Bob Lutz has revealed General Motors was developing a new GTO before the Pontiac brand was axed in 2009.

Bob Lutz has revealed General Motors was developing a new GTO before the Pontiac brand was axed in 2009.

Lutz didn't have much to say about the car but confirmed it was a two-door coupe based on the same architecture that underpinned the Pontiac G8 (aka the Holden VE Commodore). Designers had already created a full-size clay model of the car but the cancelation of the Pontiac brand let it dead in the water.

Little else is known about the model, but speculation suggests it was previewed by the stunning Holden Coupe 60 concept which was introduced in 2008. As you may recall, the Coupe 60 was based on the Commodore VE platform and featured an aggressive front fascia, a ventilated hood and a 6.0-liter V8 engine. At the time, Holden chairman Mark Reuss said “This is a vehicle I know our designers would dearly love to see go into production, but for the moment it has to remain a concept only.”

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