Twin-Turbo GTO One of the Nicest Drag-Ready Rides Around
With 1,000 horsepower this 2004 GTO is fast, but it’ll be up to the next owner to find out how fast.
The turn of the millennium may have been the last gasp for Pontiac, but at least the decade gave us two badass cars adorned with the red arrowhead to wash away the lack of “excitement” the brand tried to sell near the end. The G8 delivered Aussie-style high-performance in a sedan package, while the GTO brought the thunder from down under in two-door form.
And speaking of the new age GTO, we were looking through the LS1Tech Marketplace recently (and you should, too) for cool cars to feature when we happened upon this insane and super-nice 2004 GTO up for sale.
Owned by LS1Tech member 04gtoowner (who may need to change his username upon selling his ride), this dark sky blue GTO is a true terror on the streets of Macomb, Michigan.
The big reason for this GTO’s hairiness is due to its 441 cubic-inch LSX, which delivers over 1,000 horsepower at 16 lbs of boost with the help of a pair of big turbos flanking the big-displacement block. All of that power hits the rear Hoosiers through a beefed-up 4L80E automatic transmission and the 8.8-inch rear axle with independent rear suspension.
If the sound of the LSX isn’t enough for you, the owner says he replaced every speaker on the well-appointed interior, as well as dropped in a Pioneer double-DIN head unit, and a pair of eight-inch subwoofers in the trunk. We still think the twin-turbo LSX is more than enough music, though.
The owner adds that he’s never driven this beastly GTO in the rain or snow, nor has he ever taken it to the track. We understand the weather, but we can only hope its new owner gives the GTO the proper exercise on the quarter-mile it was built to destroy.