2002 Pontiac Grand Prix G-Force Concept


2002 Pontiac Grand Prix G-Force Concept

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix G-Force Concept

The Grand Prix G-Force gets its name from its impressive handling credentials. G-Force takes the Grand Prix Wide Track Handling system to a higher level with a chassis, wheel and tire configuration designed to achieve .85G of lateral acceleration force, and reach a top speed of 155 mph.

G-Force melds it design to a chassis known for its precise handling and control characteristics and a 280 x 2 supercharged engine (280 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque). Large Z speed-rated tires set the tone for vehicle performance while 19-inch open spoke wheels highlight performance oriented features like aluminum brake calipers and cross-drilled rotors.

The interior of the Grand Prix G-Force was designed around the driver to enhance the feel of control and increase comfort. Color, texture and design are combined with the traditional Pontiac driver’s cockpit environment to blend the needs of a performance coupe with the style and comfort of a touring sedan. Taking Pontiac’s trademark cockpit driver orientation a step further, G-Force includes a center panel angled toward the driver and features a novel approach to 2+2 seating that uses race-inspired oversized bucket seats with integrated headrests to combine comfort and functionality.

Adding control to G-Force is the manually controlled automatic transmission. Touch Activated Controls, or TACshift, resemble Formula 1 race cars by putting gear-shifting controls within easy visual and tactile reach. Through TACshift, the driver can shift faster than an automatic transmission, which increases control and the driving experience.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineCast Iron, 3800 Series II V6
positionFront
aspirationSupercharged
displacement3791 cc / 231.3 in³
bore96 mm / 3.78 in
stroke86 mm / 3.39 in
compression8.5:1
power208.8 kw / 280.0 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output73.86 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque379.63 nm / 280.0 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
redline6000
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
gear ratios:1