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Cars > Challenges > “1QWKMERC” Vs “The People Eater”


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NY, Bayside
United States

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Linden, Michigan
United States


2003 Mercury Marauder 300A


2004 Pontiac GTO 6-speed

“The People Eater”

Photo of: 2003 Mercury Marauder
Photo of: 2004 Pontiac GTO

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About “1QWKMERC”

1 of only 7094 Black Marauder's made in 03.
Mine was Built May of 2002

About “The People Eater”

Made by Holden in Australia. I waited 10 years for a car to finally come out that could replace my Supercoupe. I wasn't crazy about the color, and I'm not happy that the dealer put the "sport appearance package" on the car. But none of that matters - the way it drives is so much more important than looks.


Specs for “1QWKMERC”

4.6L 32V Intech DOHC V-8.
Factory has the Power ratings at 302HP and 318TQ

241RWHP & 262RWTQ
293RWHP & 312RWTQ

Specs for “The People Eater”

Stock LS1 350HP ~ 300RWHP 13.6 @ 103MPH
With the supercharger - 420RWHP 12.6 @ 111MPH

1 of 15,740 2004 GTO's
1 of 700 Cosmos Purple GTO's
1 of 377 6-speed Cosmos GTO's


Factory Options for “1QWKMERC”

Early 03 Marauder's were available with only 2 options, The 6 CD changer and a Trunk organizer. My Marauder has neither

Factory Options for “The People Eater”

Cosmos Purple Metallic paint.
6-speed manual trans, T-56.
Dealer installed Sport Appearance Package (slowly being removed and replaced with more subtle components.)
There were no other options for the 2004 GTO.


Mods for “1QWKMERC”

FMS 4.10 gears
PHP intake spacer
PHP cold air induction
Steeda underdrive pulleys
Cherry Bomb Vortex mufflers
Res-delete tips
Cross-drill and slotted rotors
PI Stallion 3K stall convertor
Accufab 60MM Throttle body
Metco carbon fiber intake tube
SCT dyno tuning by Powersurge Performance
Denso IT-20 Iridium plugs
180 stat
J-Mod shift kit
Car was dynoed at 293RWHP and 312RWTQ
S55 Style painted tail lights
Gods head trunk lid emblem
Rear Spoiler
SS inserts
Mach 1 chin spoiler
Gods head engine plate
Red painted calipers
15% tint all around.

Mods for “The People Eater”

Darker tail lamps from the Australian CV8-R version of the car.
2005 GTO brakes.
GMM Ripshifter.
Used Magnacharger kit.
Vecor Motorsports tune.
Custom A-pillar pod with Aeroforce Scangage.
Harrop Rear Differential Cover.
OEM 2005 GTO exhaust
2005 GTO rear fascia
RK Sport rear wing
Lingefelter 255 fuel pump upgrade
Kook's 1 3/4" long tube headers with Convertors
Patriot Gold dual valve springs
Autometer Sport Comp II Fuel pressure and Boost gauges in Banshee center gauge pod

Up next;
Flowtech blower cam.


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