Pontiac were one of the other manufacturers holding onto the muscle era as long as they possibly could before the fuel-conscious early 1970s took over. The GTO name had started when John DeLorean installed a 389ci (6.3-liter) big-block into Pontiac's intermediate Tempest sedan, and the car reached its peak in 1969, but wasn't about to got out without a bang come 1971. The car got a slight restyle around the nose section with a more protruding grilled surround, and used large vents at the front of the hood for the Ram Air intake. The car changed little in the suspension department except for revalved shocks, but wider alloy wheels at 7x14 inches (178x356mm) helped the handling. The interior had individual bucket seats and optional was a hood-mounted rev counter. The new engine was the 455ci (7.4-liter), which lost power through low compression to comply with emissions.
Pontiac GTO Judge (1971) Specifications
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