• Aug 3, 2010
Classic Design Concepts Firebreather – Click above for high-res image gallery

Good news, Poncho fans: the Classic Design Concepts Firebreather is officially on sale. If you were one of the many souls whose minds immediately leapt to thoughts of a resurrected Firebird when GM first introduced the Chevrolet Camaro Concept way back in 2006, you're probably a bit bitter about the fact GM kicked Pontiac to the curb before that dream every came to life. Fortunately, Classic Design Concepts stepped in to fill the void in a big way. The Firebreather takes some of the more iconic elements of the Firebird's history and melds them with the already muscular lines of Chevrolet's pony bruiser.

In addition to the creative body work, the car packs a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that manages to dump 599 horsepower onto the rear tires and the Classic Design Concepts team also took the time to work over the interior with a few Firebird-like design elements. If you absolutely need one to scratch that insatiable Pontiac itch, get out your check book: The company is asking a big ol' $60,000 for the privilege. We'll tell you whether its worth it when drive the Firebreather next week.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear God, please let them stop saying "poncho"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Need a black one, with a chrome waterfall grille, and GNX tags, thank you!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some of the after market Firebird conversions for the Camaro are well done and nice looking. This isn't one of those.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hate the Camaro and this is even worse.

      Go ahead, down rank me GM fanbois.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Kevin Morgan Phoenix Trans Am was 100x better looking than this thing

        http://www.autoblog.com/2009/11/03/sema-2009-breaker-breaker-we-got-ourselves-a-bandit/
        • 4 Years Ago
        noob

        Like the Mustang is better... the Mustang looks like crap...

        If Pontiac was still around this WOULD be the new Firebird but it was necessary to cut Pontiac to focus more on Chevy's performance heritage... besides Camaro > Firebird.

        and Camaro > Prius > Mustang

        ANYDAY!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lately Car magazines also started to attack Camaro, too fat, to cheap, worst steering wheel ever, all that jazz.
        • 4 Years Ago
        FOOF3F I was about to say the exact same thing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And I thought this car looked ok, that was until I saw the rear end.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm with you FOOF3R all the way!!!! That is unless GMFanBoi's got a Katana, then I'll have to throw you under the GMC bus. Don't take it personally please. I did rate you up if that makes you feel better.


        UNIMOGS RULE
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Butt hurt GMFanBoi

        Did I ever mention anything about the Mustang? No. I don't like the Mustang either but would take it any day over this POS.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well.... Its prettier then the Camaro. Granted that isn't saying much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Do not want, ever...seriously.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd rather have a "Night Rider" edition...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care if I'm the only with a jaw dropping OMFG reaction. I may not drive it myself, but that is an insane design that would turn some heads. Bravo!
      • 4 Years Ago
      makes an ugly cartoon car even more of a caricature
        • 4 Years Ago
        I had a '78 Trans Am, but I hate the styling of this car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Being a Pontiac fanboy, I like the idea of a Firebird conversion.


        But I hate the execution.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like everything about the car except the protruding grille, trim that back, then the car would looks real nice. I'm not saying I would buy one, but I can appreciate the general design of it. The interior looks great, the tear drop taillights are cool, the black on black details are nice, and I'm really digging the steeringwheel.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it's a shame Pontiac could had not been saved , it like loosing a relative you like a lot but never found the time to visit then once their gone you realize you missed out !

      in my memories of pontaic when I grew up in the 80s to just a few years ago , their best cars to me were the

      1) Trans am
      2) Fiero
      3) GTO
      4) G8
      5) Firebird
      6) Sunbird/sunfire GT ( I know not every ones cup of tea, but it was a good seller for Pontiac for a while)
      7) Solstice GTX
      8) Grand am GT ( kidding again but again it was a good seller for Pontiac)

      I think Pontiac should Had did better stuff to make the grand am and sun bird stand out and had gm did the things with their cars they are doing today, maybe in the 80's Pontiac would have had great grand ams and sun birds that would had been loved by Pontiac fans more WHICH MAY HAVE SAVED THE BRAND HAD MORE SOLD









        • 4 Years Ago
        Pontiac always reminded me of the generic brand of chevy. Very rarely would they put out anything of notice and all their vehicles started to blend into each other. If not they looked identical to their chevy counterparts.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Solstice GXP?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some things should remain in the past. It doesn't work because the Camaro is a fresh design with only a few elements that remind you of the cars from 40 years ago. Trying to ape classic TransAm/Firebird lines doesn't work.
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