The 1967 Pontiac GTO was an amazing car in terms of muscle, power, speed and overall design. Many people continue to look for the small number of them that remain. Pontiac offered the G8 GT in 2009, but how does it compare to the earlier version? Both the 1967 and the 2009 are sedan-style vehicles. Both of them handle very well on the roads too – a bonus over many of the early muscle cars, although those that have come out in recent years are handling extremely well.
The body style of the 2009 version is very appealing. Thanks to technology, there seems to be that classy bold muscle car essence to it. If you compare it to the 1967 model, though, you will notice several similarities. For example, the front end of the vehicle looks very old style and that gives it a look that varies from the newer muscle cars out there. You will also notice that the hood vents are quite similar.
The 1967 Pontiac GTO was offered as a 2-door model only. It was offered as a hard top, a convertible or a coupe. The 2009 G8 GT is offered only as a 4-door sedan. In 1967 when the GTO came out, it was considered one of the fastest muscle cars on the market. Many consumers decided to buy the rally sport package. The 2009 model is only offered as a V6 and that makes it slower than some of the other models of muscle cars that have been released in recent years.
Overall, though, there is no denying that Pontiac has done a terrific job in terms of overall design. This statement pertains to both years. While many consumers have their preference between the two, both the 1967 Pontiac GTO and the 2009 model continue to enjoy a high demand.