1986 Pontiac Trans Sport Concept Vehicle – Generations of GM

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In 1986, the new of Pontiac concept vehicles with the introduction of what believe is still one of the most minivans ever designed, the Pontiac Trans Sport vehicle.

Based on a lengthened of the front drive A-body 6000, the composite bodied Sport featured a 116-inch and a low overall height of 59.6 Though it was lower than production minivans at the time, a 12.5-inch step-up height, its walk through height of 48 was comparable to others in that segment.

The first thing one noticed on the Sport was its radical windshield. were hidden behind the lending a smooth, aerodynamic Up front, the Trans Sport the familiar Pontiac split theme, updated with composite headlamps, with lamps set in the front fascia.

The tail lamps were innovative; these were in that they displayed red for yellow for caution (when and clear for backing up.

Another feature of the Trans Sport was the passenger compartment. Most have a sliding rear on the passenger side, the Trans uses a single gull-wing that made it easy to get in of the two pairs of rear captains Inside the Trans Sport, a ray tube formed the instrument which was positioned above the wheel for easy viewing.

Controls for the CRT were located in a pod at the center of the steering wheel. A Display unit flashed speed and other driver information onto the windshield, and a computer on the passenger side of the panel featured a rollout that housed a pop-up and keyboard. The computer could weather and hazard reports, information, and could even travel reservations.

The Trans Sport also electric transmission shift in the right articulating armrest. An console housed a scanning which replaced the conventional view mirror. This TV display featured a readout measured the distance of approaching Non-production 17×8-inch five aluminum wheels with low Goodyear tires were

Under the hood, the Trans featured a turbocharged, non-production, all 2.9-liter V6 engine that 235 hp. It was connected to a performance oriented speed automatic transaxle the front wheels.

Pontiac Trans Sport

As Pontiac a production version of the Trans was released for the 1990 model

Fortunately, the 1986 Trans has remained in excellent condition and is of Pontiac’s Historic Fleet. GM returned to building true vehicles in the 1980’s, it decided unique creations were pieces of its corporate history and the of destroying non- production show cars ended.

Sources

News from . January 10, 1986

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