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1970 Pontiac Pegasus Concept Car

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1970 Pontiac Pegasus Concept

Designed under the direction of William L. Mitchell, GM Design Vice President, the Pegasus was built as a "design concept" study from a production 1970 Pontiac Firebird. The front end, grille and fender vents were inspired by Ferrari designs. Enzo Ferrari contributed a 365 GTB/4 V12 engine to the project. The engine was mated to a Ferrari 5-speed transmission and a GM posi-traction rear axle.

The 4-wheel disc brakes were from a Corvette, the wire wheels were from Borrani and the exhaust system, mufflers and instrument panel gauges were from Ferrari.

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On the right car, they are awesome! Not all cars can carry the look though. They are a mother to keep clean too.

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Chief Designers were able to write their own corporate prescriptions and call it "concept development" or "an engineering study" back in those days. However, you are right Pro!

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Very cool car!

Fun fact, the Fiero was originally going to be called the Pegasus which is why the Fiero badge has Pegasus on it.



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