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Posted July 1 2009 04:42 AM by HPP_EDITOR 
Filed under: Pontiac News, Tom DeMauro

2011 T/A Proposal

YOU CAN MAKE THE 2011 T/A A REALITY

 


ASC Creative Services told HPP that it has been inundated with responses to our August 2009 story “Trans Am of Tomorrow.” Pontiac fans from all walks life are telling ASC to make its 2011 Trans Am proposal a reality and are providing suggestions for the production model.

Design Director/General Manager Steve Nowicki says, “We have set up a separate email account because the response has been fantastic.”  The company will reply to those who have already emailed, but asked for Pontiac fans to keep emailing, as Steve is saving all of them to use as confirmation to potential investors that there is a market for a 2011 T/A.

Currently, ASC is seeking investors to move the project forward, despite the fact that Pontiac is no more.

Do you want to see a 2011 ***

Post your thoughts and suggestions here and then email them to TransAm@ascglobal.com to be heard!



25 comments
70Formula_400
70Formula_400

Would like to see the retro styling for pontiac come back. Simple, sexy and power between vette and camaro with power exceptions available for a price. I really like Fords, (there I said the "F" word), ala-cart approach to their mustangs where people could can customize their ride to their preference and budget though I can see where too many choices drive prices up. Maybe one chassis for camaro and bird with options for bodies and power trains?

trnsam_luv.101
trnsam_luv.101

the new transam should not hold the old body style, I personally like the camaro based transam, the new edition of the bandit car, the style that looks like no other car. i especially dont like the idea of the v6, or the diesle engine in a transam. i think gm should stick with the newer 327 and especially a newer modified edition of the 455 with at least 600 HP.

popeye0
popeye0

I like it I will defiantly buy one if GM decides to do it. I wish that would of never of stopped making them.

myround0
myround0

Rise from the ashes, you suggest the T/A is dead and has to be reborn. I think now, I say it has been allowed to take a break, and now it will RETURN. The muscle car lives (BOO) the NEW FIREBIRD TRANS AM. Scrap retro, I wish GM would let Trans Am go, because we all know the real reason the T/A has been shelved, and GM refuses to sell it; They don't want the Corvette to have to compete with the Trans Am, this is why they refuse to sell Pontiac. If this car was made, in progressive fashion, it would kill the sells of the Corvette. If Pontiac were sold to Roger Penske, you can bet he would muscle this car up, make it modern, and it would be a nightmare for GM. GM and others haven't learned, if they had learned from the near disaster, they would make the cars people want. As for as the old (1999-2002) TAs in the scrap yard, their body style would be the starting point...

haroldwca
haroldwca

It's amazing to me to see the number of people who think that a car wouldn't be an authentic Trans Am namesake if it were built from the new Camaro. Do all these people deny the heritage of the great Trans Ams of the past? Of course not, and ALL those cars shared platform and panels with the Camaro. Ignore the people who confuse a T/A with a Camaro. They are people who don't know a Civic from a Chevelle. Their opinions on cars don't matter, because they aren't car people. We are, and we know what it takes to make a Trans Am. Each one of us has an opinion about what it takes to make a "proper" *** but if we compared our lists, no two would agree perfectly. However, we would all agree on the distinctives. If someone out there is thinking about bringing about a new Bird, let's get behind them, make our voices heard, and maybe our favorite nameplate will, just like the legend, rise from its own ashes.

427bird69
427bird69

Think it should look like the 69 *** It has the most interesting lines, and stands out as a one year model only. No mistaking that for a camaro.The 77-78 year is too played out. I love smokey,but enough already.

javi78
javi78

pontiac motors.....not likely just for the fact that parts would be limited. i dont mind a re badged camaro as a *** since they camaro and firebird have shared the same body since the firebird was introduced.Personally i like the 77-78 t/a with the screamin chicken on the hood Dont put a turbo diesel, or a turbo v6. if your gonna put a T/A 6.6 decal on the shaker, put a 400 6.6its not not like it will be there for long, we're all in for a big change by 2020

myround0
myround0

Is it possible to flop an 02 with some minor adjustments, ie. the pop-up light replaced with the vette or the audi headlight. The antenna removed, and, instead of that outdated hood scoop shaker, for the WS6, the 02 ram air nasal canal. Just so readers can get a look at a progressive T/A next to a retro *** TS187 "murderer motor", big tires 325's and some huge disc brakes.

myround0
myround0

I just think ASC and GM should be leaders and not followers. We followed Dodge when we went Retro with the Camaro. Do we dare to be bold enough to be progressive with the Trans Am? If it sold badly, then there must be parts from the 1998-2002 body that would serve us well, if we just constructed some minor adjustments to the 98-02 body style. I think the T/A should stay progressive. I would add; the hood opens in the same direction as the Vette. Retro HAS BEEN DONE. Maybe in like ten years when everyone goes progressive, but not now, it sends a signal that we are followers and WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP UP, instead of the clear message of leaders clearing a path for others to follow...

