If a Cavalier Rally Sport isn’t quite the real thing for you, how about a Firebird Really Sport? It’s a very rare special version of the Firebird, during a brief period when Pontiac was having a bit of bowtie-envy. It even extended to what’s under the hood:
Yup, these bombs came with the 454 Chevy rat-motor. If you’re going to have a bit of fraternal competition, why not ratchet it up a bit? Pontiac scored quite a deal on them from Chevy, as the Camaro wasn’t being sold with them.
It was planned to put some really monster wheels and tires on the back of these, but the GM legal department put a stop to that at the last minute. The visual result is somewhat less than really stellar.
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