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Pontiac's supercharged hot rod from the turn of the century

Pontiac's supercharged hot rod from the turn of the century.

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700-hp flagship would eclipse other models, and that's the problem

700-hp flagship would eclipse other models, and that's the problem.

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Remember when Pontiac built excitement?

Thirty years after General Motors stopped building it, the Pontiac Fiero might have finally emerged from the darkness. First, it was a humble commuter car that just happened to be a mid-engined coupe, then it was a re-skinnable basis for Fierorraris or other slightly strange kit cars, and then it made some Worst Cars of All Time lists due to its econobox ingredients, including its Chevy Citation suspension parts. But after a few decades, even the most mediocre car will become interesting, as mos

Complete with 180 hp and a 5-speed manual transmission

GM introduced the N-Body compact platform with the Oldsmobile Calais and Pontiac Grand Am for the 1985 model year and continued building N-based cars through 1998. Most of these cars weren't interesting from an enthusiast standpoint, but a handful rolled off the assembly line with raucous DOHC Oldsmobile Quad 4 engines and manual transmissions, and those cars were plenty of fun. Here's a 1991 Grand Am with that rare setup, photographed in a self-service yard in California's Central Valley.

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GT3 might get a twin turbo and bequeath its naturally aspirated engine to the 718 twins

Rumors continue that the next Porsche Boxster Spyder will get the 4.0-liter flat-six from the 911 GT3, rated around 430 hp.

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The 2019 Jeep Cherokee isn't the first car to get a new look midway through its life

We list 10 cars in recent memory that got major midcycle redesigns to correct unpopular styling, including the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

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While the Fiero doesn’t have the McLaren F1 pedigree, it does share something with the supercar's designer.

Hulki Aldikacti and his team on the Pontiac Fiero created what might have been an engineering approach well ahead of its time.

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A supercharged NASCAR homage, now scrapped.

It has a supercharger, hood scoops, and Daytona 500 badging everywhere, but this 130,000-mile Pontiac now resides in a San Francisco Bay Area car graveyard.

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Contrary to popular belief, Burt Reynolds did not drive black and gold Firebirds in all of his films.

Eight of the greatest cars Burt Reynolds has driven in movies that aren't the iconic Smokey and the Bandit.

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The butt of so many jokes, but still a very useful vehicle in outdoor-activity-crazed Colorado.

The Pontiac Aztek remains a fairly common sight on the roads of Colorado, since it's such a good camping vehicle.

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Yes, all that power is still sent to the rear wheels.

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Introduced as a manned-up option for Pontiac's compact Tempest, the early GTO was 389 cubic inches of romp and stomp.

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Demand often outweighs supply.

Owners with a bad reputation may find themselves out of luck.

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But it wasn't in the movies.

It crosses the block at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction on Saturday.

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It's like a Bond car for Americans.

How to drive like Xander Cage for a day.

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It's so bad that it's about to get good.

This year, the Pontiac Aztek turns 15, and it's the perfect time to buy one. Here are 10 reasons why the Aztek, which is bad, is about to get good.

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