Borrowing a Ferrari name, Pontiac created the GTO (Grand Turismo Omologato) and by 1966 it had more power than anything Italian. The 389ci (6.4-liter) engine gave enough torque to overpower the rear tyres with a mere touch of the throttle, even when fitted with the optional Safe-T-Track limited-slip differential. For 1966 the GTO, having been available since 1964 as a high-performance option, had a new larger and more curvy 'Coke bottle' body style, which improved looks while retaining an aggressive stance. The 389ci (6.4-liter) was standard issue on all GTOs from 1964 to 1967, and to start with the package even had an optional Tri-Power set-up, though multi-carbs were outlawed by GM in mid-1966. Performance parts like the 4.33:1 optional gears and a four-speed Muncie transmission were the things to have, and this model has them all, plus the style of a convertible.
Pontiac GTO (1966) Specifications
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