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 - 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
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.
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.
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.
Grand Prix Burnout
I was getting some new tires and figured i would use up the rest of the old
Crash Test of Buick LaCrosse (2005-2008) Pontiac Grand Prix
results also apply to: 2004-08 Pontiac Grand Prix
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Buick LaCrosse was introduced in the 2005 model year as a replacement
for the Buick Century and Regal. (A limited number of Buick Century models
were produced for the 2005 model year.) The Pontiac Grand Prix was
redesigned for the 2004 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During
rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof in two places.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of
any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head accelerations
from the roof contacts were low.
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1
2004 Grand Prix GT1. Quick recording taken June 2007 to accompany an advert
to sell the car. This video might be handy if you're interested in buying
one of these 04's used but haven't been behind the wheel yet. Much hoo'rah
is made about the supercharged version, but in this video you can hear what
the standard 3800 w/ dual Exhaust
sounds like behind the wheel, plus the interior, gauges and buttons.
BACKGROUND: I owned this car from 05-07 after my 01 Impala LS was totaled.
Was bought 1 year old with 49K km in Halifax NS for only $12,750 (less than
1/2 price of new -- gotta love gm depreciation). Yes I know these Pontiacs
are a bit cheesy and the interiors a tad Rubbermaid, but for the money it
was a perfect car for the 2 yrs and 35K I drove it. Was used mostly for
long distance highway driving and was comfortable and entertaining even
after 10 hrs. Can pass anything in seconds, and got around 38mpg or 7.5
L/100km. Sold when I moved to Montreal Quebec in 07 for $10,250 so I
figured it was a decent ROI and no repair costs at all.
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 0-100 km/h + Runs
These are a few gradual full throttle runs. Not bad for a non supercharged
3800 V6. The K&N intake and overkill PCM make a big difference.
Overkill PCM Custom Tune
K&N Performance Intake
Magnaflow Exhaust Tips
Chrome Grill Inserts
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.