
Release Date of Pontiac GTO 2018
As far as release date goes, there simply isn’t one. The thing about rumors is that they may never come true at all, so hazarding a guess when a car like the hypothetical 2018 Pontiac GTO might appear is pointless. Although, for it to technically qualify as a “2018” model, it would have to make an appearance by the end of the year, or at least by mid 2019.
2018 Pontiac GTO Price
The price is also a mystery, but if we had to guess, it would be roughly $50,000 for the base version.
On the outside, the 2018 Pontiac GTO is going to be a tough sell, considering that the previous design has been made obsolete years ago, and with all that competition to consider…
Designers are going to have to make a perfect compromise between luxury and aerodynamics, as this car is supposed to not only run really fast, but look absolutely amazing while doing it.
If the 2018 Pontiac GTO is to make an impression on the market, the selection of materials for the interior would have to be impeccable. With nothing out there that could approach it, the manufacturer will most likely have to think outside the box and come up with something new and innovative.
Oh, and sporty, too – this car is built for speed and finesse, so a lot of additional equipment should be made available for maximum customization.
Pontiac GTO Engine
If they ever decide to make it, the 2018 Pontiac GTO is going to sport a variety of engines that are built for one thing, and one thing only: speed. At first, it will likely start off as a limited series with a single engine type, possibly adding more if there is enough interest.
A 4.8 L twin-turbocharged V8 would be a nice start, with anything up to 500 hp and just as many lb-ft of torque without jeopardizing the undisputed status of the star of the GM’s lineup.
Of course, they could make it their best muscle car around, if they wanted to shoot themselves in the foot and kill the Corvette, but this seems highly unlikely. As for transmission, we are most likely looking at a 10-speed automatic and a rear-wheel drive for max speed.
Pontiac GTO Video