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 - 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 - 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 - BMW M3 0-60 Test (Without Launch Control)
Without launch control. SMG set and traction control off.
The E46 M3:
The third generation of the m3 is the E46 M3. This model was made from
2000-2006. This generation was available in a convertible and coupe only.
One of the most renowned options of this generation was the SMG (sequential
manual gearbox). This option set in S6 mode) can sift as fast as a formula
one car (.08 seconds) which is faster then a Ferrari (.15 sec). In order to
time this orgasm of a shift right, BMW installed a shift light on the upper
rpms of the tach. This aids the driver in shifting at the highest rpm yet
seen in an m3, 8000RPM. Once you hit this reading, the whole right side
lights up counterclockwise to the 8000rpm mark. At this point, you pull
back on the shifter or paddle on the steering wheel to basically "pop" the
car into the next gear. The SMG also has many drivers assist features such
as gradient assistance (so the car doesn't roll into the car behind you on
a hill) and a fan favorite, the Launch Control. Launch Control was an
"easter egg" from BMW and allows the driver to reach optimal 0-60 speeds by
dropping the clutch at 2500-3000 rpm. And then there's the basic manual 6
speed transmission. The 0-60 time for the M3 SMG is 4.5, while the 0-60 on
the regular 6 speed it 4.8. The top speed is limited at 155 (on American
Der E46 M3:
Die dritte Generation des m3 ist der E46 M3. Dieses Modell wurde von
2000-2006 gemacht. Diese Generation war in einem Kabriolett und Coupé nur
verfügbar. Eine der meisten berühmten Optionen dieser Generation war der
SMG (folgendes manuelles Getriebe). Dieser Auswahl-Satz in der S6 Weise)
kann so schnell wie eine Formel ein Auto sieben (.08 Sekunden), der dann
ein Ferrari (.15 sec) schneller ist. Um zur Zeit dieser Orgasmus eines
Verschiebungsrechts BMW ein Verschiebungslicht auf den oberen rpms des
Tachometers installierte. Das hilft dem Dr
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
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1964 Pontiac Grand Prix " Sold " Drager's International Classic Sales 206-533-9600
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix. # 894S21574. This is one of those cars I had
to buy and when you see it you will agree. I bought this Grand Prix in
Oregon and it is a one family owned car. I have the original sales invoice
from Vic Bowman Pontiac in Oregon City. It was repainted once and I have a
big stack of receipts. They striped it down and did great job block sanding
so when you look at the photos notice the reflections. I did find a little
bubbling on the lower rear fenders. That and the rear package tray has a
bad spot in the right rear and right rear out side of the bumper has a spot
are about the only flaws you'll find. They are all photoed for you to see.
He did not have the receipts for the engine rebuild but on the rocker cover
is the sticker for the company that rebuilt the engine. Transmission was
rebuilt. This Pontiac has the 8 lug wheels and they are in excellent shape.
It's now serviced and safety checked. I have to tell you it did not need
much. Going over the receipts you can see why it's so nice. They always
changed the oil and kept it right up to date. I have not had a Grand Prix
in a long time. They have to have the best looking interior of most any
car. It's the dash that jumps out at you. Lots of chrome. The out side
lines are great too. They do not build them like this any more. You don't
see a lot of them and none in the condition this one is in. The engine
code 25K tells me it's a 389 cu.in. 303 HP. Engine with automatic
transmission. The S in the VIN tag tells me it was built in South Gate,
California. The 01D tells me it was built January in the 4th week. Trim
code 270 tells me the interior color is Saddle. Paint code S tells me
Saddle Bronze. Notice the 8 lug wheels, they really help set this car off.
I have to say it again, this is one beautiful car. I believe the Grand Prix
has one of the most beautiful dashes ever. Lots of chrome and dials, it
just looks good. Cond. # 2.
Drager's International Classic Sales
18805 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98133
206-533-9600 Fax 206-542-0171
We charge a $50.00 doc fee for instate and $100.00 doc fee for out of state
sales on top of the selling price. The State of Washington says we can
charge up to $150.00 doc fee that is negotiable. The doc fees cover costs
such as trip permits and FedEx costs.
Drager's believes that it is very important to personally inspect the
vehicle you are interested in. If you cannot inspect it yourself you
should hire an inspector. Here are two very knowledgeable old car
appraisers you can contact.
John Kincl (360) 895-1766
Lance Lambert (206) 362-2530
We use Concours Transport Fred has done a great job for us over the years.
Fred will do a great job for you. Check out his web page.
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Henderson NV 89052
We sell all of our vehicles AS IS, NO WARRANTY. We check them over,
we do a report card and we grade and decode each vehicle. We have them
serviced and safety checked. You can see these reports on our web page
www.dragers.com We try very hard to tell you everything that we know.
We give you lots of photos and video so you can see the vehicles very well.
We have been in classic sales for more than 30 years.
Jeri Drager 206-533-9600 Andrew Drager 206-459-3403
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo Walkaround/Drive-bys/etc
To be edited.
History, specs, other pub facts:
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DriverTV Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
This was the DriverTV Pontiac Grand Prix GXP video they no longer have on
their website. Check out www.drivertv.com for more cool videos like this
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ Blu NSmyr020913
Pontiac certainly upped the stakes with this entry into the personal luxury
car field. The bumper and grille were integrated, and made a dramatic
appearance. The cockpit that encapsulated the driver made that individual
feel in control!
Grand Prix Burnout
I was getting some new tires and figured i would use up the rest of the old
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
GT. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.