1986 Pontiac Trans Sport Concept Car – High Performance Pontiac Magazine

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The late ’70s and ’80s were particularly times for Pontiac. Indeed, were among the darkest in the division’s history.

After so years at the coveted No. 3 position for after Chevrolet and Ford, the Track Division had fallen on times. The combination of misdirected ill-advised platform consolidation, and the of the performance that Pontiac had known for had taken its toll.

True, the Trans Am and the Grand were doing well but these two cars were the division on their backs, and the in the facade were becoming all too

Arrival of the Third-Gen Trans Am in brought with it a new mindset and a new campaign-Driving Excitement. While the T/A a barn-burner like it was a decade it was clearly a step in the right and would greatly improve in years. More specialty like the 6000 STE, the Turbo, and the Fiero would to help recapture the swagger Pontiac had lost.

This new mindset had taken with enough force within a few years, Pontiac was again able to show off its on future vehicles and technology.

product planners were intent on upgrading its divisional in the marketplace. They wanted the public to get the message that were indeed taking a role in design and technological

After an absence of nearly a Pontiac resumed concept car with a new mission in mind. In the the division had wowed the world over-the-top, futuristic, and highly machines like the ’54 Special and the ’56 Club de Each did a great job of bolstering image, but they were as far as production was concerned.

Concept cars were now designed with an eye toward production. While manufacturing and limitations would not allow for a production descendant to be an exact of the original concept vehicle, was a much closer relationship there had been in the past.

Pontiac Trans Sport

The new of Pontiac concept vehicles with the introduction of what believe is still one of the most minivans ever designed, the Trans Sport. With the success of the Chrysler minivans in the at the time, Pontiac was itching to in with its interpretation of what a should be. The new mission was accomplished-a version of the Trans Sport was in showrooms in less than years.

Based on a lengthened version of the A-body Pontiac 6000, the Trans Sport featured a wheelbase and a low overall height of inches. Though it was lower most production minivans at the with a 12.5-inch step-up its interior walk-through height of 48 was comparable to others in that segment. Photos of the Trans don’t really convey how low and sleek its proportions really

The first thing one noticed on the Sport was its radical windshield, closely resembled a helicopter In actuality, that is precisely it was. The windshield’s profile above the roofline behind it.

with the convex side the helicopter motif was further A-pillars were hidden the windshield, lending a smooth, look.

Up front, the Trans featured the familiar Pontiac grille theme, updated multi-element composite headlamps, driving lamps set in the front Ribbed lower body finished in a contrasting silver a distinctive touch as well as protection from parking-lot

The gullwing rear side really added a futuristic Even after 20 years, the Sport is still one of the most minivan designs ever

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