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How fast is the GTO?

This is a discussion on How fast is the GTO? within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Just when I forgot why I like Sarges posts so much, he goes ahead and reminds me in this thread ...

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    Just when I forgot why I like Sarges posts so much, he goes ahead and reminds me in this thread As stated before with the LS2 as your building block, the GTO can be as bad as you want it to be.

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    the camaro SS's and T/A WS6's weight in around 3400 pounds

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    Well i dunno bout the GTO's being fast...i have beat 2 of them while i was bone stock and both of them were the 400hp ones. The best i seen at the track out of them was a 9.2, kinda disappointing really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairgod
    Well i dunno bout the GTO's being fast...i have beat 2 of them while i was bone stock and both of them were the 400hp ones. The best i seen at the track out of them was a 9.2, kinda disappointing really.
    Are you sure that the others were 400HP Versions? Can it be, that the drivers of the GTO's weren't good? Because official stats say the go 0-60 in 4.6 and a WS6 4.9... i dunno the reality i never seen one of them in Action.

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    I just picked up a '05 GTO and it is very nice! After doing some spirited driving, SOTP tells me that this car has great potential and is already fast enough that merging onto the highway is not a problem.

    Its biggest weakness is that it comes out of the box with poor tires. I have 18" wheels and they come with summer season only tires. They just don't grab as nicely as the performance tires that were on my late Formula. Because it only has 100 miles on the clock I haven't been attempting any hard launches, but I suspect that traction is the first problem that needs to be fixed.

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    yeah i also so the tires & wheels will be a problem on the GTO. the 17" comes with 225!! Thats just 20mm bigger then my wheels on my GTZ! I think with 295 in the Back and maybe 255 in the front the GTO will handle great.
    What wheels are stock on the 18"??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairgod
    Well i dunno bout the GTO's being fast...i have beat 2 of them while i was bone stock and both of them were the 400hp ones. The best i seen at the track out of them was a 9.2, kinda disappointing really.
    You can't quite go by that. Put the same driver in each car and see how it does.

    I got mine down to 13.25(stock) after the 4th time to the track. First time out was a 13.5x and got progressively better. The more seat time really helps. F-Bodies are easy to drive, as that's what I've had for the last 17 years before getting the goat. Takes a little more thought and finesse to launch a goat right.

    There are already a few '05 GTO's running 12.9 completely bone stock. All it takes is a good driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H8machine
    yeah i also so the tires & wheels will be a problem on the GTO. the 17" comes with 225!! Thats just 20mm bigger then my wheels on my GTZ! I think with 295 in the Back and maybe 255 in the front the GTO will handle great.
    What wheels are stock on the 18"??
    On the 18" the tires are 235/40 front and back! I'm not sure why they went wimpy on the tires, but at least that can be solved.

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    Really small for the LOT of performance the engine will produce! But you say it: Can be solved! I think rims, tires & exhaust shall be the first mods for the GTO.

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    Yeah, the tires are a bad match for this car's level of performance. The stock tires want to break loose too easily and they are brand new. Imagine what they will be like when they have some wear.

    However, it is an easy way to get a nice sounding 2->3 chirp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBird
    Yeah, the tires are a bad match for this car's level of performance. The stock tires want to break loose too easily and they are brand new. Imagine what they will be like when they have some wear.

    However, it is an easy way to get a nice sounding 2->3 chirp!

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    Sorry, i'm european. i Dunno understandt what this mean... this chirp.

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    you know, when you shift gears and the tires "Chirp"

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    smoke tires? ^^

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    kinda, but like a "Chirp"

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    hmmm.. the sound when you start moving? Like grating?

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    Grating???

    its like a small and really short burnout when you shift gears

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    Aaah OK! =D Thanks... now i think i know what chirping is. ^^

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    your welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H8machine
    And a Camaro SS or T/A WS6 weight?
    3449lb for a fully loaded all option A4 SS. The GTO comes in at 3787lb.

    The power to weight on the two cars is nearly identical, so it would be a driver's race.

    SS A4 3449/307rwhp = 11.23 lb/rwhp
    GTO M6 3787/338rwhp = 11.20 lb/rwhp

    rwhp = rear wheel horsepower

    307 is what my previous A4 SS dynoed, an M6 should see about 317rwhp. I've yet to dyno the GTO. Most are seeing high 330s with a few freaks getting close to 350rwhp.

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    Ah OK! Thanks for these interesting stats!! I really wondered about the 400HP. I never saw how much from this HP go to the RW! Thanks. But i think stock "your" SS wins because of the bigger tires!

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