Pontiac Trans Am returns for 2010, sort of

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by jebbinksy, May 7, 2009.

  1. #1 jebbinksy, May 7, 2009
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    http://www.motorauthority.com/asc-transforms-2010-camaro-into-pontiac-trans-am.html


    There are many behind-the-scenes players in the automotive industry that few on the outside ever hear of, despite their huge contributions. ASC Creative Services is one such company, designing and building some of the most cherished cars on the streets, including all 547 examples of the Buick GNX. Today, however, the company has turned its focus to creating a Pontiac Trans-Am from the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

    The difference between the two cars has never been huge, historically, but they have always filled slightly different niches, with the Trans-Am typically getting a more aggressive treatment from the factory. ASC's design is no different.

    Effected mostly by a body kit and wheels, the transformation to Pontiac Trans-Am includes an all-new Pontiac-style split-window grille, new front, side and rear aero, rear fender vents, trunk-lid spoiler, reworked side mirrors, and a new hood. Huge rear lights sit astride a Pontiac Firebird logo on the back of the car, while a single white stripe runs the length from front to back.

    No word on performance mods has been released, so this appears to be a visual modification only.

    Unfortunately for Pontiac fans, the Trans Am won't really live on as ASC doesn't have any plans to produce the car in volume - though they will build one out of your supplied 2010 Camaro if you just can't get enough Pontiac in your life.

    Other projects that have put ASC on the performance-car map include the exterior design of the Saleen S5S Raptor supercar, all three of the Trailblazer, Malibu and HHR SS vehicles, the Saturn Ion Redline, and the 1993 Mustang Cobra.
     
  2. oh my, that is terrible
     
  3. The rebirth of American automotive glory... or maybe not.
     
  4. at first I wanted to vomit, but but its really well done. it really looks like a modern old firebird. but firebirds people will remember 80 years from now I thnk will be the 98+ WS6s. such an evil looking car.
     
  5. They picked the ugliest Firebird to recreate. Way to go.
     
  6. I share your first reaction... IF the front end were totally different I think it'd be OK. I also agree that the 98+ WS6s are some of the wickedest looking cars evar. I'd seriously still consider getting one. Every time I see a black one in good shape go by I get wood.
     
  7. i am annoyed by this phase of retro-styling

    do something new god damnit
     
  8. I really like it
     
  9. Front end needs to be different with a little less of a pig nose. They should have set back the grill, but the rest looks awesome.
     
  10. Ugh. Do not want.
     
  11. NOOOOOO, Please, Not that!!!
     
  12. Pathetic.
     
  13. Shouldn't the pics be posted here?
     
  14. why? are you looking to buy one?
     
  15. I own a 1998 Trans Am WS6 and IMO, it is the most aggressive-looking car I've ever seen...other than a Viper ACR. That car looks fat, ugly, cheap, and tacky. I loved the last GTO but it was entirely too plain for my taste. Please leave well enough alone, and let the nameplate rest in peace.
     
  16. That thing is fail. How the hell are you going to apply second gen styling cue on a car based on the first gen?
     
  17. soo.. pretty much its a 2010 Pontiac Camstangaro 300
     
  18. I don't know if it's just me, but hide the front end and it looks like a Mustang - especially because of the color.

    But yeah, that front end is BLEH
     

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