According to former vice-president Bob Lutz, which was involved personally into bringing State side the Holden Monaro, as the 2004 Pontiac GTO, recently acknowledged the rumors that Pontiac was working on a 5-th generation GTO.
The ill-fated Pontiac, now a carmaker of the past, was in the works of bringing to life a successor for the 2004 Pontiac GTO, which was based on the Australian Holden Monaro. Critically acclaimed but a bitter sales disappointment, the GTO would have still been succeeded, according to a Road and Track magazine report – confirmed now by Lutz.
The new four-seat GTO coupe would have been based on the G8 sedan this time around, which would have marked the second time the Holden Commodore was used as the basis for the iconic V8 muscle-car nameplate. Confirming the development, Lutz also added the new GTO progressed to the point of Pontiac building a full-scale clay model. Lutz explained that the new GTO would have solved many of the issues found in the original.
Speculations regarding the looks of the new model tend to agree that it would have been very close to the Holden Coupe 60 Concept from 2008, a big departure from the 2004 to 2006 GTO.