Sports cars have long been one of the most popular automotive segments. The focus on muscle cars reached its peak during the ’60s and ’70s era of the auto industry. But some sports cars have not been all that exciting regardless of their intentions. Cars like the Ford Mustang II were absolute failures on the heels of the highly popular models, giving drivers something to rant about.
The second-generation Camaro and Firebird were another group of sports cars that could have been better because of their hype. We looked back at all-time great sports cars that will spark any conversation. Whether these sports cars were truly that great is up for debate. Some of these sports cars were well-known in their time while others were highly criticized.
Pontiac Trans Am Turbo
Every baby boomer remembers the Pontiac Trans Am Turbo because of its appearance in the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Who could forget Sally Fields’ hair flowing in the wind as she and Burt Reynolds zoomed down the highways? The car truly was an iconic-looking vehicle with many unique aspects. From the gold honeycomb wheels to the dazzling black and gold pinstripe, the Trans Am Turbo was unlike any other muscle car on the road (via Driving Line).
The strikingly beautiful paint job is still popular to this day. There has been a completely new generation of enthusiasts who have found solace in the design of the Firebird. It is a shame that the Pontiac brand no longer sees the light of day.