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Pontiac GTO: The Classic Muscle Car

From 1964 to 1974, Pontiac division of General motors’ built by Pontiac GTO an American automobile maker and from 2004 - 2006; it was followed by GM additional Holden in Australia. Actually, in 1960’s and 70 period it was considered as a classical muscle car. Though there were many of classical cars, this Pontiac GTO is well thought to have on track the movement with four domestic automobile manufacturers who are giving a range of competitive models in the market.

Related to mid size car

From the year 1974 to 1973, this version was related to mid-sized Pontiac Tempest. At this point of time, 1974 GTO was a year old with voluntary packages that were available on the compressed size two doors Pontiac Ventura. Later, this GTO model car was invigorated from 2004 - 2006 models as a confined import for Pontiac with a left side drive steering wheel of the Holden Monaro version. It is itself a coupe variation of the Holden Commodore variant.

Inspired by Ferrari

Actually, the name was the idea of DeLorean’s who inspired it from Ferrari 250 GTO which is now a successful car in the world. Ferrari is an Italian short form of Grans Turismo Omologato which mean officially specialized and qualified for racing or driving in the Grand Tourer group. And the name brought protest from fanatics who believed it to be close to profanity.

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Technical Characteristics of Pontiac GTO

Technical Characteristics of 2004 Pontiac GTO Automatic produced by Pontiac (US).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight n/a
Length 4821 mm
Height 1394 mm
Wheelbase 2789 mm
Front Track 1570 mm
Rear Track 1570 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 70 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
Fuel Supply System SPFi
Max Power 405HP (298 kW) @ 5200 rpm
Max Torque 542Nm @ 4000 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 5970 cc
Bore 101 mm
Stroke 92 mm
Cam Design OHV - Overhead Valves
Cylinders 8 IN V
Valves per cylinder 2
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10.9:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres P225/50 R 17 / P225/50 R 17
Suspension Front I.MS.
Suspension Rear I.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 8.2 l/100km
Road 4.9 l/100km
Mixt 6.1 l/100km

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