I read in one of the car mags (Car Craft, I think...) a mention that GM had been in talks with Trans Am Worldwide to license or just buy outright the rights to the modernized TA they are building using brand new Camaro donors.
Plus, since GM has already introduced non-badged vehicles, meaning they use the GM brand like on the 4-door "GM Sedan" they hauled around to car shows a few years ago.
A Trans Am could easily be introduced that would not compete directly with the Corvette.
My thought is that it could be a platform used to compete with things like the limited edition Dodge Demon or even the Ford GT.
Can you imagine a 2019 or 2020 GM Firebird (Trans Am or not) with all the computerized traction control and launch capabilities of the Demon which includes a spare set of tires for racing plus the ability to order it WITHOUT a passenger and backseats...?!
I more wish they'd leave it alone. Too afraid they'd mess it up. Besides this is gonna sound terrible but I'll never buy another GM, not with how they are closing factories and killing jobs here in the country that made them. I'd buy the Challenger first. Don't get me wrong, I'm a die-hard TA fanatic, and always will be but it's a different time now.