2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 0-60 Test
The Pontiac Grand Prix:
The Pontiac Grand Prix is was first introduced in 1962 as a full-sized automobile. John De Lorean put a great deal of development into the original Grand Prix, which was seen in the full sport options. The Grand Prix went through six generations until its update as the seventh generation on the GM W platform in 2004. The seventh generation was split into four options groups with the first groups sporting the series III 3800 200 hp V6 engine and the last two groups (the competition groups) hosting a series III 3800 with a Supercharger installed to bring the hp up to 260 hp. The seventh generation suffered declining sales and the car was eventually phased out into the G8 before Pontiac's demise.
Limit Pushing - Ford Taurus Top Speed Test...Sorta
We thought this was pretty funny. We hope you think its funny too. Look for
the needle jumping when the gauge is maxed out.
The Ford Taurus:
The Ford Taurus was introduced in the 1986 and has survived for six
generations. It has served as a platform for both the Mercury Sable and the
FWD Lincoln Continental. Selling over 7,000,000 cars, the Taurus line is
one of the top selling Ford models in the company's history. The Taurus was
discontinued in 2007 until its revival through the renaming of the 2008
Five Hundred as the Taurus.
Limit Pushing - LS2 GTO 0-60 Test
A damn good time
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.
Limit Pushing - 2000 Ford Mustang V6 0-60 Test
-High Flow Intake
The Ford Mustang:
The Ford Mustang was
initially based on the second generation Ford Falcon, a compact car. The Mustang came to be the first
of the "pony car" sports class. The creation of the Mustang led to a race for positions
on the pony car class. GM's response came in the form of the Chevrolet Camaro, AMC's was the
Javelin, and Chrysler's reinvention of Plymouth Barracuda. The Mustang was also the inspiration for
the Toyota Celica coupé. The 1965 Mustang was introduced to the public
in 1964 at the New York World's Fair. It is Ford's third oldest nameplate
currently in production next to the F-Series pickup truck line.
The Mustang prototype was a
two-seat, mid-mounted engine roadster, and was equipped with a V4 engine.
The two-seat design was abandon due to the low sales in with the 2-seat
1955 Thunderbird. A Fastback 2+2 model replaced the trunk space for
increased interior space. The original Mustang made its first movie
appearance in the James Bond film Goldfinger in September 1964. At a price
of $2,368 Original sales forecasts projected less than 100,000 units for
the first year. This mark was easily surpassed and 418,000 would eventually
be sold during the model year. In its first eighteen months, more than one
million Mustangs were
The second generation Mustang came in the 1970s during the
creation of stringent pollution laws and the 1973 OPEC oil embargo. These
changes greatly affected the pony car generation and definitely the new Mustang. The Mustang was adopted to the new
condition with a redesign based on the Ford Pinto subcompact. The new model
was badged the "Mustang II"
and introduced right before the first Energy Crisis in 1973. This version
was smaller than the original and heavier due to the addition of new U.S.
emission and safety equipment necessary to meet regulations. The car was
available in coupe and hatchback versions. Engine changes included the
intro of the 1975 5.0 L, the 1976 Cobra II, and the 1978 King Cobra.
The third generation Mustang was based on the larger Fox
platform developed for the 1978 Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr. The
available trim levels now included L, GL, GLX, LX, GT, turbo GT, SVO, Cobra, and Cobra R. The new Mustang variant was designed to be
fuel conscious and based on the Mazda MX-6. After a backlash from Mustang enthusiasts on the proposed
idea, the 1987 Mustang
would receive a major facelift and the MX-6 variant became the Ford Probe.
The fourth generation of the Mustang came about in 1994. It was
based on an updated version of the rear-wheel drive Fox platform with a 3.8
OHV V6 rated at 145 bhp and a 4.6 L SOHC V8 rated at 215 bhp but was later
increased to 225 bhp. In 1999, the Mustang was redesigned with Ford's
New Edge styling theme. The Mustang's engines were carried over
for the 1999 model, but benefitted from a new split-port induction system
and a new head design. These changes resulted in 190 bhp V6 engine and a
260 bhp V8.
