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Old 08-08-2003, 01:25 AM   #1
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What is it? I know they both have v8s and the gto has the 5.7 (350) chev but does the GXP also have the 350? I noticed in a picture that the engine in the GXP was transfers? so fwd?
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The GXP has a 285hp (I've read that, and heard others say 300) 4.4L V8 Northstar engine.
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So am I right to assume that because its a north star it also is fwd with a 4t80e transaxel? and the GTO is basicly a camaroo? with rwd and 3:73 gears? I really like both of these cars it may inspire me enough to work a bit... heh...oh but i like 6month off.. But id like a new car better! (im torn)
I havnt seen to many pictures,(im going to mozzy over to the pontiac website)
but the gto is 2 door and GXP is 4?
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Here'* some pics. I love this car!



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The camaro and gto are really the same... gto has a bit different frame and body but drive line body style is pretty close, i bet they want twice as much for the gto over the firebird/camaro... and sence pontiac got its firebird back, it should only be a matter of time for chevy to gets the camaro back
I like the new gxp, i wonder how much less its going to be over the standerd STS
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From what i have heard the GTO is going to be in the low to mid 30k.

But, its not just a firebird. It'* a completely different frame and whill handle completely different. It'* a European design with an american engine. Not american with and american engine. So handling will be a strong point.
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The camaro and gto are really the same... gto has a bit different frame and body but drive line body style is pretty close, i bet they want twice as much for the gto over the firebird/camaro... and sence pontiac got its firebird back, it should only be a matter of time for chevy to gets the camaro back
I like the new gxp, i wonder how much less its going to be over the standerd STS
That'* like saying me and my mice are basically the same. We're different sizes and species, but we have basically the same internal organs...
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The Firebird is coming back???

To answer you original question, the GTO and the GXP are totally different. GTO is a Holden based rear wheel drive two-door coupe with the 5.7 litre pushrod engine, the GXP is a front wheel drive four-door sedan with the 4.4 Liter Northstar engine (overhead cams). Both have different engines, trannies, chassies, interiors, exhausts--totally different.

Also, the F body was designed by engineers in the U.*.--the GTO/Monaro was designed in the land down under (not European). They share the same engine block, but thats about it. Even the exhaust was developed specifically for the GTO.
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