Originally Posted by bastard
The 2.8 V6 in my 1986 Z24 was called High Output. It put out a high of 120 horsepower.
That was HO?? Even Chrysler'* 2.2L turbo made 145 hp.
Sometimes labeling IS nothing more than gimmick. During the 80'*, competition was pretty stiff between all the makers, so it'* no wonder everyone HAD an "HO" version of standard engines...regardless if they really were HO.
Now in the case of the Grand Prix, yes...a 3800 IS an HO motor when compared to the base engine
. Same with the 3400 in the Grand Am, as that motor would be an HO compared to the standard offerings of that model. I hope that made sense