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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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How fast?

How fast have you had your new GTO so far? I had mine at 140 mph a couple of weeks ago and a decrepid old granny could have driven it it handled so good. It was turning just at or barely under 4000 rpm's. I noticed it was turning 3000 rpm's at 116 mph last night. Love the way that thing drives. I have a 500 horse 68 camaro with more torque but to get out of it and get into the goat is like a horse and buggy with a temper to a refined stallion.
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don't own any cars but the fastest i have ever gone is 120... on a closed course
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How fast?

I had mine up to 125 on a stretch out to Dekalb. It was empty enough that I probably could have done better, but thoughts of "officer friendly" sitting around the curve kept going thru my head.

You're right on both counts, the engine is really loafing at sub-100 speeds - it can still press you back in the seat very nicely when you accelerate; and even at that speed it still felt like a walk in the park.
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I know the 6-speed tops out somewhere north of 165, but where does the auto top out at...just wondering if it is limited or not.
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I believe the computer stops the car from anything over 165. I don't think it has anything to do with the xmission type.




Saw from your other posts that you went and got an 04 - good for you! There's something to be said for having a "bird in the hand" - you never know what life will bring. Waiting for next years car is sort of like the people that were waiting for them to perfect color television... first it was color, then it was square tubes instead of round, then it was stereo, now its HD... If you wait you'll never get it, there's always something better down the lane.

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I Bought My 04 Impulse Blue Gto 3 Weeks Ago And Don't Regret Waiting On The 05. I've Heard That Impulse Blue Will Not Be Offered As A Color Choice On The 05's.
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The barbados blue is out, but the impulse blue is still good for 05'.
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Well, Impulse Blue is obviously the best color! They certainly wouldnt drop that one!!

By the way, I took the dealers paint chip to the Home Depot and got paint to match - I am in progress of painting the trim of my house impulse Blue.



What? Doesn't everybody? ...did I mention my Impulse Blue "GTO" tatoo?


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Impulse blue IS the hot ticket and that is what mine will be. The interesting thing though is that the GM estimation for color penetration for the 05' is as follows:

Black 20%
Red 20%
Silver 15%
Gray 12%
Yellow 10%
Midnight blue 12%
Impulse blue 10%
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and the last 1% will be pink
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