Originally Posted by AD Bear
I have a friend with a 2002 Max and he kills 97-03 GP/GTP'* on the daily...
But when he ran into a 04 GP GTP he had met his match. He said that the GTP seems to still have power at 120 mph. This he said while his Max was not able to catch the GTP.
As I posted earlier:
According to Intense Racing, stock GTP'* from '97 to '03 average about 14.8 sec in the 1/4 mile.
According to Pontiac (test data by the SCCA), the 2004 GTP with the Comp G package does the 1/4 mile in 15.015 seconds.
Based on AD Bearí* info, the above numbers seem far from accurate. My 2000 SSEi did 15.069 seconds in the 1/4 mile. It seems outrageous to think that a lighter car with 20 more horsepower would not even beat me by a tenth of a second in the 1/4 mile.
I test drove a black 2004 GTP with the Comp G package when they first came out. It is a pretty nice car. I certainly donít think that it is as sexy or well-appointed as an SSEi, but ití* darn pretty fast. And, it felt like it was a little bit faster than my SSEi off the line, probably because of the lighter weight.