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.

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 Pontiac GTO. A 6.0-liter LS2 V-8 produces an impressive 400 horsepower (298 kw) and 400 lb.-ft. of torque (542 Nm). 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.


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Oh and my WRX runs the 1/4 mile in 11’s, with only 310hp on a 2.2L engine. This car is a great value for money but don’t try racing it against a quality four cylinder.

RodFPV your muscle cars have high displacements and the Japanese use turbos so don’t go about using the turbo arguement. And making money the issue here won’t be a fair arguement. If you really wanna race, put 400hp in a 2L EVO, and put it against your 6L 400hp V8 GTO. True the modifications wil cost money but than at the end of the year calculate the fuel cost, Sherlock and see which car is more profitable.

well if you think bout it, you can get one for like 21-27 grand, put a thousand in it and your talking some serious power right there

regardless of the handling and such. 4.6 0-60 is quite impressive for a car that is just over 30grand

5217 and JESSE. Why dont you go and screw each other. People buy imports bacause not all of them are idiots, they know what japanese cars can do. Factory tuned cars made by the japanese can safely smoke hard tuned american cars. American cars have V8’s delivering often impressive horsepower but they take 0to60 like pregnant women.American cars are not only unable to compete in terms of speed but they also fail in terms of safety which are readily available in japanese cars.

the pontiac gto is great. i wont argue with that. however the people badmouthing the japanese cars, use your freaking brains. the japanese use turbos and such for good reason. they are not idiots. the gto looks great but most muscle cars say ’all brawn no brain’ and people who like these cars will probably not understand the reasons.

the pontiac gto is great. i wont argue with that. however the people badmouthing the japanese cars, use your freaking brains. the japanese use turbos and such for good reason. they are not idiots. the gto looks great but most muscle cars say ’all brawn no brain’ and people who like these cars will probably not understand the reasons.

the pontiac gto is great. i wont argue with that. however the people badmouthing the japanese cars, use your freaking brains. the japanese use turbos and such for good reason. they are not idiots. the gto looks great but most muscle cars say ’all brawn no brain’ and people who like these cars will probably not understand the reasons.

the pontiac gto is great. i wont argue with that. however the people badmouthing the japanese cars, use your freaking brains. the japanese use turbos and such for good reason. they are not idiots. the gto looks great but most muscle cars say ’all brawn no brain’ and people who like these cars will probably not understand the reasons.

the turbo little japanese cars you speak of dont even compare to the GTO seriously there are like 3 japanese cars that can outrun a GTO and all 3 are above it in the price range. the lancer evo... the subaru wrx sti and the nissan gtr... all three over the price of the GTO and all turbocharged intercooled and such... well the gtr is well over the gto price.. .around 65 to 70 thousand and the horsepower isn’t much more .. the other two are just faster bc of all wheel drive... so yea buy a gto and put a supercharger on it and see who wins...

hands down american muscle

I am owner of 2006 GTO with a 6-speed transmission. About the speed of 175 mph, myself I will never go that fast but I do know at 110 - 120 mph the engine is only turning about 2800 rpm. The handling, it drives like riding on rail if a Mustang handles better, that is bad ride. The braking, I am sure it is room for improvement but when I run up on another car that is only going 60 to 65 and I am doing 100 plus the brakes slow me down. So if you are an auto lover, you know anything car that produces 400 horse power and 400 pound torque off the self is a car that must be respected. Let see what the aftermarket puts out. Thanks for your time.

6.0L V8 2006 GTO here: no it can really do under 5sec 0-60mph and I allready hit 150mph on 5th gear smiley FACTS talk for THEMSELVES. I LOVE MY GTO! smoke many and manyyy cars and its cheap car compared to foreighn ones like BMW M5 which does the same performance but triple the cost and double the gas! smiley ***GTO***"

I’m a jew and I love the GTO.

Yeah....I just bought a 06 GTO and did plenty of research on it. The poor idiots trashing the car don’t know crap. And the mazda dude...that is hysterical. Sissy car.

Actually, it’s Australian made (don’t talk trash about something you know nothing of). Secondly, you really should compare numbers before comparing two different cars. The Mustang is inferior in handling, braking, and overall performance. I’m not saying Mustangs aren’t great cars, I’m saying they simply don’t outperform the GTO.

The gto is a overweight over priced Turd! any one of the compact cars with a factory turbo can kill it o-60 & 1/4 mile.

I own a auto repair shop,and we domost of our repair work on mostly those great high quality americancars you speak of. Pride of workmanship in autobuilders is still alive,but the forgien companys have it .We got satisfied with unions holding your jobs like momma callng work an yelling at your boss

I beleive this car should go 175 if not governed. When the vette had it’s major makeover in the late 90s, it had around 350 horses and would do 172.

Im sick of the damn foreign car companies and their ugly . If your gonna buy a car buy a GM, a Ford product, or anything else American. Stop supporting the foreign car industries.

Its still American-made junk. The smarter folks will always go for the impressive quality of foreign cars

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