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Old 11-19-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Bonneville, Grand Prix, Grand Am, Monte Carlos......

How do these cars compare in speed. Im talking all around 98-99 models. (SE'* and LS)

When i was looking for a new car these were my main choices, and i like what i have got from my bonneville, but i was just wondering which of these is the fastest , and which is the slowest...
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well the GP and the MC are the same....w bodies..... GP...3.1-liter V6, rated 160 horsepower, went in the base SE sedan. Optional in the SE and standard on Grand Prix GT coupes and sedans was a 195-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6, which later grew to 200 horsepower

3.1-liter V6, rated at 160 horsepower. A dual-overhead-cam 3.4-liter engine, installed in the Monte Carlo Z34 and available in the Lumina, started at 210 horsepower in 1995 and rose to 215 in '96. In '98 that engine was replaced by General Motors'* ohv 3.8-liter V6 rated at 200 horsepower.

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A 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, rated at 150 horsepower, went into the SE and SE1, teamed with either a 5-speed manual (not available initially) or 4-speed automatic transmission. A 170-hp V6 (automatic only) went into the SE2 and early GT, and was optional for the SE1. Finally, GT models had a 175-horsepower version of the V6, mated only to 4-speed automatic. SE and SE1 models traded a 150-hp 2.4-liter 4 cyl for a 140-hp 2.2 liter
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All with the same motors /hp the Gp will be the fastest.

There'* nothing like the comfort of a Bonne though.
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yes but the GP with the 3.8 is actually rated 10 hp lower than the Bonne, because of the restriction in the intake and the exhaust....but the GP is slightly lighter
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yes but the GP with the 3.8 is actually rated 10 hp lower than the Bonne, because of the restriction in the intake and the exhaust....but the GP is slightly lighter
the GP is only 5 lower, the 3.8 Intrigue is 10 at 195, all the other W bodies are 200 and the Bonneville is 205...but 5hp isnt gonna make much of a difference, if you lined em all up theyd probably be about the same.
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Then factor in that we know each car has a certain amount of individuality and runs a little faster or slower.
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The Monte would actually probably be the fastest. It is the same as a GP but they are slightly lighter for a few reasons, one of the key ones I can think of is the Monte'* got an aluminum engine cradle saving them ~40lbs. or so. Both my sisters '00 Monte SS and our '04 Monte SS have aluminum engine cradles. '99 might be a different story though now that I think about it, because that was the older bubble body style for the Monte.

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