Ad Break: Vintage 1967 Pontiac GTO Commercial Reminds Us Why This Was The Excitement Division

The 1967 Pontiac GTO is beyond anyone at GM Authority‘s time. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t understand its profound impact on American motoring history, and recognize what an absolute machine the GTO turned out to be.

Born from the Pontiac LeMans, the GTO arrived to capitalize on baby boomers’ love affair with big V8s, fast cars and driving freshly paved interstate freeways across the country. The 1967 Pontiac GTO was the original muscle car, and for good reason.

A massive 400 cubic-inch (6.5-liter) V8 engine sat under the hood, with a Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor system. The mighty powertrain could be had in three flavors: economy, standard and high output. The latter was good for a staunch 360 hp and 438 lb-ft of torque. That’s impressive by today’s standards, as far as we’re concerned.

Front disc brakes, an energy-absorbing steering wheel column and more were added for 1967, too. And, we can’t forget to mention Pontiac’s historic “Wide Track” performance.

Take a stroll through time in the ad above.

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