lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
hp @ 6300 rpm
hp per liter
(from General Motors
Press Release) Pontiac announced new 2008 Torrent GXP and
2008 G6 GXP models at the North American International Auto Show.
These high-performance variants join the popular Grand Prix GXP and
Solstice GXP models, affirming Pontiac's commitment to progressive
design and balanced performance.
The G6 GXP is available in coupe and sedan models, broadening the G6
lineup with performance and style not typically found in the midsize
segment. G6 GXP models receive a sophisticated, 3.6L DOHC V-6 VVT
that produces approximately 252 horsepower (188 kW) and 251 lb.-ft.
of torque (341 Nm). The engine is backed by a Hydra-Matic 6T70
six-speed automatic transmission and complemented with a
performance-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels and specific exterior
and interior appointments.
The Torrent GXP delivers an exciting, sporting competitor to the SUV
market, with a lowered suspension, 18-inch wheels, unique exterior
appointments and a potent 263-horsepower (196 kW) 3.6L DOHC V-6 VVT/six-speed
automatic powertrain combination that propels the vehicle from 0-60
mph in less than seven seconds.
“Customers have come to equate Pontiac GXP vehicles with an
uncompromising balance of performance, style and comfort,” said John
Larson, Pontiac general manager. “The Torrent GXP and G6 GXP models
deliver on that proven formula, which has made the Grand Prix GXP
and Solstice GXP among the most popular vehicles at Pontiac
The 2008 Torrent GXP and the G6 GXP models are scheduled to arrive
at dealerships in the fall of 2007. Prices have not been announced.
The new, 2008 G6 GXP
performance coupe and sedan bring a new, performance-oriented
dimension to the G6’s broad lineup. They will be available with both
base and Street edition packages.
G6 GXP Street edition models are easily identified by their new
front fascia, which features new fog lamps and braided polished
stainless steel upper and outboard lower grille inserts with chrome
surrounds on the upper grille sections leading to a revised hood
with scoops. New body side rocker moldings lead to a redesigned rear
fascia with two exhaust openings. Chrome, dual-wall tips exit
through the openings. A rear spoiler also is part of the GXP
package, but is specific to either the coupe or sedan; the coupe
model receives a larger, more aggressive “hammerhead” spoiler. GXP-specific
18-inch wheels are also standard in the Street edition package.
All G6 GXP models are powered by GM Powertrain’s 3.6L V-6 with
variable valve timing. It is rated at 252 horsepower (188 kW) at
6300 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque (341 Nm) at 3200 rpm. The engine
is a state-of-the-art, DOHC powerplant that uses full four-cam
phasing, rapid date processing and torque-based engine management to
optimize power, economy and emissions performance.
The 3.6-liter V-6 VVT engine is mated to a new Hydra-Matic 6T70
electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission. It is an
advanced transmission with state-of-the-art clutch-to-clutch shift
operation, designed for high-performance front-wheel drive
applications. Clutch-to-clutch operation allows for reduced
complexity and compact packaging. The six-speed automatic improves
vehicle performance up to 8 percent and increases fuel economy up to
4 percent over current front-wheel-drive four-speed automatics.
G6 GXP models have sporty, driver-oriented interiors with refined
controls and instrument layouts. Standard features include highly
bolstered, body-hugging seats, tilt/telescopic steering wheel,
racing-style gauges with true-red LED instrument backlighting,
automatic climate control, power windows, power door locks, power
mirrors, AM/FM/CD player, variable intermittent wipers, tachometer
and theft-deterrent system. Available items include power adjustable
pedals, six-way power seats, heated seats, leather seating surfaces,
in-dash six-CD changers and remote vehicle start. GXP-specific
leather-appointed seating with two-tone inserts is available.
On the road, the G6 GXP coupe and sedan deliver the type of
responsive ride and handling characteristics expected from Pontiac's
performance series. They are equipped with GXP-specific sport-tuned
suspensions, as well as GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability
control system as standard equipment.
The front suspension uses a MacPherson strut design, with aluminum
lower control arms and a direct-acting stabilizer bar. Suspension
components mount to a U-shaped hydroformed chassis cradle. Rubber
mounts isolate the body from the chassis cradle to minimize noise,
vibration and harshness. At the rear, a four-link independent
suspension design uses twin-tube shock absorbers and another direct
acting stabilizer bar, all intended to minimize body roll during
cornering. High-performance braking is an integral part of the G6’s
sporty nature. Large, heavy-duty four-wheel disc brakes provide
excellent stopping power and great fade resistance. Front discs are
vented and the rears are solid. Four-channel ABS is standard.
Base G6 GXP models receive standard 18-inch aluminum alloy painted
flangeless five-spoke wheels, while those opting for the Street
edition will receive a unique 18-inch wheel. Black chrome-finished
18-inch aluminum wheels are also available.