2004 Ponitac GTO Just take a look at it. Wait a sec, it looks nothing like the original. Oh...that's because it's been 30 years since the last original rolled off the assembly line. Coming late this year, the GTO will be back with new lines and a fire-breathing LS1 under the hood. It's based on the Austrailian GM Holden Monaro. The V8 is rated at 340hp/360lb-ft torque. Most articles suggest that the 6-speed equipped GTO will do 0-60 in under 6 seconds, quarter mile in 14 sec @ 105 mph, and has a top speed of 160 mph. Seems like all the cars I showcase have 18" wheels...well surprise surprise, so does the GTO. There's also a 10 speaker stereo (probably Bose ). I'd like to say that I am glad Pontiac is breaking out of the V6 department and bringing back the muscle car (even if it looks like a Grand Am ).