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2006 Pontiac GTO

2006 Pontiac GTO
2006 Pontiac GTO Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:245/45 ZR17
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Engine
Type:V8
Displacement cu in (cc):364 (5970)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:400(298) / 5200
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:395(542) / 4000
Redline at RPM:6500
Exterior
Length Width Height in:189.8 72.5 54.9
Weight lb (kg):3725 (1689)
Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:4.7
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):16/21 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2006 Pontiac GTO - $31,290 (last update: 5/1/2007)

The New Pontiac GTO Gets More Muscle

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.

Premium Interior

Premium materials and outstanding design are evident throughout the 2006 Pontiac GTO. Seating configuration is 2+2 with the rear seats being as supportive and stylish as the front sport seats. All-leather seating and a leather-covered steering wheel and shifter knob continue the luxury theme.

Contrasting materials and colors accentuate the GTO's contemporary interior styling. Interior seat and trim colors may be coordinated to the exterior color with red, blue and black interiors available. Since '06, new orange stitching on the seats, armrests and other interior trim items can be matched to the new Fusion Orange exterior color, along with orange-background instruments. Racing-inspired drilled metallic pedals, satin nickel-look accent trim, and stainless steel sill plates emphasize the GTO's sporty nature.

2006 Pontiac GTOs are very well equipped with a thoughtful package of interior amenities, including new illuminated steering wheel radio controls.

An integrated driver information center located below the instrument cluster includes readouts for average speed, average miles per gallon, trip odometer, trip time remaining, trip distance remaining, fuel used and instant fuel mileage. There's even a stopwatch feature and a user-programmable overspeed alarm.

When it comes to safety, the GTO delivers with dual frontal air bags and three-point safety belts in all seating positions. Retractors for front outboard seating positions have built-in load limiters that allow a controlled amount of give in the belt, thereby reducing the peak load on the chest during the "ride down" in a crash. There also are built-in child safety seat anchors.
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