Using what was previously a Ferrari model name, Pontiac created the GTO (Grand Turismo Omologato) and by 1968 it had more power than anything Italian and the handling to match. The torquey 400ci (6.6-liter) engine meant the Safe-T-Track limited-slip differential was essential. For 1968 the GTO, having been out since 1964, had a new body style which improved looks while retaining an aggressive look. It was also slighter shorter in the wheelbase than its predecessor, but kept the separate chassis and body. At the front it used unequal-length A-arms, while the live rear axle used trailing arms and coil springs with separate shocks. Three versions of the engine were available in 1968, the base having 350bhp (261kW), the second featuring a higher lift cam and 360bhp (268kW), and third, the Ram Air II with improved heads and hood cold-air feed, giving 366bhp (273kW).
Pontiac GTO (1968) Specifications
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