Saturday, February 20, 2016
My third favorite car is the Pontiac GTO. The Pontiac GTO was first built in 1966. The GTO was actually so popular that it was awarded with Motor Trend car of the year in 1968. Russel Gee was the person on Pontiac's designer board who created the car. The GTO was made from 1964 to 1974, then made again from 2004-2006. The car was inspired by the Ferrari GTO. GTO are the initials for Gran Turismo Omologato, which means certified for racing in the grand tourer class. The newer GTOs made in 2004, 2005, and 2006 were made in Australia. When Pontiac first started making the GTOs again, they didn't sell as many as they thought they would. More popular cars such as the Dodge Challenger and the new Ford Mustang were being put out again. Of course, everyone bought the more popular and faster car. Although they didn't see very many at first, their sales really took off when they started selling them again in 2004. They are some of my favorite cars because they are some of the cheaper sports cars, while still having good quality.