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2006 Pontiac GTO

GTO – three legendary letters that started and defined a muscle car phenomenon in 1964. More than four decades later, the 2006 Pontiac GTO is the spiritual leader of modern muscle.

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2006 Pontiac GTO - The Legend Continues

Source: Pontiac | Published: Sun Jan 15, 2006

For the ’06 model year, the GTO is distinguished by revised taillamp styling. The taillamp background is now gloss black instead of red. Two new colors – Fusion Orange and Spice Red – offer none-too-subtle choices for customers who want their Goat to stand apart from the crowd. There is also a new 18-inch wheel design with bright spokes that further identifies the ’06 model.

As it was in the beginning, performance is at the heart of the GTO. A 6.0-liter LS2 V-8 produces an impressive 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The Hydra-Matic 4L65-E four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is standard, while a six-speed Tremec T56 manual transmission is optional. The awesome powertrain is capable of propelling the GTO form 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and 13-second quarter mile times.

All that power is matched by the equally impressive stopping power from a four-wheel disc performance braking package featuring vented front rotors, solid rear rotors and bright red calipers with the GTO logo. A four-channel ABS system is standard.

Refined Performance

The rumble of the GTO’s LS2 is a stirring reminder why V-8 power resonates with muscle car enthusiasts. In fact, the specially-tuned dual exhaust was designed to invoke memories of a time when hearing a car was just as important as seeing it.

Key LS2 V-8 features include:

  • Aluminum block casting with 4.00-inch cylinder bores and optimized oil galleries
  • High airflow aluminum cylinder heads
  • Flat-top piston design with low ring tension for reduced friction
  • Floating piston wrist pins that help maintain quiet engine operation
  • High-efficiency, low-energy ignition coils
  • 10.9:1 compression ratio
  • Large, 90-mm single-blade throttle body
  • Reduced-mass water pump design
  • Powerful engine controller that incorporates all electronic throttle control functions

Ride and handling are two more of GTO’s refined qualities. The traditional Pontiac wide-track feel comes from a 61.4-inch front track, 62.1-inch rear track, and is complemented by a 109.8-inch wheelbase that helps deliver a smooth ride. A MacPherson front strut suspension and semi-trailing arm rear suspension combine with specially tuned spring rates and strut valving, variable ratio power steering, and direct-acting stabilizer bars to provide an ideal blend of performance and comfort. Traction control and a limited-slip differential are standard equipment. The GTO is definitely a driver’s car, but one that is smooth and comfortable for everyday commuting. ...Pontiac GTO: Page 2

Legend: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission
Type V8
Displacement 364 cu in (5970 cc)
Power 400 hp @ 5200 RPM
Torque 400 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
Redline 6500 RPM
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 4 Speed Automatic (Std.)
  6 Speed Manual (Opt.)
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Disc - Ventilated Disc
Tire Size Front - Rear 245/45 ZR17
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 189.8 in
Width 72.5 in
Height 54.9 in
Curb Weight 3725 lbs
0-60 4.7 s
1/4 Mile 13 s
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 155 mph (electronically limited)
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 16/21
Origin & Price
Origin Australia
Base Retail Price (MSRP) $31,290

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