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Old 10-28-2004, 07:46 PM   #11
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Where ate the turn signals on the one Jim posted then?
that is what they call a prototype
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:52 PM   #12
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Ugh, I don't care for the new Grand Prix body style. I mean it is definatly overdue for the styling change, but....ugh, lol

I haven't heard much about the GXP, what powerplant does it use?
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5.3L V8 for the GXP application
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So the Bonneville gets an underrated 4.6L and the GP gets the 5.3? *shakes head*
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The GP is the sporty car, the bonneville is the smooth car with DOHC.

That 5.3 does NOT have the 4t-65... thank god.

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Pontiac'* effort to boost the performance image of all its vehicles visits the Grand Prix next. The mid-size four-door will inherit a version of GM'* 5.3-liter V-8, re-engineered for front-drive use, in the new Grand Prix GXP. In this installation it makes 290 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The GXP also gets 12 percent better fuel economy than it would without Pontiac'* first use of Displacement on Demand, technology that shuts off a bank of cylinders under light driving loads. Pontiac pegs the 0-60 time for the GXP at roughly 6 seconds. New styling tweaks, including new front and rear fascias, 18-inch wheels, and new interior trim distinguish the model, for which pricing hasn't been announced. Sales begin in the first quarter of 2005.
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255 tires on 18 x 8 in the front, and 225 tires on 18 x 7 in the rear.

dual piston calipers with 12. 7" front rotors is nice (single piston 12.0" rear).
Those tire sizes are a good sign IMO.... Those rotors are HOT, wonder if it'll have tapshift.

EDIT: The LS4 engine is mated to a high-performance Hydra-Matic 4T65-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission with standard TAPShift. The transmission is strengthened to handle the prodigious torque of the V-8 engine.

Whatever works, it better shift better then the 97-current one..
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I like!!!!!!!!!

Too bad Pontiac isn't payong that much attention to the Bonneville
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Chrome = heavier and slower, probably why the GXP'* 18'* are not chromed.

I might agree if you were comparing chromed steel wheels with cast aluminum wheels but our chromed wheels are cast aluminum with a very micro thin coating of chrome. Clear coat would weigh close to same.

GXP'* are not chromed due to cheap marketing ploy. Next years models are always better.
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I noticed it has vents/louvers there on the side. I hope those are functional and not cosmetic.
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Drilled Rotors eh? i wonder if they are avail from GM for other applications....

hmm...
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looks good but compare the rides, yea u know where i stay.
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