From 1964 through 1974, the GTO was the king of the road in Pontiac’s fleet. The GTO was a perfect muscle car of the era because it paired a big, powerful engine with an affordable car. In almost every configuration, these cars left the assembly line with more than 300 HP.
Sadly, consumer interest in muscle cars dropped sharply during the energy crisis of the 1970s and the GTO was discontinued in 1974 – a sad fate for a car which had won Motor Trend’s coveted Car of the Year award in 1968.
Come on, Playboy City? Are you fucking kidding me? I was embarrassed even taking pictures of this thing. I was afraid that someone would see me with my camera out and think I was taking pictures of it because I thought it was cool. I couldn’t get a good picture but he had a bunch of playboy bullshit inside the car too. I probably could have spent a little more time and got a decent shot, but like I mentioned earlier, I really just didn’t want to been seen near the car, or associated with it in any way. I’m also pretty sure it’s a v6. You never see GTs with the rocker stripes or that hood, and look at the way the exhaust points down under the cutouts in the bumper. A GT would have had the tips coming out straight. Usually when you see v6s with dual exhaust they kind of point them down so they clear the v6 bumper, which makes me think he got his exhaust before he got his body kit. I’m not sure why that’s important, it’s just observation I guess.
I also thought it was kind of funny that the car was parked in a parking lot shared by an LA Fitness, a sports therapy place, a waxing place, and a tanning place in the middle of the day on a weekday. This truly is, the car for its time and place. He fits right in there.
I’m pretty thrown by this. I’ve been researching the history of the Nissan Sentra for about an hour now and I didn’t really expect to find any “GTR” trim levels. Well, there never was one, obviously. I knew that even if there was a GTR, it certainly wouldn’t have been so, well, …garishly appointed, but I thought maybe this body kit was somehow “inspired” by some sort of real model somewhere. There was a Sentra GTS that was released only in the Philippines, but from what I’ve seen of it, the package didn’t include any kind of uncomfortably vague Subaru inspired body kit/ground clearance package. Also, “R” is not the same letter as “S”.
Then there’s the fact that it wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense to name your top of the line supercar after a trim level of one of your most underwhelming cars of all time. It’s bad for your image. The opposite also holds true. I mean, imagine if Chevy were to put out one of the best cars anybody had ever made, and then a couple years later pumped out an S10 with an identical, but numerically higher model designation than the Corv- …um…hypothetical car. People would think they were smoking crack and everyone would stop buying American cars and everything would turn front wheel drive and all the cars will look like soulless plastic lumps of plastic coal on plastic wheels. Just imagine.