Pontiac generating buzz with the 2017 Firebird concept
Pontiac designers from the company's U.S. studio., said the Firebird hearkens back to the glory days of purebred, affordable sports cars. The design language moves in a new direction, while the 2017 Firebird concept pushes the boundaries of performance with a rear-drive 2 2 sports car,
Emboldened by the brand's on-track success in the Firebird World Challenge racing with a pair of turbocharged, Firebird sport coupes, Pontiac's U.S. design team approached the 2017 Firebird project with an eye toward weight reduction, functionality and pure driving enjoyment. The 2017 Firebird concept shuns the luxury trappings of a traditional sports car and embraces the elemental experience of truly engaging with the vehicle.
"If anyone were to ask if Pontiac has the credibility to build a car like the 2017 Firebird," "I would simply point out that Pontiac races—and wins—against some of the world's most legendary performance brands."
Firebird Custom 20-inch aluminum center-lock wheels feature carbon fiber inserts for strength and weight reduction. Tucked inside the massive wheels and bringing the 2017 Firebird to a halt are Brembo Gran Tourismo two-piece cross-drilled rotors with four-piston calipers. And underpinning the 2017 Pontiac Firebird's sculpted "Ignition Yellow" body is a custom chassis with an independent double wishbone suspension.
Pontiac hasn't made any kind of commitment but analysts suggested that, depending on where the vehicle is priced, a production version of the 2017 Firebird could appeal to younger buyers and finally give the company a chance to build on its racing success.