Pontiac G6 GXP Show CarPosted: April 4th, 2006 | Author: admin | Filed under: Concept Cars | Leave a comment »
At the upcoming New York International Auto Show Pontiac will reveal a new G6 GXP coupe show car (Pontiac G6 GXP concept car). The new car concept from PontiacÂ is designed to augment the G6’s sleek styling with a more aggressive appearance and stance.
The new Pontiac GXP show car model will test both media and public reaction before any final decision on production is made. The new G6 GXP car model, a spin-off of the two-door coupe, gets a 270-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 engine along with body mods.
Although the GXP performance series has been very successful in the past, we’ve never attempted to introduce a GXP on our largest volume vehicle and we want to be sure we do it right, said Dennis Maraone, Pontiac product director about the new Pontiac concept vehicle. We believe the package of exterior, interior and performance enhancements we’ve put together on the Pontiac G6 GXP show car should appeal to 2+2 coupe enthusiasts.
Powering the coupe concept is a modified 3.9-liter V6 engine with a six-speed manual transmission. Engine performance is augmented by tweaking the variable valve timing system, linking a ram air induction system with K&N air filter to a cat-back free flowing exhaust which boosts engine output to 270 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. This is definitely a step up from current G6 GTP models, which sports the same motor, but only tuned for 240 maximum horsepower.