Pontiac Banshee I
In those days, people considered Pontiac a performance brand. And with the newly introduced GTO model, the muscle car and performance market was booming. However, the management of the company had bigger ambitions. So, they soon introduced a fully operational concept called the Banshee XP-833 (via Supercars).
The Banshee I was the first in a long line of Pontiac concept cars that influenced production models. The first one to emerge in 1964 was extremely advanced, with compact dimensions, a lightweight body, and a powerful engine. Pontiac conceived it as a “Mustang killer,” but GM feared that a sports coupe from Pontiac could affect Corvette sales, so they canceled the project.