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Pontiac GTO (1966)


Pontiac GTO (1966)

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

Top speed:125 mph (200 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):6.2 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:389 ci (6,374 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:360 bhp (268 kW) @ 5,200 rpm
Max torque:424 lb ft (575 Nm) @ 3,600 rpm
Weight:3,555 lb (1,615 kg)
Economy:14 mpg (4.96 km/I)
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