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 - 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 - 1979 Z28 Camaro 0-60 Test
This was another rough video to get and something is wrong with the speedometer and we got chased by the cop afterward....which I didn't catch on tape......I'm sorry. However, this is one hell of a car and it really only has a little over 26,000 miles on the original engine. The Paint job and a new radio is the only restoration.
The 1979 Z28 Camaro:
The second generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in February of 1970 and lasted until 1981. The second generation was styled after several European car including Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Ferrari. The second Camaro was engineered much like the first with a unibody structure utilizing a front subframe, A-arm and coil spring front suspension, and rear leaf springs. Although it kept similar designs from the first generation, the second Camaro profited from a much higher budget and was designed with higher quality parts and a better driver experience. By the mid 1970s the Camaro grew less powerful, like many other cars of the time, due to the tightening emissions regulations and a fuel crisis.
The 1979 Z28s came with a front spoiler and fender flares to match the Pontiac Trans Am, and "Z28" decals that ran from the beginning of the front flares to the bottoms of the doors. The Z-28 model was powered by a 5.7 liter V8 engine with a 4V carb producing 175 hp and 270 ft/lbs of torque. Sales for 1979 were the highest ever for any generation Camaro ever with a total of 282,571 sold.
Limit Pushing - SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 0-60 Test
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8:
The Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced in 1983 by AMC as a successor to the Jeep Cherokee XJ. It was badged by Chrysler's Jeep brand in 1989. In 1993, after a release delay, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was made available to the public. Over the years the Grand Cherokee has seen 4 generations: the ZJ, the WJ, WK, and the WK2. An SRT version of the Grand Cherokee was introduced in 2005. The original SRT Jeep was powered by a 420 hp SRT8 6.1 L Hemi engine and included Brembo brakes, dual performance Exhaust, a sportier suspension set-up which allows the Jeep to hold 0.92 g on a skid-pad, a Mercedes-Benz 5-speed transmission, and a specially designed AWD system. The SRT8 Jeep is known as the fastest accelerating vehicle in the SRT8 lineup with 0-60 times recorded as low as 4.6 seconds. The SRT8 Jeep can achieve a top speed of 170 mph since its speed is ungoverned.
Limit Pushing - Toyota Camry 0-60 Test
Toyota Camry 0-60 Test
The Toyota Camry:
The Toyota Camry began being manufactured by Toyota in 1980. The name "Camry" is a westernized transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri, which means "crown". This follows Toyota's tradition of using crown in the name for primary models starting with the Toyota Crown in 1955 followed by the Toyota Corona and Corolla which are the Latin words for "crown" and "small crown". "Camry" is also an anagram for "my car".
The Camry was originally launched as the Toyota Celica Camry in January 1980 to the Japanese market, this model resembled a 1978 Toyota Celica XX, known as the Celica Supra in export markets. This became the first Celica to be sold in a sedan model rather than coupe.
In 2001, the 2002 model year Toyota Camry known as the XV30 generation, was released as a larger but without a station wagon for the first time. The XV30 generation received the 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE I4 engine producing 157 hp with 162 ft•lbf of torque. Due to station wagons losing popularity to minivan and crossover SUVs, the Camry wagon was replaced by the Sienna minivan and the Highlander SUV, which are all the three vehicles utilizing the Camry's platform.
98 Pontiac Grand Am V6 0-60 Run
*Sadly now deceased due to a connecting rod failure @ 193,000 miles. Now driving an '04 Stratus Coupe SXT.
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE
3.1 Liter V6 engine
155 hp with 160 lb.ft. of torque (i think)
It's just a random run of about 0-60.
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT-3800 V6 exhaust
This is my 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT.
Engine performance mods: Rear Muffler Delete, resonator replaced with muffler, MSD 8.5MM wires
K&N drop in filter, ZZP stg 1 alt Booster, ZZP 2.5" off road DP, Ported front Exhaust Mani, ZZP alt rewire, INTENSE High Performance Polyurethane motor mounts, INTENSE PCM, TB screen removed.
Pontiac Grand Prix GT 0-95
Modded 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
K&N Air-Charger Intake
ZZP Stage 1 HV L36 Throttle Body
S&P Electronics Helix Throttle Body Spacer
ZZP HV3 Upper Intake Insert
ZZP Custom PCM @ 93 Octane
MSD Blaster Ignition Coils
Taylor Pro Series 8mm Ignition Wires
ZZP Alternator Rewire Kit
ZZP Stage 1 Voltage Booster
ZZP Water Pump U/D Pulley
Intense 180* Thermostat
ZZP Front Ported Exhaust Manifold
ZZP 2.5" Cat'd Down-Pipe
SLP Powerflo Cat-Back Exhaust
This video was Computer Generated
Spring 10' I will be doing the following after much hesitation
Ported Eaton M90 S/C for SSM90 Kit
ZZP Billet Fuel Logs
ZZP P&M L67 Lower Intake
ZZP SSM90 MPS @ 3.6" Pulley
we will work from there...plus the tranny wont be able to hold anymore. that will be 300+bhp.
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with minor mods and an Overkill PCM. Notice the shift points, removed rev and top speed limiter. This pcm shaved 3 seconds off the 0-180km/hr run. RazorGTP.com