Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

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    Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    I got bored again (awaiting my new engine for my bird), so did once again another design for a 5th Gen Firebird/Transam. This time did a evolution between a 1978 Bandit and a 2002 Firebird, also did a KITT for fun....

    hope you like it





    check link for my previous designs:
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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    they look good. some of the parts are alittle blurry but thats ok. and i would say take some more time on the lasso for the stripes.

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    No if only GM would listen and build a 2 dr Pontiac Zeta.
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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    Good job. Very cool. Too bad GM doesn't have the testicular fortitude to give us a car like that.
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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    While those look good and your talents are great, I dont know if this is the direction I want the new firebird/gto to go in. I read an interesting article in this months High Performace Pontiac interviewing one of the head designers for the Firebird's GTA development group, and he said he thinks Chevy should go retro, it'd fit them better than Pontiac, which needs to be fresh with new designs...like the solstice.
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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    The middle one is pretty cool IMO, it seems to have a little to much going on but I still like it!

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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    which needs to be fresh with new designs...like the solstice.
    if they need to have fresh designs, then why do they put a pontiac logo and GTO badge on a 4 year old holden (which basically is just a veauxhall vectra) and do it again with the G8?

    the firebird never should've been dropped, if it would still be around, they wouldnt be 'in trouble'.

    and according to me, the solstice is not truly pontiac. i kinda like the car, but it isnt pontiac (offcourse not if its a copy of the saturn sky). though it is nice having somewhat of a faint rebirth of a fiero....

    pontiac needs the cars which it needed in the good old days which made pontiac such a 'big' brand, GTO, LE MANS, FIREBIRD, TRANSAM, GRAND AM, BONNEVILLE, WAGON, etc.

    A fresh firebird (and it should be retro as it simply will work) is what pontiac needs, as well as a fresh GTO or a better done grand prix (instead of this G8 bmw-wannabe luxury car). Pontiac is a sports brand, the stronger and faster brand, not suddenly try to become a more luxury brand which only will point it to its demise.....
    there will be no greater promotion and commerce for pontiac as a rebirth of the firebird, only the name (phoenix rising from the ashes) is enough to get it there, imagine actually putting the car in the showroom!

    the 'authorities' THINK we dont need or want such a car, and we want simple and familiar styling, but what we really need is something 'new' and fun!. Didn't pontiac use to have the slogan: Pontiac. We build Excitement?
    how can a holden monaro with a pontiac badge be 'exciting', the solstice is only exciting to young blondes with a rich old 'boyfriend', or for barbershop Fags....

    but it'll probably will be just me and my imagination......
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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept




    now updated it with a matching rear.......

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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    if the firebird ever returns, it should follow the curvy, organic lines of the solstice and 4th gen firebird. retro's cool to look at, but if it doesn't remotely resemble anything else in the lineup, what's the point.

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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    Now this concept is SICK, especially the KITT version!!

    Only nitpicks I have are in regards to the decklid spoiler.....it needs to be trimmed down a bit and the wheels........the mags look totally out of character for a design this new/fresh, I much prefer the ones in the second series of pics.......otherwise, great job!!

    I don't exactly agree w/you on bringing the Firebird back though......

    With Pontiac slowly returning to it's performance roots and moving slightly upscale at the same time (as witnessed with the G8), I would welcome a GT type sports/muscle coupe like the GTO back into the fold and it would make sense, given that it would be positioned further upscale than the Camaro.

    What would be the point then of the Firebird coming back? If it had all the same engine options, but just warmed over sheet metal and a different interior, how could the General justify charging a premium for this over the Camaro?? The only point I see in GM bringing the Firebird back, is to make an attempt to steal more sales away from Ford and the Mustang......and to really sock it to Dodge and the Challenger.

    If Pontiac is serious about resurrecting the Firebird, they'll have to do it with unique styling for once (like these concepts here......Damn!) and truly unique performance/handling to set it apart from the Camaro..........I don't know how they could do it, but it would be the only viable way in my mind that they could justify bringing the 'bird back.

    In any event, at least Pontiac isn't comitting sacrilege like Dodge and giving the 'bird an extra set of doors and a ****ty interior like a certain other automobile......
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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    I like this one. Id does not have a pronounced beak

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    Re: Got Bored, Did another 5th Gen Firebird Concept

    this is the best one yet of your attempts... a bit rough around the edges/blurry

    ...but I really like where you are going!!!

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