Pontiac’s GTO marque dates back to 1963. As a matter of fact, Pontiac is known to be one of the first advocates of muscle cars. The GTO marque was discontinued in 1974, and wasn’t restarted until 2003 with the fifth generation GTO which was actually a re-badged Holden Monaro, nevertheless it came with the proper V8 engine of either 5.7L (347ci) or 6.0L (366ci). Our subject vehicle is a 2005 Pontiac GTO ProCharger, with only 32,275 miles on the clock and available in Connecticut. It’s got quite a few tasty upgrades under the hood, making it quite a beast.
This 2005 Pontiac GTO ProCharger is owned by an enthusiast, the modifications done to the vehicle are a testament to that. First off, the car is coated in a flashy red color reminiscent of the first-generation Pontiac GTO. Its front shoes are a pair of 5-spoke chrome wheels with red Wilwood brake calipers hiding behind. The rear sports a pair of black 5-spoke Race Star wheels. Stopping power is courtesy of all around Wilwood disc brakes. The interior is upgraded with GTO stitched bucket seats. Protecting the occupants from any mishap during exhilarating speeds is a roll cage painted in black. Translating the drivers’ steering commands is a 4-spoke Pontiac steering wheel in silver and black whilst the dials behind it are in red, matching the exterior of the car. Whilst the rear seats are present, the roll cage and bracing mean that they cannot accept passengers anymore.
Now on to the best parts about the car, this car was bought and built for one thing only, performance. As such, the host of upgrades that this 2005 Pontiac GTO Procharger had undergone is sure to leave many an exotic or performance car biting the dust. The car is equipped with the original 6.0L LS2 motor and mated to a 4L80 automatic transmission from GM. The aforementioned upgrades are a RHS engine block with a Callies DragonSlayer crankshaft along with a Manley HD connecting rods, custom Wiseco forged pistons, Clevite bearings, all block clearing measuring, block, and rotating assembly prep work. Keeping the car steady are coil-over shocks, sway bars and bushings. The intake manifold is sourced from an LS7 motor, with a custom grind camshaft and solid roller lifters. ETP heads are from Jessel Rockers. Add the cream of the upgrades, which is an upgraded turbocharger from ProCharger with a ProCharger Race BOV to announce your entry.