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    Here's something I did a couple weeks ago when I heard the news about the GTO possibly coming back in 09. I personally think the GTO will be more successful than reintroducing the Firebird.

    I strongly disagree with GM's usual cost-cutting practice of simply rebadging a Camaro and adding some minor styling adjustments to get a Firebird (or vise-versa). By increasing the rear overhang and raising the roofline slightly of the Camaro, you now have a more practically sized, high-performance passenger car, a true "musclecar". It will have room for 5 (4 large adults) and a real, usable trunk. Marketing can hit 2 price points with related but different cars.

    The biggest challenge, as mentioned in every Camaro discussion, is pricing it so the average young guy can actually afford it.

    Let me know what you think! Enjoy!

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    Re: 09 Gto?

    Incredible skill.
    But I don't like the look.

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    sick. nice man that is awsome. the black one can be a top of the line.

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    nice skills. the orange one i dont really like, but the black one, OMG its sexy

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    Re: 09 Gto?

    Funny, I find the orange to be quite the sexy beast! It incorporates just enough retro and modern styling cues. IMO, the black is a little too retro for my tastes. I think the black might become stale quickly. Overall though, they are wonderful concepts. Awesome job!

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    black one should be named a trans am. the orange one looks good too, kind of like a yukon denali with those lights

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    Very nice, u should be working for GM

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    Re: 09 Gto?

    Unbelieveable skill and I love the designs, the black one alittle more but they both look sweet. great work, hope to see more...

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    Re: 09 Gto?

    I don't like the front of the orange one. The black one i like alot. Good job. Hope to see more of your drawings.
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    Re: 09 Gto?

    Thanks for all the kind words.

    I knew some people see the first gen GTO (stacked headlights) as iconic and others see the 2nd gen as the trademark look of a GTO. I really couldn't decide so I kept both concepts. I knew no matter what you do you can't make everyone happy, design is totally subjective. Sounds like everyone is split just as I thought.

    The black one looks like a TA because the late 70's TA used some nose styling cues from the 68-69 GTO. The taillights suggest some of the shapes of the mid-60's without being as harsh and unrefined as the 99 GTO concept car.

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    Re: 09 Gto?

    very cool!
    but i like the front end on the black one much better.

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    Very nice man! Very nice! I like both you really seemed to capture the herigate design cues of both 65-68 and 69 thru 71. I can't decide which i like better.
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    Re: 09 Gto?

    fantastic sketch and rendering dude!

    black = firebird
    orange = GTO

    Pontiac would be back in a big way!

    I don't like the rear shot but I understand your styling points (66,67?). I don't think they work on a new/current car though. Perhaps a little too much retro.

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    Re: 09 Gto?

    If the Orange ones lights were not so CTS/STS-ish.. It would have my vote.

    For now though, the Black one is awesome...

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    Re: 09 Gto?

    Quote Originally Posted by coaster.n3rd
    If the Orange ones lights were not so CTS/STS-ish.. It would have my vote.

    For now though, the Black one is awesome...
    Well, the way I see it, stacked lights were common on 60's cars and a few 70's cars. Since composite headlights became popular since the mid 80's, everyone seems to put them horizontally with very few exceptions. Almost every car has the same wrap around horizontal lights with integrated blinkers. ZZZZZZZ. The new Caddy lineup broke away from that configuration to return to what they had in the 60's and I personally like it. The Infiniti G35 has a similar look as well.

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