The fifth generation Mustang was based on an all-new D2C
platform for the 2005 model year which echoed the fastback Mustangs of the late 1960s. The base
model is powered by a 210 hp 4.0 L SOHC V6 while the GT was powered by a
4.6 L SOHC 3-valve V8 with variable camshaft timing (VCT) producing 300 hp.
In 2010, Ford unveiled a redesigned Mustang prior to the Los Angeles
International Auto Show. The 2010 Mustang remains on the D2C platform
and mostly retains the previous-year's drivetrain options. The Mustang received a thoroughly revised
exterior, with only the roof panel being retained, that is sculpted for a
leaner, more muscular appearance and better aerodynamic performance with
the coefficient of drag being reduced by 4% on V6 models and 7% on GT
For the 2011 Mustang, Ford
revised the current Mustang
engines. The new V6 is a smaller 3.7L 305 hp aluminum block engine weighing
40 lb lighter than the previous version. The 4.6L 24V V8 was replaced by a
new 5.0L 32V V8 which produces 412 hp. The 2011 Shelby GT500's 5.4L block
is now made out of aluminum and makes 550 hp while weighing 102 lb lighter
than the previous engine.
Limit Pushing - Chrysler 300C Hemi 0-60 Test
5.9 is the rated 0-60 on the 2005 300C, so we were pleased when we got six
flat on the almost four year old car.
The 300C comes with a 5.7 L Hemi V8. At full power, the 300C creates 340 hp
and 390 lbs of torque. This engine runs on four cylinders when less power
is needed to reduce fuel consumption. Even with this energy saving mode,
the 300C runs at 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. All 300Cs use a 5-speed
automatic transmission and standard 18 inch chrome-clad alloy wheels.
The Heritage Edition 300C comes with the 5.7 L Hemi engine and many of the
SRT-8's exterior modification, added chrome, special tires on 18 inch
wheels, and SmartBeam headlights.
Special SRT Packages:
In 2007 the SRT Design group created a package for non-SRT 300C's that
includes performance suspension, SRT 20 inch polished aluminum wheels, a
high speed engine controller with revised tuning for 5.7 L HEMI that brings
the power to 350 HP, high flow air cleaner system, and performance Exhaust.
The SRT-8 version of the 300 includes a 6.1 L Hemi V8 which produces 425
hp. This engine produces 0-60 mph times of 5.1 seconds. The SRT-8 includes
leather SRT-8 performance seats, 20 inch polished aluminum wheels, Brembo
brakes, and rear lip spoiler.
DriverTV Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
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Okay for Devon, this has been a money pit, and well 1st week he had the car
he spent 1500 for paint, 2nd week the engine locked up, after I dropped a
used engine in it, another 1000 later, Okay update,cleared the check engine
light and problems so far solved!, trans shifts normal for the most now!
any damage I blame on Advance auto parts, one for reading the codes to him,
but telling him he couldn't clear any fault codes? I'm like Okay whatever.
I never heard of an OBDII scan tool that couldn't clear the light out. so
he drove it after the fact, anyways my friend Joel brought his scan tool
over, we cleared the codes, and like magic, the trans was back in order for
the most, and well now 2 days later light still out and driving good, so
some good signs
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1976 Pontiac Grand Prix
1976 Pontiac Grand Prix for sale in Chicago, IL. This Grand Prix is ready
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automatic transmission, AM/FM radio, power locks, tilt steering wheel, seat
belts, cloth interior and raised letter radial tires. A new split vertical
bar "waterfall" grille and quad rectangular headlights in front and revised
taillight lenses out back highlighted the 1976 Grand Prix. The same three
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PONTIAC Grand Prix (1970 455cid w/rare 4speed, of which only around 500 were made)
A truly overlooked Luxury Performer. One of the top car magazines back in
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in 5.5 and a 13.8 quarter. This 1970 455v8 Grand Prix in the video was
rated with 20hp less (370hp for the 1970 455) due to emissions detuning for
1970. The 1970 455 was basically a larger (stroked) 428 with some emissions
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP V8 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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