Originally Posted by TrueWildMan
I think the '03 GTP is close in the quarter mile...I know the '00 GTP pulls like a 15.3 or so. Did they break 14'* in the '03??
Stock GTP'* from '97 to '03 average about 14.8 sec in the 1/4 mile according to Intense Racing. A stock 2003 Maxima SE (manual) will do pretty much the same - around 14.8 - according to their forums.
Edit: I had "around 14.8" in brackets and it gave me a "14." + a smiley with sunglasses.
Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
I'm not sure about 2003 GTP'* but the new 2004 Comp GTP with 280 hp will do 0-60 in 6.6 sec and the 1/4 in 15.0 @ 93 mph.
The Maxima should beat the GTP, providing both drivers balls are of equal size.
According to Pontiac (test data by the SCCA), the 2004 GTP with the Comp G package does the 1/4 mile in 15.015 sec; the ’03 Maxima they tested did the 1/4 mile in 15.496. (http://www.pontiac.com/grandprix/per...next_popup.jsp
Unfortunately, I hardly think Pontiac’* data is accurate. It is hard for me to believe that a 2004 GTP (with a 20 hp increase) is slower than a 2003 GTP. This makes me wonder whether the numbers they stated for the Maxima are, in fact, accurate. However, one would think if both cars were tested in the same manor, the numbers and results should be valid.
Hopefully, after looking at the personal best for my ’00 SSEi you will be confused too.
BTW, here is a table for anyone / everyone’* enjoyment:
2003 GTP = 240 hp & 280 lb-ft. of tq.
2004 GTP = 260 hp
& 280 lb-ft. of tq.
2003 Maxima = 255 hp& 246 lb-ft. of tq.
2004 Maxima = 265 hp & 255 lb-ft. of tq.