The Pontiac GTO started the muscle car tradition in the 1960s. Not long after that, the real power kings started modifying and tuning these to be the baddest machines on the blacktop. That's the kind of tradition brought to modern times in this 2006 Pontiac GTO. It has an almost unassuming style of a sleek and stock sports car, but when you spot the extra-wide rear rubber, you can see this is special. So dig in deeper to spot the nitrous-ready 427ci race block, fortified drivetrain, and full quarter-mile king investments. And in the best tradition of sleeper cars, this may be one of the fastest GTOs of its era, but you still get to enjoy it from leather-lined A/C comfort.
This is the last of the GTOs, and so this special really feels like this car is a proper bookend to its legacy. After all, these final-gen cars never got the Royal Bobcat treatment, but this one sure comes close. A carbon fiber hood, a carbon fiber trunk, big/bright exhaust tips, an exterior battery cutoff, and HoleShot performance wheels - with an awesome stance - indicate some added speed. But nothing visually clues you in on the full package. Instead, this remains the kind of car that can still wear a license plate like a daily driver. The factory black paint has a good shine, and the panels look good so you can see the sleekly rounded style. So anyone who doesn't hear the exhaust, or know what ET Drag tires do, may just assume you have a nice 16k-mile modern classic.
The interior is a terrific setup that gives you the best race-ready components without losing the best modern comforts. The upgrades start with ProCar leather racing front bucket seats, G-Force racing harnesses, and Robinson Racing five-point race cage going across the back seat. There's even a nitrous bottle mounted in the rear that's ready to go! The center section has an EFI controller, pressure gauge, and a Hurst ratchet shifter with line lock. It's a truly professional setup, but it doesn't trade comfort for fortification. You still have a loaded GTO with power windows, power locks, a rear defogger, tilt steering column, dual airbags, and the premium Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD stereo. And when was the last time you saw a quarter-mile machine with cold-blowing air conditioning?
There's one place that doesn't try to be stock at all, and that's in the engine bay. These final-year GTOs were desirable for LS2 power, but this one gets even more desirable. It now has an LS7 motor, and that means the sought-after 427 cubic-inch displacement. This is an RHS competition aluminum block with all forged internals, and that's just the base of this complete and professional build. It also includes Trick Flow 245cc CNC 6-bolt heads, a hydraulic roller camshaft, ARP bolts, and a FAST fuel injection 102mm intake. The Nitrous Outlet direct port gives a wet shot of power on demand. And the final part of this power package is a touch of incognito with the electric cutouts that lets you run the dual exhaust to the mufflers or you can have it rumble directly out of the headers. The list of components is too long to fully go through here, but we have a full receipt file documenting the work and components. However, you can already see the professional level of this motor build. And because you need to get the power to the ground, the upgrades don't stop there. The transmission is fully built to handle the power. It's a TH400 manual valve body unit with a Pro Tree trans brake, TCI SFI flexplate, Lingenfelter two-step launch controller, and more. It connects to a Hendrix 4-inch driveshaft on its way to the Hendrix rear end. And because this GTO keeps its fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes w/ABS, there's a touch of practicality in this wild child.
We're told the whole idea behind this custom creation was to have a super-fast car that didn't lose its stock style or comfort. Not only was that done correctly, but in the process, they created a true way to pay tribute to the full GTO line. So if you want to be fast, custom, and properly carry on the GTO tradition, call today!
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