The Targa Evo concept is a creation of Macedonian designer
Dejan Hristov, who studied at the School of Arts in Skopje.
The concept was developed using Adobe Photoshop and a
lot of skill.
The Targa Evo concept was designed as a replacement for
Solstice, because Hristov thought, quite rightly,
that although Pontiac took the Solstice with it to the
grave, that doesn't mean GM shouldn't have another lightweight
two-seat roadster for the US market.
The styling of the 'Pontiac' Targa Evo was inspired by
the neat, sharp lines of most contemporary vehicles, and
also by the athletic shapes of predatory animals. The
front grille for example is designed to somewhat emulate
the shape of a lion's mouth, with the contours of the
hood representing the nostrils. The taught, sinewy lines
connecting the front and rear wheel arches give the car
a purposeful, muscular appearance.
The Targa Evo concept features an electrically-operated
retracting roof panel which slides neatly behind the seats
when in the down position. To reduce weight and keep the
center of gravity lower, the roof panel would be made
Hristov's Targa Evo concept is slightly longer than the
Solstice at 175 inches (4.45m). That means it has the
extra room for larger engine options. The proposed engine
range could include the V6 and V8s from the Camaro.
Sadly, despite the Targa Evo's good looks and clever design,
it's not an official GM concept, that means the chance
of seeing it out on the roads is zero.