From Nitro and Laser, to Viper and Sky, choosing the name for a new car and an American Gladiator seem to follow similar criteria. Here are 19 cars that share their name with competitors from the 1990s TV show.
Only three prototypes were built, and one's up for auction
The 1978 Pontiac Trans Am 'Bandit' re-creation fetches $192,500.
He planned to auction the set before his death earlier this month.
700-hp flagship would eclipse other models, and that's the problem.
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
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.
Rumors continue that the next Porsche Boxster Spyder will get the 4.0-liter flat-six from the 911 GT3, rated around 430 hp.
We list 10 cars in recent memory that got major midcycle redesigns to correct unpopular styling, including the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.
Hulki Aldikacti and his team on the Pontiac Fiero created what might have been an engineering approach well ahead of its time.
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.
Eight of the greatest cars Burt Reynolds has driven in movies that aren't the iconic Smokey and the Bandit.
Yes, all that power is still sent to the rear wheels.