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Bob Lutz was one of the forces behind bringing the Holden Monaro to the United States, as the ill-fated Pontiac GTO in 2004. And while that car received critical acclaim, it was a sales disappointment. Now, Road & Track is reporting that our suspicions were correct - Pontiac was working on a two-door, G8-based coupe before it was shuttered.

In that R&T article, which is no longer available online Lutz explained that the new GTO would solve many of the issues found in the original. Car Advice speculates that the new model would have look like a rebadged version of the Holden Coupe 60 Concept from 2008, a conclusion we also came to.

That car would have been a big departure from the 2004 to 2006 GTO. It has an extremely long hood and short rear deck, with an almost fastback roofline and a wide greenhouse with a tall beltline. The wheel arches were very pronounced, and the chin and rocker panel splitters gave it a race-ready look. Would it have been enough to make the GTO work in the US? We think it might of, but it looks like we'll never know.

Take a peek at the full gallery of the Coupe 60 Concept for a rough idea of what a newer GTO might have looked like.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that the R&T source article was no longer available online. A link to the article has been added.
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/08/lutz-says-gm-planned-5th-gen-pontiac-gto/
 

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I've seen it before and I'll say it again, "OMG that is amazing!"

I Loved it when the idea was first pushed around and loved the rendering they came out with. I'd really like to see them push this more!
 

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The Coupe 60 was just a brilliant car in person. Those fender flares and body kit just made it a sensational hit. I believe there are a couple of custom Monaro Coupes going around.

This is based on the LWB Maloo Ute. So theoretically you could tak a PPV and turn that into a Monaro/GTO. The Coupe 60 is based off of the SWB that was used by the G8 and upcoming SS sedan
 

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I've seen it before and I'll say it again, "OMG that is amazing!"

I Loved it when the idea was first pushed around and loved the rendering they came out with. I'd really like to see them push this more!
cough cough ALPHA PLATFORM :hope:
 

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Sign me up! But put the LSA motor in it....
 

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One problem I have with this statement... Pontiac is dead, so would it be the Chevrolet Pontiac-GTO? Though it would be awesome, I don't think Chevrolet is working on a GTO... Will they eventually? Only time will tell...
 

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This story is pretty funny. The news is that they were working on a coupe Pontiac gto, which I assume means that they are not working on it anymore. It's sad, but Pontiac is dead, so soon all the Pontiac lovers will turn into vintage Pontiac enthusiasts.
 

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Lets hope this alpha platform makes it in North America and with the LSA motor how sweet it'll be. I just love the looks of the coupe with the muscular quarters on the rear.
 
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