2006 Pontiac GTO Fact Sheet

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In 2006, the GTO had few changes. The handwriting was on the wall and it would not survive the year. A replacement was considered and even leaked to the media – to appear in 2008, but this did not happen.

General Year Information

On February 21, 2006, Buick-Pontiac-GMC General Manager John Larson announced to dealers that GM would halt imports of the GTO in September, making 2006 the last model year for the 2004-2006 GTO. The Division offered that the current design would not meet new airbag deployment standards for 2007. In actuality, the car was dated and a redesign was not in the cards at Holden. Pontiac was preparing to import the Pontiac G8 in 2008 – a full-size sedan that would be produced by Holden in Australia. The G8, would be a rebadged Holden Commodore sedan.

The final production numbers of the 2006 Pontiac GTO amounted to 13,948 cars, an increase from 11,069 cars from the previous model year. The last Pontiac GTO (the last Monaro-based coupe produced, came off the assembly line in Australia on June 14, 2006. Total production for all three years amounted to 40,808 vehicles.

Models Offered

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Changes for 2006 included revised blacked-out tail lamps, illuminated steering wheel radio controls, faster moving power seat motors, and an interior power door lock switch. All else was carried over from the 2005 car, including the 400 HP LS-2 V-8 along with all drive-line and running gear setups.

Two additional colors were added, Spice Red Metallic and Brazen Orange Metallic, while Midnight Blue Metallic and Yellow Jacket were dropped.


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400 Horsepower LS-2 V-8: Overhead valves. Aluminum block and aluminum heads. Displacement: 6.0L (364 CID). Bore and stroke: 4.00″ x 3.62″. Compression ratio: 10.9:1. Horsepower: 350 @ 5600 RPM. Torque: (manual) 375 @ 4400 RPM; (automatic) 360 @ 4000 RPM. Five main bearings. Hydraulic valve lifters. Camshaft Duration: (excluding ramps) Intake 204°, Exhaust 213°, Lobe Separation 116°, Lift (intake) 0.; 520″; (exhaust) 0.521″. Sequential Fuel Injection

Powertrain Information

    • Six Speed Manual Transmission Ratios: 1st – 2.97:1, 2nd – 2.07:1, 3rd – 1.43:1, 4th 1:1, 5th – 0.84:1, 6th – 0.57:1 Reverse – 3.28:1
    • Automatic Transmission Ratios: 1st – 2.92:1, 2nd – 1.57:1, 3rd – 1:1, 4th 0.71:1  – Reverse – 2.30:1
    • Rear Gear Standard Ratio: 3.46:1

Body Paint Color Codes

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2006 GTO


12 Cyclone Gray
13 Quicksilver
24 Impulse Blue
62 Torrid Red
66 Brazen Orange
71 Spice Red
80 Phantom Black

2006 Pontiac GTO
Current Market Values


Comfort and Convenience

    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel Standard
    • Audio controls on steering wheel Standard
    • Speed-proportional power steering Standard
    • Cruise control Standard
    • Front cup holders Standard
    • Front door pockets Standard
    • Front seat back storage Standard
    • Remote trunk release Standard
    • Retained accessory power Standard
    • Leather steering wheel Standard
    • Single zone front air conditioning Standard
    • Rear ventilation ducts Standard
    • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors Standard
    • Rear floor mats Standard
    • Trunk light Standard
    • Leather trim on center console Standard
    • Alloy and leather trim on doors Standard
    • Leather trim on shift knob Standard
    • Front reading lights Standard
    • AM/FM stereo Standard
    • Blaupunkt premium brand stereo system Standard

Related Document

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2006 Pontiac GTO Brochure

2006 Pontiac GTO Information Card

No Back in the Day road tests appear to exist for the 2006 GTO. Please see the 2005 GTO tests HERE


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Chassis Features

    • Wheelbase:  109.8 inches
    • Overall length:  188.98 inches
    • Front track: 61.8 inches
    • Rear track: 62.1 inches
    • Width: 72.44 inches.
    • Height: 55.12 inches.
    • Weight: 3,791 lbs.
    • Standard tires: P245/45 R17
    • Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 inches
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