Pontiac is an automaker that has produced some of the most fondly remembers sporty muscle cars in American automotive history. It earned a well-deserved reputation for branding some of the fastest cars from the 1960s forward. We may not often think about those highly desired vehicles until we see one driving down the road or up for sale at an auction, but they were the things that dreams were made of. For your enjoyment and consideration, here are the 10 best Pontiac sports cars of all time.
10.1985 Pontiac Fiero GT
The Fiero GT was one of the most loved and hated models released by Pontiac. The Fierro was an attractive and sleek sportscar. There were a few issues that needed to be worked out in the model, but it had tremendous curb appeal. The Fiero GT was also one of the fastest mid-engine sports cars of its time with a top speed of 125 mph. It was first offered in a two-seat model, and later in a four-seat coupe. It was a comfortable ride with luxury interior features and hidden headlights that gave it an extra air of mystery.
9. 1990 Pontiac Turbo Grand Prix
The Turbo Grand Prix was a hot-selling vehicle during the early 1990s. This model made waves with its turbocharged V6 engine that gave it 205 horsepower. The top speed for this car was 128 mph. The Turbo Grand Prix combined interior comfort with aggressive sports car features on the exterior and as much power for its ay as most could handle on public roads.
8. 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP
The GTP was a sports car that was intended to appeal to those who were in the market for a mid-size vehicle with a sporty appeal. The GTP was first released in a hardtop convertible edition that became one of the most highly desired sports cars of its time. It was roomy and comfortable on the interior. This car was available in a choice of a convertible, two-door coupe, or a four-door sedan body styling. The top speed of the 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP was 130 mph
7. 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
The GXP was one of the more exciting sports cars in the history of Pontiac. This was a Grand Prix edition that offered up an attitude that told the world it was a performance-based vehicle. This was a family-sized car that had all of the power you could ever want, and when the kids were safe at home, you could take it out to stretch its legs to reach a top speed of 143 mph. The interior was spacious and comfortable but it was one of the most fun to drive. Although a bit larger than many of the sporty editions, it was every bit a sports car.
6. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III
Although not the fastest sports car ever released by Pontiac, the 1969 GTO Judge Ram Air III made a significant impression on the world. This is one of the most memorable of its time with a 366 horsepower engine that held its own in competition with Mustang during the late 1960s. One of the most beloved sports vehicles of the time was the 1960 Ram Air IV GTO Convertibles, but the III reigned supreme. Both are considered to be among the most highly collectible classic vehicles if you can find one today.
5. 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT
Who could forget the Pontiac Grand Am GT? This car was offered in both coupe and sedan styling but whichever edition you choose, it had a sporting aesthetic. The vehicles made it to their fifth generation of production, amid some issues in the build that required a few tweaks. The styling attracted buyers to take a second look and it was offered in a variety of different rims. The top speed of this vehicle was 132 mph.
4. 2008 Pontiac G8 GT
The G8 GT was Pontiac's solution to consumer cries for a high-performance sports car. The model was released in a rear-wheel-drive edition that featured a large V8 engine that was both fuel-efficient and high performing at the same time. This was no small feat. The G8 GT was fast, achieving a top speed of 137 mph, and it was also fun to drive with great acceleration.
3. 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
The 1987 Firebird Trans Am GTA is a design that captured the hearts of sports car enthusiasts during the late 1980s. This vehicle became one of Pontiac's most celebrated performance models. The exterior was nothing short of breathtaking with an aesthetic that was sporty and sexy, yet promising speed and exceptional acceleration. The top speed was 137 mph which made it one of the faster models of its time. Although there were Pontiac sports cars that were faster, few had the curb appeal of the iconic Firebird Trans Am GTA. This is a model that has gone down in history as one of the most beloved models of all time. Teenagers dreamed of owning this status-generating vehicle.
2. 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP
The Solstice GXP was one of the more recent vehicles that have gained recognition as a highly collectible vehicle. This was a smaller car that was breathtaking to behold. It offered amazing curb appeal and exceptional performance from a 260 hp engine. The car achieved a top speed of 142 mph, which is impressive for a small roadster. It was an angular and sexy sportscar that become one of the most beloved of the brand.
1. 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty
Easily, one of the most beloved sports cars in the history of Pontiac was the 1973 Firebird Trans Am. The 455 Super Duty was equipped with a powerful 7.5-iter V8 engine that achieved a top speed of 155 mph. This was fast for the 1970s era. You can occasionally find one of these highly collectible gems for sale at some of the more high-end car auctions.
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