nos79
nos79

I agree, dont try to morph a Camaro.ACS should own the Pontiac brand, redesign a line of cars and not just Firebird. Start from scratch and give us back the Pontiac engine line. Put a Pontiac slyle aluminum block in them with fuel injection and work off of that. I think very economic to super aggressive Pontiacs with Pontiac engines would be possible. The generations of Pontiac cars we all love and know were the thoughts and imagination of artistically talented people who designed them years ago. These types of people still exist and should come up with an all new, all Pontiac product. Can you imagine, a Pontiac with a Pontiac engine again. I can just see the hands and noses pressed up against the dealership glass already !

allyearsallmotors
allyearsallmotors

I would love to see it even if it shares it's blood with a chevy.

allyearsallmotors
allyearsallmotors

I'm sorry so may "Pontiac fans" feel that way. But I bet you all enjoy being able to find parts for your classic Pontiacs from millions of cars in wrecking yards instead of just thousands. I for one like being able to find certain parts a dime a dozen not 1 a $million. Shared platforms are why I am always going to own GM. I need to be insured I can make affordable repairs and have reasonable budget built restorations. But I do agree that Pontiac has struggled to hold on to all that made Pontiac great, and you can go back and see when they started to lose that which makes a Pontiac great to you. That time may look like 81 to many, Or 73 to some, or maybe 02. Point is they"us" never lost so much at one time until now.

Pontiacman8
Pontiacman8

Exactly right!Those mistakes are why gm is in the shape its in now.

86Trans_Am
86Trans_Am

I definatly agree about building it from scatch. We dont need another car on the road that is mistaken for a camaro. Other than the pop up lights and rear design of my '86 TA. People mistake it for a camaro all the time. That just really pisses me off. When the firebird first started it had its own motor line that was capable of leaving all mustangs and camaro's sitting at the line wandering what hit them. So, lets not start making the same mistakes that were made form '82-'02. I say Ground up styling and parts.

firechicken069
firechicken069

I would love to see a new firebird. But like other people have said just dont take the new camaro and make it into a firebird build it from sratch and the fans would love it

PONTIAC_MUSCLE
PONTIAC_MUSCLE

Put a V8, different interior than the ugly Camaro interior, needs to look a little more aggressive (like a Pontiac), make sure it spanks the Mustangs real good.

myround0
myround0

My bad, how could i forget the Pontiac's new emblematic slogan. "Tip of the Spear"

myround0
myround0

I would lower the 2002 body style, I would take the pop-up headlights and replace them with the Corvette lights or the lights in the Audi. The Vette makes more sense, since both cars fly under the GM banner. I would take the antenna off the car is to fast for the antenna, which strips after about a year. Larger tires, bigger brakes, and an LS7 super charged engine for the WS6 and a regular LS7 for the Trans Am...No way do we follow the same lead as the retro camaro, that car has handling problems because of it's built.

carbo
carbo

The whole idea of retro is I think inconsistent with the Firebird (and Pontiac in general) so it would seem that the current F-body would be the first one that needs more than a few swapped components to make the Firebird version. Especially with that super-retro interior there's not a single thing Trans Ammy about it. And since the Camaro's already on the streets, to keep from looking like a total hack you pretty much got no choice but to build a Trans Am from the ground up, no?I'm not sure I'd even care to own a Firebird that was built simply to profit from the use of its name, or at least not for several years. It seems like this is just a way to cash in while the Firebird name (supposedly) still has some sizzle, and while providing a little comfort to those understandably in denial over the reality. The stock market crashes and then a few months later right out of left freaking field, all of a sudden no more freaking Pontiac? That's wonderful, just wonderful. This isn't even a little bit how this story was supposed to end.But aren't T/A enthusiasts above such irrational knee jerking? In one person's opinion, the whole Firebird concept is more than happy to have ceased in 2002 and doesn't need no stinking rebirth. Get yourself a WS6 immediately, and perhaps a neck brace depending on your previous car. They will become an increasingly rare sight but will still be the kings of the road and the ultimate head turners for (probably) a couple hundred more years. And besides, finally once and for all whenever someone says hey, nice Camaro they might ACTUALLY be talking about a Camaro.

Pontiacman8
Pontiacman8

Regardless it is still a rebadged camaro may be if it wasn't it would sell quite well.Saying that pontiac could live on is wishful thinking sense pontiac has been died sense 1981 at least in my opinion.

grantman64
grantman64

Actually, if people could get past the "it's not a Pontiac unless it's got a PONTIAC motor" thing, and the "it's just a rebodied Camaro thing" (all the best Pontiacs shared chassis with other GM models, folks), this idea of ASC taking GM's best muscle and sports/sporty cars and adding cosmetic and performance upgrades consistent with the Pontiac heritage is really interesting. In this way, Pontiac could live on as a boutique marque that could be sold by selected GM dealers - Buick-GMC dealers come to mind! This was GM's idea for the brand before they killed it outright, which they did because they couldn't make the economics work. OTOH, ASC could make these cars in limited numbers and price them accordingly, enabling them to make a profit.

inthewoods
inthewoods

I sense that you may be using this forum as an investment source-We the true Pontiac fans are very cautious.If you take offense to my veiws then put all your cards on the table

Pontiacman8
Pontiacman8

Once again a re-bodied Camaro good luck with that.It does look better than the camaro though.

inthewoods
inthewoods

A stretch but good luck Investors?

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