GTO models equipped with the unique $3,200 Sport Appearance Package (SAP – shown here) came equipped with a more aggressive front fascia, lower valance, recessed grille insert, rocker extensions, a custom high spoiler, a rear fascia extension, and deep-sounding mufflers with dual chrome exhaust outlets. The kit could only be dealer-installed on Phantom Black, Torrid Red, or QuickSilver cars, although the kit was available in primer as a standalone accessory
Besides sporting the LS2 engine/drivetrain from the C6 Corvette, the 2005 and 2005 models are significantly improved over the 2004 models. The brakes are now 12.6″ compared to 2004’s 11.7″. The LS2 features DBW, replacing the throttle cable on LS1 cars. The new DBW system allows for an updated traction control system that is less sensitive and no longer intervenes with the annoying throttle “kick-back”
Pontiac also made changes to reduce wheel hop on 2005+ models, as this was a serious problem on the 2004 models (although many owners claim the issue still persists. The aftermarket offers many solutions). In addition, 2005-2006 cars have reinforced driveshafts, ring-and-pinions, and CV joints. The exhaust system now features a dual exit out the rear bumper (instead of single exit)
Key Model Year Changes:
Final year of the GTO
First and only year of the smoked tail lights
Steering wheel buttons are now illuminated
The door lock button is relocated to the center console
First and only year of the optional “Smoker’s Package” that added a second 12V power outlet
Power seats now operate at a higher speed
11k original miles
Factory SAP car
3rd owner – bought @ 4k miles
Interior was originally all black
Factory red interior panels were swapped in
The original black interior panels are available in mint condition
BA shorty headers, Corsa exhaust, K&N CAI. Dyno tuned
Coilovers, MGW shifter w/ stock knob, and JHP dash gauges
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
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