2004 Pontiac G6 GXP Concept review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 22 December 2006 , 14:12:07 byEmil

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Pontiac G6 GXP Concept

Pontiac revealed the G6 GXP show vehicle at the 2004 SEMA Show. The concept is powered by a 3.6-liter HO V6 engine that is capable of developing 275 horsepower that are being sent to the wheels through a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. It features an integrated system of chassis and suspension refinements designed to complement the high-performance drive-train, as well as delivering special exterior and interior appointments. The G6 GXP model is very easy to recognize because of its aggressive appearance, with new front and rear fascias. The performance appearance of the vehicle is accentuated by a lowered ride height, which settles the G6 GXP body over a set of 18-inch chromed heels and high-performance tires.

At the 2004 SEMA Show Pontiac unveiled a G6 GXP show vehicle, hinting at a possible high-performance direction for the new sports sedan. The G6 GXP concept is powered by a 3.6-liter HO V-6 producing 275 horsepower and backed by a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission.

As with the production models of the Bonneville GXP and Grand Prix GXP, the new G6 GXP show vehicle carries more than just a higher dose of horsepower. It features an integrated system of chassis and suspension refinements designed to complement the high-performance drivetrain, as well as delivering distinguishing exterior and interior appointments. The elements create a sophisticated, exciting package that underscores Pontiac 's commitment to a lineup of balanced performance vehicles.

Although just a concept, the G6 GXP will be used to gauge opinions about the viability of a high-performance version of the new G6. Similar clinic testing with the Bonneville GXP and Grand Prix GXP concepts resulted in green lights for production.

The G6 GXP concept's elements include:

3.6-liter HO V-6 with 275 horsepower

F40 six-speed manual transmission

GM Performance Parts "cat-back" exhaust with bright tips

GXP-specific front and rear fascias, rocker moldings

GXP-signature chromed grille trim

Bilstein shocks

Chromed production wheels and performance tires

The G6 GXP show vehicle is instantly identified by its aggressive appearance, with new front and rear fascias that give the vehicle a "tightly wrapped" look. The vehicle's performance appearance is accented by a lowered ride height, which settles the G6 GXP body over a set of chromed 18-inch wheels and performance tires.