Turbo Connection Racing 1246 RWHP 2005 GTO Daily Driver
Walk around of turbo Connection Racing's 2005 Twin turbocharged GTO. Narrated by owner/builder Jim Riskovsky Jr As of July 15, 2010 the GTO has made 1246 RWHP with the intent to push up to 1400 RWHP during the comming months! This is a car that achieves 30 MPG highway on pump gas 20MPG+ on E85, passes illinois emissions standards with flying colors, uses the stock 427 hydraulic roller LS7 cam, GMPP LSX block, 1.85 Jesel Rockers, Eagle 4340 rods and crank, custom coated JE 10.7 to 1 pistons, stock LS7 intake and 90 mm throttle body, American Racing 1 7/8 long tube stainless headers, twin Borg Warner S400SX3 turbos aatached to a custom built system hand fabricated at turbo Connection, carbon fiber drive shaft, GForce Engineering 1000+ axles 33 spline spool, M6 manual transmission with Spec Twin disk clutch rated to 1600 ft lbs torque and much more!
Final cut of the GTO video. Missed out on a few shots such as the big
burnout due to weather constraints. I think it came out pretty well though.
Enjoy! Be sure to comment.
2005 Pontiac GTO
Cold Air Intake
Kooks Muffler Deletes
Throttle Body Spacer
Audio - Tracks utilized, in order, include: "Dub Step Remix"
Scott Cupp is a film and TV composer in the late 80's and early 90's he was
a well known studio keyboardist and has worked with a lot of major groups
like, Whitesnake, Ozzy, and Guns N Roses along with others. If you are
interested in purchasing tracks, Scott can be reached at
scottcupp07@AOL.com. He makes quality tracks at affordable rates!
Performance Autosport - Twin Turbo GTO Dyno Tuning
Shawn did an amazing job putting together this custom twin turbo setup for his GTO. It's very unusual to
have any turbo car show up and not have
some bugs to work out before final tuning is done, but this car got on the
Dyno and left tuned in
ONE session! Amazing.
While dialing in the tune and Boost
levels we hit close to 11lbs on one pull and made 665whp, but with a stock
LS2 we definitely wanted to dial it back so the car would live past the Dyno. On 8.5lbs of Boost + meth it makes a very
Video Note: The Dynojet wideband was not being
used for this tuning session, we had a portable wideband in the car, which
is why it reads 10:1 throughout the entire pull during the last frame. I
assure you it's not that rich.
More info on Performance Autosport here:
PAS facebook page:
Custom GM tuning was done by Steve Williams of TunedbyFrost.com. You can
learn more about his tuning here: http://www.tunedbyfrost.com
Limit Pushing - Turbo LS2 GTO 0-60 Test
Just throwing up one last video before another two week hiatus.
This one definitely took the 0-60 record. The long awaited turbo LS2 GTO is here...and holy hell does it
deliver. Thanks to a whole lot of help from Carl H at BlackBox Tuning.
The Pontiac GTO:
The Pontiac GTO was built by Pontiac Division of General Motors in the
United States from 1964 to 1974, and by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia
from 2004 to 2006 as the Holden Monaro. It is considered to be one of the
most innovative classic muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The GTO came at
a time when General Motors had banned the divisions from involvement in
auto racing. At the time, Pontiac's marketing was heavily based on
performance. This change in GM's policy forced Pontiac to turn its
attention to street performance.
The GTO was born from a redesign of the Tempest which was to be called the
"Super Tempest" with the larger 6.4 L Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized
Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 5.3 L Tempest V8.
The big-engine Tempest was badged the GTO for "Gran Turismo Omologato"
after the Ferrari 250 GTO. The GTO escaped the violation of GM policy by
becoming an option package for the Pontiac Tempest LeMans. The GTO package
had sold 10,000 units before the beginning of 1964 followed by total sales
of 32,450 GTOs. 75,342 were sold by 1965. This optional $ 296 package
included a 6.4 L V8 that produced 348 hp with a single Carter AFB
four-barrel carburetor and dual Exhaust, chromed valve covers and air cleaner, 7
blade clutch fan, a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission with
Hurst shifter, stiffer springs, larger diameter front sway bar, wider
wheels with 7.50 x 14 redline tires, hood scoops, and GTO badges. The
original GTO's was clocked about 5.6 seconds for the 0--60 test and a
standing quarter mile time of 14.8 seconds.
As time went on, sales increased to almost 100,000 GTOs a year. Pontiac
pushed for the GTO to be called the "GTO Tiger" in advertising, but it
eventually became known in the youth market as the "Goat." The late 60's
saw the creation of the ram air engines and the birth of the Judge. Power
increased over the 60's from 348 hp to 375 hp in the best ram air
applications. The best equipped GTOs could get from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds
and perform a standing quarter mile in 11.5 seconds.
As the 70's rolled in, sales of the GTO plummeted. By 1973 GTO sales were
down to 4,806 cars and the energy crisis was beginning to emerge. In 1974
Pontiac moved the GTO option to the compact Pontiac Ventura, also known as
the Chevrolet Nova. This was done in an effort to become part of the
compact muscle market which already included the Plymouth Duster 360, Ford
Maverick Grabber and AMC Hornet X. The 1974 GTO was tested a with the
four-speed transmission and achieved a 0-60 time of 7.7 seconds and a
quarter mile at 15.72 seconds. Sales improved in 74 to over 7,000 cars, but
1974 would be the last model year for the original GTO.
In 1999, the Detroit Auto Show beheld a GTO concept car. The 1999 concept
was never produced but in 2004 Pontiac re-launched the GTO under the
Holden Monoro platform. The new GTO was equipped with the Corvette's 350 hp
LS1 engine in 2004 and the 400 hp LS2 engine for 2005 and 2006 with a
choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The GTO was
sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Monaro and in the Middle East as a Chevrolet
Lumina SS. The new GTO was never as popular in the U.S. due to the styling
which was obviously not aimed towards GTO heritage or the car's performance
(even with GM's frantic decision to add sporty hood scoops), and GM's
failure to use a traditional American built car. The 2005 and 2006 models
were virtually the same mechanically. Both made good use of the 400 hp LS2
engine and could go from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and could execute a standing
quarter mile in 13 seconds. The 2006 model drew the GTO to a close once
again with the end of GM's 3 year GTO revival plan.
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2005 Twin Turbo GTO w/Lingenfelter Launch Controller
Here's a quick video of me testing out my Lingenfelter LC-001 launch
controller. The controller is set to reduce spark at 2,000 RPM currently,
just for testing purposes. Should help with consistant launches at the
track here once I get everything buttoned up and get the car tuned.