- Aug 30, 2005
- 97 993 TT, 94 Viper, 68 Hemi Charger, 59 C1 Fuelie
I thought it was common knowledge that Pontiac was inspired by the 250 GTO to use the GTO name.GTO is the initials (in Italian) of a homologated racing class, so nothing to really steal there - though unlike the Ferrari, the Pontiac and Mitsu weren't actually homologated for racing. Also, the original model name for the Ferrari was the '250' or '330' with the GTO being a subtype, not a model name.
Even if that weren't the case, isn't Ferrari supposed to be above stealing from other makers? Maybe the next car should be the Ferrari CVCC.
On the other hand it's just a coincidence that the new Ferrari shares its name with an old Brittish car no one's never really heard of.