2005 Pontiac GTO Coupe
Initially, the GTO was powered by GM's LS1 V8 making 350hp. For
2005, Pontiac slid the LS2 6.0-liter V8 under the hood, good for
400 hp. Blasting from zero to 60 in less than 5.5 seconds and
blitzing the quarter-mile in under 14 ticks means a 2005 Pontiac
GTO will simply embarrass nearly any old Goat you could name.
Certainly not an old goat in this 2005 GTO from Pontiac. Now with
400hp a homologation of Holden and European style looks, the dyed
in the wool GTO fans may not like the new aero look but will relish
the performance which the classics cannot even come close to. Only
a 3-year run for this car, and it is now an instant classic it's
only fault with the public back in the day was the Holden/Euro
styling which has nary a hint of retro on it.
This styling means that each unit from every company essentially
takes on the same traits, and this ubiquitous example plays along
exactly with the game. With no reference to the past conquests,
integrated headlights, front bumper and lower fog lights are
aerodynamically inserted and smoothed over. A slight reference to
Pontiac in form is the split front drilled hole grille in black
with the arrowhead badge. A hood scoop has been carved into the
hood and sports dual openings. All panels are bathed in Impulse
Blue Metallic, and it's electric! A flared rocker panel moves
rearward to a greenhouse long sloping rear glass that ends with a
rear spoiler. More integrated taillights rear bumper and finally a
black roll pan with a GTO logo flanked by dual zoom tube chrome
tipped exhaust. Standard 5 spoke aluminum wheels on all 4 corners
and all black trimmings around windows keep it simple.
Fashioned from curved molded vinyl and a strip of suede, the door
panels are as aerodynamic as the exterior. High back extra bolster
support buckets in charcoal gray leather, have an embroidered GTO
in their uppers. These seats are power adjustable. In back is a 2
plus 2 bench setup, stretching from B pillar to B pillar. In the
center is a curved molded console that makes its way gracefully
upward and melting not the dash. On its way is a 6-disc AM/FM/CD
radio, green screen readout for information and fan and temp knobs.
The dash borrows styling directly from Porsche with the overlapping
circle gauges, and more green readouts, under a curved dash top
visor. Black carpet for the floors and more molded panels covered
with slightly fuzzy material for the headliner.
Stuffed under the curved dual vented hood is a living breathing 6.0
Liter V8 LS2 engine. It is in very good condition as is the entire
engine bay with no corrosion or rust, all original. EFI feeds it,
and a T56 6-speed manual transmission with a 3.46 limited slip rear
finishes up the drivetrain. Did I mention it puts out 400
Up on the lift some slight surface rust but all structurally sound
with the unibody construction. All independent suspension, and all
power disc brakes, all around for this car.
As expected, this car fired right up, and performed like a 400hp
car should on the test track. Seat pushing acceleration, rail like
handling, and quick stopping were the norm. All functions were
performing as they should, and it is a smooth highway cruiser with
low noise factor.
A nice example of the new version of the GTO even though someone
would have to tell me it's a GTO if the badges were not there.
Holden/Euro styling has taken over, and now we have an aero car
with a big mill. Which in the entire picture is not too bad!
G-6.0L LS2 V8
L-Elizabeth Plant, Australia
405685-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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