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It took me 5 weeks to get this car from the US , but boy was it worth the wait .

This car is fantastic .

Its the 2005 GTO from GMP , so as you would expect it is very nicely done . Overall detail and quality is very good , with such items as individual bonnet struts to hold it up , metal grilles , very nicely done brakes & calipers and beautiful crisply moulded wheels .

Interior and trunk are both carpeted and nicely done and the paintwork is a lovely deep black which will come up even better once its had a coat of wax .
GMP are a brand which I can see me adding more of this year as they do some beautiful cars , and this GTO is one of them .

A very highly recommended model car :cheers

Pontiac GTO
The '05 GTO packs 400 horsepower (295 kw) - up from 350 horses (261 kw) - and 395 lb.-ft. of torque (546 Nm), up from 365 lb.-ft. (495 Nm). Transmission choices are the same as the '04 model's: The Hydra-Matic 4L60-E four-speed automatic is standard and the Tremec six-speed manual is optional. GTO's more powerful engine should lower the 0-60 time to less than 5 seconds.

Enthusiasts will immediately spot the brawnier '05 GTO, thanks to new badging and a revised rear fascia that incorporates a new dual-exhaust system - it splits the GTO's two outlets, routing them to opposite sides of the rear fascia. The exhaust tips are polished for a more refined appearance.

Also available is a new hood design incorporating a pair of stylish air scoops. The scoops draw fresh air in to the GTO's engine compartment.

The badges identifying the '05 GTO's bigger V-8 include a "6.0" badge on the trunk lid and revised "GTO" fender badges, which now incorporate "6.0 Litre" designations. The original 1964 GTO also wore "6.0 Litre" fender badges, but at a time when almost every other American manufacturer referenced engine size in cubic inches.

Along with the GTO's power increase comes improved braking performance from larger brake rotors, calipers and pads. The calipers are painted red and the front calipers feature the GTO logo.

Additional changes to the '05 GTO include two new colors (blue and grey), as well as driver foot rest. A line of regular production accessories (RPAs) based on the 2004 GTO Performance Plus SEMA concept vehicle is scheduled for start-of-production availability. The accessories include a tall rear spoiler, front and rear fascia extensions, rocker molding extensions and grille inserts. As part of GM's RPA program, the accessories can be ordered and installed on the vehicle prior to delivery.

Compared to the Gen III-based LS1, the 2005 GTO's LS2 V-8 incorporates several significant changes to help improve performance. The block is an all-new casting with cylinder bores measuring 4.00 inches (101.6 mm) in diameter. The cylinder heads and camshaft are revised, too, to deliver the airflow necessary to complement the engine's larger displacement.
The new GTO is a contemporary performer. Its traits include impressive cornering abilities, a smooth ride and surprising comfort. The drivetrain rides on a 109.8-inch (279-cm) wheelbase, with a low stance that enhances the wide-track feel behind the wheel. The front track measures 61.4 inches (156 cm) and the rear track is 62.1 inches (158 cm) wide.

The fully independent suspension features MacPherson struts in front and a semi-trailing arm design in the rear, with specially tuned strut valving and spring rates. Direct-acting stabilizer bars and a variable ratio power steering system also are tuned to provide a sporty feel and increased driver feedback. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels and performance tires are matched to the performance-tuned suspension. Traction control and a limited slip differential also come standard.

The GTO's premium interior is accented by a harmonious blend of details, complementing its dynamic driving experience. All-leather seating, as well as a leather-covered steering wheel and shifter knob, immediately conveys luxury, while items such as stainless steel sill plates, metallic-look steering wheel styling, satin nickel-look accent trim, and racing-inspired drilled metallic pedals add sportiness to the environment.

The front and rear sports seats are configured in a traditional 2+2 configuration, with side bolsters and the "GTO" name embroidered on the front seats. Interior seat and trim colors may be coordinated to the exterior color, with red, blue, purple and black interiors available. This splash of color extends from the seats to the door inserts to the lower part of the instrument panel to the gauge cluster.
 

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I got one in my hand in early-December....and Man! That car is Fine!!!!!!

...and very heavy too (as I remember?)

Congratulation!!! You got a beautiful piece! :cheers
 

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Can't go wrong with GMP, Gary - that's impressive
 

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Very nice! I'm not that familiar with the GMP line but am impressed!

Nice catch!!!
Sean
 
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Thanks guys :cheers

To be honest , I almost didnt buy it as I had been looking at the Ertl version , but was told that it wasnt that good .
This one came up at a great price , so I went for the GMP , and Im glad I did....its a fantastic car
 

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The long wait was just to make you appreciate it more :wink

It does look like a great diecast!

Did you email the seller a thank you? :giggle
 
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