2004 Pontiac GTO Coupe
The Pontiac GTO became known as "The Goat" due to an interpretation
of the letters that make up its name. Figuratively speaking, the
car's "defiant, stripped-to-the-basics personality" also had a hand
in cementing the moniker, according to Edmunds.com. It is
speculated that the acronym GTO, which stands for Gran Turismo
Omologato, was taken from the Ferrari 250 GTO. American consumers
have a history of shortening the names of cars with multiple
syllables, and this likely influenced the nickname of this Pontiac
brand. "The Goat" is catchy, easy to remember and was essentially
born out of convenience.
This version 2 reboot of the GTO is powered by GM's LS1 V8 making
350hp. Any newer Pontiac GTO will simply embarrass nearly any old
Goat you could name. Ahhhh technology.
This new version styling, (called Holden/ Euro), 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, we can see 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. All
panels are bathed in Barbados Blue Metallic and it's electric, (on
the visual, it's actually an internal combustion engine!). A flared
rocker panel moves rearward to a greenhouse long sloping rear glass
that ends with a rear spoiler. More integrated tail lights rear
bumper and finally a body matching neoprene rounded rear bumper and
small roll pan with a GTO logo flanked by dual zoom tube chrome
tipped exhaust that exit on the driver's side. 18-inch black
anodized Enkei wheels on all 4 corners and all black trimmings
around lightly tinted windows keep it simple.
Fashioned from curved charcoal gray molded vinyl and a strip of
gray suede, the door panels are as aerodynamic as the exterior.
High back extra bolster support buckets in charcoal gray, have an
embroidered GTO in their uppers. These seats are power adjustable.
The driver's seat bolster shows some folding and creases in the
leather. 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 into the dash. On its
way is an aftermarket AM/FM/CD radio, in full living color screen
readout for information, and bluetooth capabilities. The fan and
temp knobs are just above this display. The dash borrows styling
directly from Porsche with the overlapping circle gauges, steel
blue faced with white numbers and letters and satin bezels in a
black field. This is all on display under a curved dash top visor.
Black carpet dances with embroidered GTO floor mats and molded
panels covered with slightly fuzzy gray colored material for the
Stuffed under the solid curved hood is a living breathing 5.7 Liter
LS1 V8 engine. It is in very good condition as is the entire engine
bay with no corrosion or rust, all original. EFI feeds it. 4L60E
4-speed automatic and a 3.46 limited slip rear finish up the
drivetrain. Did I mention it puts out a serious 350 horses?
Up on the lift some slight dusting of road dirt and overspray from
the factory is all that I could find wrong, and is that really
wrong??! Totally structurally sound with the unibody construction.
All independent suspension, and all power disc brakes, all around
for this car. A shiny SLP with electric cutout exhaust is now
installed and snaking its way rearward..lets make some noise!
As expected this car fired right up, and performed like a 350hp 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 fairly low actual mileage, (41,466), 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! And it's a little throwback to the
early GTO muscle that roamed the streets of the past.
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
G-5.7L LS1 V8 350hp
L-Elisabeth, South Australia Assy Plant
222511-Sequential Unit Number
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1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The
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