1989 Chevrolet XT-2

The XT2 was designed as a concept PPG Pace Car and went through two designs before engineers landed on the final one. The first version had the engine mounted under the bed. The second version was based on a passenger-car platform with the FWD/AWD layout and a smaller V6 engine. So how did they end up with the final version? According to a press release provided by GM, “Given the consumer preference to small, sporty trucks, the evolution of the Chevrolet PPG XT-2 Pace Truck was natural.” Unfortunately, the concept was never developed, as SUV’s and trucks gained popularity and gas prices stayed low in the 1990s.

The XT2 featured a Corvette suspension, built on a platform similar to the F-body Camaro, and was powered by a tuned port injection 4.5-liter V6 rated at 360 horsepower and 315 ft. lb. of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual.

Source: PPGPaceCars.com (published September 4, 2019)