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Great Cars Review and History: GTO

John Delorean and a group of rebellious young engineers ignored the corporate edicts about building fast cars and secretly created the Pontiac GTO. They raced against kids at night and took what they learned back to their offices the next day. The result — the GTO – gave America’s young people a car that really looked good and went fast. It was more than that. The GTO was the culmination of Pontiac‘s decade long drive to remake its image. After years of sagging sales Pontiac had to perform a miraculous turnaround or GM would drop the division. Its new leadership was animated by one thought — “You can sell an old man a young man’s car but you can’t sell a young man an old man’s car.” The GTO was the clean break from the old and stodgy. It was action, power, beauty and youth — the perfect vehicle to set young hearts racing.


2 thoughts on “Great Cars Review and History: GTO”


  1. It was also John delorean’s creation and his baby. He took a LeMans it was also John DeLorean creation and his baby he took a LeMans put the GTO package on it and took it to races on the weekends.

  2. That was Jim wangers he also put a together a couple of sleeper GTO s that he had street races.


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