The "GTO" in Pontiac GTO stands for "gran turismo omologato," which is an Italian term indicating a car is built to specifications can be driven in competitive racing. According to The Huffington Post, former General Motors executive John DeLorean named the car in homage to a Ferrari model.
The Pontiac GTO debuted in 1964. To create it, GM swapped out a 326-cubic-inch engine in a car it was developing with a significantly more powerful 389-cubic-inch engine, according to The Huffington Post. The large engine in a relatively lightweight car gave the GTO impressive power and resulted in the beginning of the muscle car era in the American auto industry.Learn More
Some specifications of the Dodge Neon SRT-4 sport compact car include a 0-to-60 mph acceleration time of only 5.6 seconds, and 2.4 liter engine that includes a TD04-L-16GK turbocharger, generating 215 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. The SRT-4 also uses oil-cooled compression pistons and a unique intake manifold.Full Answer >
According to the designers of the Ferrari 250 GTO, the model is unsafe for the average driver. When the model was first released in 1962, the company would only sell it to qualified drivers, who often had racing experience.Full Answer >
Ferrari 250 GTOs can be found at high-end auto shows, at special events, at car auctions and in private collections. The cars are extremely rare and coveted by auto collectors with the means to acquire them.Full Answer >
The 2008 Grand Prix Sedan has a curb weight of 3,477 pounds with a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds. The fuel tank can hold up to 17 gallons of gas.Full Answer >