Pontiac GTO is hardly the type of vehicle that needs aftermarket help to stand out. Some would argue that the muscle icon is best left untouched. Of course, new-age aficionados beg to differ, and they have digital art on their side. Case in point with this rendering, which showcases a 1969 GTO with wild aero tweaks that might just lead to a build.
The first GTO is credited with popularizing the middle-platform-with-a-big-engine muscle car recipe. GM completely redesigned the model after a few years on the market, introducing its second generation for 1968. As for the 1969 update, it built on the semi-fastback profile and the sculpted styling cues of the new design via details such as the removal of the front door vent windows, which brought a cleaner look.
Now, before we move on to discuss the custom look of this virtual project, we have to mention that Personalizatuauto, the digital label behind it, tagged an enthusiast named MichaB Golik in the Instagram post showcasing the work, hinting towards a real-world build. Said car lover took to the comments section of the post to confirm that he plans to turn these pixels into an actual build, though, no further details were offered.
The classic design of the coupe has been mixed with super-sized overfenders, while the latter are filled by custom wheels sporting a modern five-double-spoke design. Of course, the lowered nature of the vehicle also deserves credit for the appearance transformation.
Zooming in on the lower side of the vehicle, we notice an aero armor consisting of a front splitter, side skirt extensions, and a diffuser-style element at the back, whose side hardware matches the profile of the other pieces. Oh, and let’s not overlook the rear window louvers and the quad-tip exhaust setup, which should allow the V8 motor of the Poncho to fully express its feelings and emotions.
As for the two-tone finish of the GTO, which determined us to use the nickname in the title, this design comes from digital artist Rostislav Prokop. And one thing is certain: it can’t be ignored.