Although the Pontiac brand has seen better days, it’s ready for a revival - no, General Motors is not
bringing it back, but they have licensed a certain group called the Trans Am Depot to take care of it.
To be more specific, you won’t be getting any new Pontiacs, however, for the muscle car fanatics out there, the iconic Pontiac Trans Am is going to make a comeback.
One of the iconic muscle cars or pony cars that once graced the pavement
the Trans Am saw a brilliant reception and quickly caught on among enthusiasts.
Who doesn’t remember Burt Reynolds in “Smokey and the Bandit” and how his theatrics in
the movie further catalyzed the popularity of the Pontiac Trans Am.
In case you didn’t know, GM used the name “Trans Am” without consulting with folks at SCCA (Sports Car Club of America).
The club planned for a suit, however, instead GM decided to pay $5 to the SCCA for each car they sold.
Just like how the Trans Am was, the latest iteration of the icon ends up being a Camaro underneath.
In light of what Trans Am Depot came up with in the 2017 New York Auto Show, it was always safe to say that the new Pontiac would get based on the Camaro.
There are significant changes made, however, with hood tipping forwards and lightweight materials used in the construction of the car.
As for styling cues, the front is reminiscent of classic Trans Arm with dual-split headlights and the signature taillights, all getting incorporated into the existing Camaro body shell.
Also, part of the team’s unveiling was the Bandit edition - each with Burt Reynolds' signature - which has the “screaming chicken” on the hood which again harks back to the OG Trans Am.