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Old 03-13-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Little off topic- But how bout this GP GXP?

Have any of you seen what the crazy bastards over at pontiac have done? I just went to the Auto Show today, and saw the new Grand Prix GXP. Now i thought from reading on here that they were putting the N* in this car. So i move around to the front and peek under the hood expecting to see the giant silver cover. All i see is a black cover with big "5300 V8" written on it. Are u SERIOUS? Gm is really putting the same motor in a GP as the did in the SSR truck? You've gotta be kidding me! Anyone else got thoughts on this? Looks like the original GXP has a little competition.
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Sounds like a cool idea. I would like to see a GP back with a V8
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Most cars in the Pontiac line will eventually get the GXP badge. The Bonnie was just the first. The GP is not getting an N*. It is getting the 5.3 V8. The Monte and the Impala are also getting the V8.
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ya the GXP will be like the SS version that Chevrolet has
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No, its not the truck engine. The 5.3 is a decontented LS6 engine, retuned for 303 horsepower and for a front-drive application. The next Monte Carlo gets it too. The Bonnies, though , are still the champ.
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No, its not the truck engine. The 5.3 is a decontented LS6 engine, retuned for 303 horsepower and for a front-drive application. The next Monte Carlo gets it too. The Bonnies, though , are still the champ.
It'* an LS4, it'* closer to an LS2 then an LS6.

The GP will beat the Bonnie in every category though it seems.
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If they would have made the GP RWD, then it would be a serious competitor with its BMW rivals and such.
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If they would have made the GP RWD, then it would be a serious competitor with its BMW rivals and such.
I think a redesign after a brand new setup 2 years ago is extreme. I like to think of this as a last hurrah for the FWD Dubya body. Get some excitement going before the change out.

If the Bonnie GXP was made RWD, with ~330-350 HP it woulda been right up there with the 300c.
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front wheels 18x8
rear wheels 18x7

kinda interesting... almost pre-riced..
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front wheels 18x8
rear wheels 18x7

kinda interesting... almost pre-riced..
ya good luck with tire rotation

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The Grand Prix GXP is the latest GXP concept to reach production, following this year'* successful launch of the V-8-powered Bonneville GXP, which currently accounts for about 30 percent of all Bonneville sales.
successful eh??

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Product highlights of the Grand Prix GXP include:
LS4 5.3-liter V-8 engine with Displacement On Demand technology
290 horsepower (estimate)
325 lb.-ft. of torque (estimate)
High-performance Hydra-Matic 4T65-E four-speed electronically controlled transmission with TAPShift
GXP-specific exterior styling, including front fascia, rear fascia, rocker extensions and badging
Polished 18-inch forged aluminum wheels and performance W-rated tires
Reduced ride height
Bilstein gas-charged struts and higher-rate springs
High-performance four-wheel disc brake system with aluminum calipers, 12.7-inch vented and cross-drilled front rotors and 12-inch vented and cross-drilled rear rotors
GXP-specific interior appointments, including gauge faces, door sill plates and embroidered floor mats
rest of the Press release here
http://www.pontiac.com/news/news_pop...&storyNumber=1
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