Enhancements are numerous, including a 270-horsepower 3.9-liter V6 pushing 259 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Among items that would likely be dropped prior to production are a ram air induction system and a cat-back exhaust system. The G6’s GXP treatment also features 19-inch wheels, cross-drilled performance rotors, and a performance-tuned suspension.
Besides what’s under the skin are the changes more readily apparent. The exterior has been tweaked with a lower, more aggressive front fascia, dual hood scoops, 19-inch alloy wheels, and chrome exhaust pipes. Side skirts and a rather large rear spoiler round out the add-ons. Interior changes are relatively minor, except for the red trim and red leather seats and door panels.
Pontiac is waiting to announce if and when the G6 GXP coupe would be produced, though given the success of other GXP models and the current G6 coupe’s snoozy demeanor, we’d bet this one will eventually get the go-ahead.
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