We have a 97 Formula, Porsche has a similar hood function on it's new model. So What ! We love our bird. But. It's 23 years latter, this happens on many models, and, GM stopped making Pontiacs, sadly, 19 years ago. Can we have some relevent content, please...
That wasn't exactly the most attractive era for the firechicken - and they were fake... so I'm going with the Porsche And the same thing goes for music, TV shows, and cars where most of the good ideas have already been taken so there's bound to be some repetition
Are those really considered "heat extractors" on the GT3? Does air flow in through the nose and pass through a heat exchanger before exiting through the hood? If not then they don't serve the function of extracting heat (and are most likely for reducing front-end lift). The engine is in the rear. The only heat that will be up front will be from storing a holiday turkey on the way to grandma's house for Thanksgiving.
the article lead did say, "who wore it better...?" I don't think the author was attempting to compare anything of the 2 cars other than the visual hood design. Worth the read? Well for the 30 seconds it takes? it's a push.
Unbelievable when the factoids get all pissy about the most idiotic minutia. This was a supremely entertaining comparison that came to all of our mailboxes at absolutely no cost to you. If you don’t like the ongoing entertainment, unsubscribe and go join some group that wants to listen to you complain. Keep it coming, Hagerty writers.
In 1993 I had the chance to visit a reputable Porsche tuner in southern Germany. I was surprised to see photos of the Pontiacs in this article displayed in the workshop. I asked why they would be studying such a car and the answer was very candid and revealing. This tuner was working on a modified 928 which had the potential to be called "Blackbird". The plan was for a turbo V8 and the hood vents would be functional and used for twin intercoolers. I inquired when the car would be available to customers and, as best as I can recall, this was the reply: "We have most of the engineering solved but we are challenged by three problems. How do we give the car t-tops, should it have an angry bird on the hood, and can we make the car talk?