View Thread: GTO to get hood scoops for 2005


Enano Siniestro
(10:33 June 24, 2003)
Pontiac to add hood scoops on 2005 model GTO
By RICHARD TRUETT | Automotive News

DETROIT -- The 2005 Pontiac GTO will be restyled to include hood scoops, General Motors sources said.

The 2004 model GTO, which does not have hood scoops, has prompted GTO fans to write letters to GM asking the automaker to bring back the scoops that were on the original 1964 GTO. The scoops enhanced the car's performance image.

Hood scoops can help cool the engine or force air into the motor. It is unclear if the scoops will be functional or decorative.

The new GTO is a rear-wheel-drive high-performance coupe with a 5.7-liter engine derived from the Chevrolet Corvette. Pontiac officials say the car's acceleration, handling and braking will be the best ever in a GTO.

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Carlos Carrera
what a way of ruin a beautiful design....

Carlos Carrera
has prompted GTO fans to write letters to GM asking the automaker to bring back the scoops that were on the original 1964 GTO. The scoops enhanced the car's performance image

We dont want image u morons.... we want real performance.

(i agree only if the scoop actually works and add some prancin' ponies... ) :troy:

why americans ruin everything?!! :D
We want automatics... we want Porsche SUV, We want everything SUV, we want scoops... :rolleyes:

silverTA2002
Hopefully, and most likely, the scoops will just be an SLP option, like the WS6, SS, and firehawk.

And hopefully the SLP GTO will also do a different exhaust as well, that exits on both sides of the rear, as well as new wheels, bodykit, and some tuning for more power. :)

As far as "functional" hood scoops go. Who cares? It's just a bragging thing really. And most "functional" ram airs aren't even really ram air. More of just a cold air intake. The Free Ram Air I did on my car actually works better than the WS6 ram air. So, it' still mostly just for show.

Sia Bani
Maybe functional....rice rice baby!

Enano Siniestro
You know, GM designers actually thought of a scoop sticker!!! Somebody should clean house at GM design. I mean, the guy that gave us the Aztek, a car/trucklet with a "great personality", is now in charge of Corvette design. WTF?

lexus1581
Bad idea but Ill deal with it. Hopefully it will be an option as SilverTA said.:nope: