Pontiac Grand Prix – Overview – CarGurus

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Now in its fifth decade of production, the Prix is one of the few enduring Pontiac having surpassed the legendary now in longevity. Despite changes in and engine choices, due mostly to times and external influences, the Prix has retained its performance car evolving over the years a personal luxury cruiser to family car, and back to the racing coupe we see today.

Introduced in 1962 as a large coupe, with engineering from John DeLorean, the Prix helped change the fashion from flashy to simple, with less and trimmings. Its focus was on performance, and it big block V8s that got well the upper 300s for horsepower.

But it also packed in a lot of standard such as cruise control and air that set it apart as not just a racer, but also a personal cruiser. It was an immediate success and a big on the segment. A redesign in the late turned it into more of a coupe, but with better and even more engine

As with all cars, the 1970s some downsizing in bodies and The big boats got smaller and the motors powerful, thanks to the catalytic requirement. Eventually the once Grand Prix coupe down to well below though it didn’t lose any of its luxury trappings, which say were approaching overkill. the loss of street performance, the remained highly popular as an personal tourer.

The Grand Prix took a hit in the 1980s with the demise of the V8. Its smaller body was no longer in with the new growing demand for cars.

Towards the end of the 1980s, the Prix introduced its first to go along with the coupe, and the front-wheel drive market. Its earned it Car of the Year status in and the 1990s brought a gradual to the performance car aspects it had been to minimize for so long.

Powerful V6 engines were joined by the long-lost V8, and both and coupes grew in size to families, while the engines horsepower to accommodate driving New GT and supercharged GTP V8 models, and later the GXP would refocus attention on behind the wheel. As further of its revived performance focus, Prix sedans were all but (except for fleet use mostly), the coupes to tear up the streets.

When the Bonneville was dropped in the Grand Prix became the survivor of Pontiac’s legacy. its iconic name, GM has announced 2008 will be the last for the Grand Prix, marking 47 of a successful run as a high-performing, yet affordable cruiser.

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