2005 Pontiac GTO – Now in the 2nd year of the 5th generation GTO, Pontiac continued with the standard hood scoops, split rear exhaust pipes with a revised rear fascia, and late in 2005, optional 18 inch (45.7 cm) wheels. The major change for 2005 was the replacement of the LS1 engine with the LS2 engine. This 5,967 cc (364.1 cu in) engine had increased power and torque of 400 hp (300 kW) with 400 lb⋅ft (542 N⋅m) respectively. Other changes included larger front rotors and caliper hardware from the Corvette, strengthened drivetrain with the addition of a driveshaft with larger “giubos” and a larger differential flange, as well as revised half-shafts. Dashboard gauge graphics were revised. The optional dealer-installed Sport Appearance Package became available and differed visually by having a different lower rear fascia, aftermarket mufflers with quad chrome exhaust tips, revised spoiler and front lower fascia extension, recessed grilles, and revised rocker panels. This package was available from GM as an accessory in red, silver, black, or primer for other color cars. Production amounted to 11,069 cars due in part to a shortened model year. Barbados Blue and Cosmos Purple were dropped for the year, but Cyclone Grey and Midnight Blue Metallic were added. Customers also had the option to order their GTO without hood scoops (RPO code BZJ), though only 24 cars were produced with such an option. With an improved powerplant, GM claimed the car to be capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.7 seconds and a 13.0 second quarter mile time.
While all the above information you just read is impressive, the base stats pale in comparison to this GTO! This beautiful Pontiac is offered in the first year Cyclone Gray Metallic mentioned above and is in excellent condition both inside and out. That’s all there is to say regarding the cosmetics and we know you’re anxious to get to the mechanics on this Pontiac. To start, this GTO has under 74k miles from new and many of those miles were clocked before the upgrades were completed in 2010 (apprx 55k miles). The included photos will answers all the particulars on the $10k in upgrades installed that set this GTO apart from all others you will find. In addition to those receipts shown, we also recently installed a new clutch. We are aware that you can buy a base model 2004-2006 with more miles and more wear for slightly less money. If you are seeking a vehicle like our GTO for those prices, plan to keep walking outside to your empty garage. This GTO combines all the luxury you need for daily driving during the week and all the horsepower you need to play with the big boys on the weekends. A list of factory options and upgrades includes; Stroked LS2 w/LS3 Heads (500hp+), 6 Speed Transmission, A/C, Airbags, Alarm, ABS Brakes, Center Console Storage, Cruise Control, Cloth Floormats, Fog Lights, Keyless Entry, Owners Manuals, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Power Seats, Rear Window Defrost, AM/FM/DVD/CD Changer, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Traction Control, Tire Tools, Spare Tire, 18″ Alloy Wheels, and thick Nitto ZR-rated Tires! Come take a test drive and we can guarantee there will be no comparison to others on the market.