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PONTIAC GTO Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 6
First production year: 1964
Engines: Gasoline
 

2003 - 2006

The resurrection of the Pontiac GTO nameplate came in 2003. It wasn't a completely new car, but a carried-over Holden Monaro brought to the U.S. market from Australia. Pontiac fans cried for a revival of the GTO ever since the old muscle car was cut down from the production line in 1974. After 18 years, Bob Lutz (former chairman of the GM) announced that a new generation will come soon. ...

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gasoline engines:

  PONTIAC GTO 5.7 V8 6MT (350 HP)

  PONTIAC GTO 6.0 V8 6MT (400 HP)

1970 - 1974

Unlike the 1964 model, when the GTO was an option package, in 1970, it was a specific model, and it showed it not only on the outside but also on the drag-strip where it was a fierce contender. Designed to rule the muscle car arena, the GTO was still considered THE muscle car of all kinds. It offered enough to win almost any kind of drag race, but the rest was up to the driver. The outsid...

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gasoline engines:

  PONTIAC GTO 6.5 V8

  PONTIAC GTO 7.5 V8

1968 - 1970

The second generation of the Pontiac GTO was praised by the automotive press as “an engineering marvel of its times”. It was powerful and looked great. It was a true muscle car. The godfather of the GTO, Jim Wangers, worked for the Pontiac Motor Division PR agency and found a loop in the company's policy to offer powerful engines. So, the 400 cu-in engine was offered as an option for the...

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  PONTIAC GTO 6.5 V8

1967 - 1968

Considered the first muscle car, the Pontiac GTO is one of the most famous cars ever produced. Nicknamed the “Goat”, the GTO was built by a GM’s special division and was manufactured between 1964 and 1974, 10 years of great success. If wondering where the GTO nameplate came from, the Goat was actually intended for racing and the name was inspired from the Ferrari GTO. As for the younge...

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1965 - 1968

The Pontiac GTO is regarded as the first muscle car ever build, being manufactured until 2006 although the production was stopped between 1974 and 2004. The first model of the car was powered by a 6.4 V8 engine based on a carburetor which could produce a maximum power of 375 horsepower and a top speed of 120 mph. Combined with a 3-speed manual transmission and a rear wheel drive system, the GTO ...

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1964 - 1965

While in the beginning was just a package for the Tempest, the Pontiac GTO became one of the most notorious cars built by the GM-owned brand and a famed muscle car. Some would say that it was the first muscle car. The Tempest LeMans GTO was available in thee body options and, while the hero’s of the drag-strips were the closed body ones, the convertible was also a star on the streets. It cou...

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