Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Francisco, East Bay
GTO no flop... so there, says Lutz
All the way with GTO GM product czar Bob Lutz insists the American auto giant has no intention of dumping the Holden-built GTO coupe from its pontiac stable after sluggish initial sales and criticism of the vehicle’s
“jellybean” looks. In an interview with thecarconnection.com, Mr Lutz admitted that “maybe in retrospect, we should have done a more retro
(looking) car” than the Monaro-based coupe. However, he stressed the car was “a permanent addition” to the Pontiac range and that “the car is not a flop”.
Indeed, GoAuto understands the next generation GTO (codenamed GMX282) will be built in North America from 2007, specifically the Hamtramck plant in Detroit. More aggressive styling is a certainty.
Meantime, the car is expected to get the 6.0-litre LS2 engine and other minor tweaks next year.
No matter how hot she is, someone, somewhere, is sick of her shit....