Well, I think I will let the picture speak for itself! This is a 1966 Pontiac GTO!!!
The influential conceptcarz.com tells the story of how in early 1963, General Motors management banned divisions from involvement in auto racing. At the time, Pontiac’s advertising and marketing approach was heavily based on performance and racing.
Jim Wangers proposed a way to retain the performance image the division by focusing on street performance and offering a GTO as an option package (a loophole to GM policy). In 1966 GTO became a separate model versus an option package.