Twin-Turbo GTO One of the Nicest Drag-Ready Rides Around

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2004 Pontiac GTO

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.

2004 Pontiac GTO

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.

2004 Pontiac GTO

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth about Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected]

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