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Cars > Challenges > “"Bud"” Vs “"The GTP by SLP!"”

 

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M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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M–33
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

“"Bud"”

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTX

“"The GTP by SLP!"”

 
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About “"Bud"”

In late 2005, I decided that I didn't want to subject my '66 Corvair daily driver to another winter of Pennsylvania road salt. Its floors had virtually no rust, just a little surface rust, and I wanted to keep it that way! GM was having one of its rebate promos, so I checked into how much a Cobalt would cost. The local dealers (I have three within 10 minutes!) all came in too high, but there was one about ten miles away that quoted me a price that was just too good to pass up. They pitched me the SS, with the equipment I wanted, cheaper than one of the other dealers quoted me on am LT!
I call it "Bud" because I'm a big NASCAR fan, especially the Earnhardts. Dale Earnhardt was, is, and always will be THE MAN! Dale, Jr. is currently my driver, because, after all, he is his father's son. Now, at the time, JR. drove a red Chevy SS with "Bud" painted across the hood. What else am I going to call MY red Chevy SS? (I have no plans to repaint it in his current colors!)
And for all you other NASCAR fans out there, I'm open to guesses as to what Bud's license plate "BOOG8Y 3" means.

About “"The GTP by SLP!"”

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Specs for “"Bud"”

171 H.P. Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder.
5-speed Transaxle.
0-60: About 7.5 seconds (official Timex wristwatch timing!)
Top Speed: I've had it up to an indicated 130, but I ran out of road. It still had some left in it.

Specs for “"The GTP by SLP!"”

275 Horsepower with 300 ft/lb's of Torque
[231 cubic inch, OHV 3.8 LITER 6-cylinder]

---FACTORY specifications---

POWERTRAIN:
- 3.8 SUPERCHARGED V6
- 4-speed Auto Transmission
- 225/60/R16 Peformance Tires
- 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
- Full Function Traction Control
- Variable Effort Steering

SAFETY/SECURITY:
- Dual Frontal Air Bags
- 4-Wheel Power Antilock Brakes
- Power Doorlocks/Windows
- Daytime Running Lamps
- Front & Rear Outboard Lap & Shoulder Belts
- Theft Deterrent System
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Pass-Key III Theft Deterrent System

EXTERIOR:
- 'SILVERMIST METALLIC' Paint
- Integrated Fog Lamps
- 16" Aluminum Wheels
- Spoiler, Rear Decklid
- Dual Exhaust Outlets
- Twin Post Power Mirrors

INTERIOR:
- 'CHARCOAL GRAY' Leather
- Digital, Dual Zone Climate Control
- Gauges-Full Cluster Including Tach
- AM/FM Stereo CD with Equalizer
- Leather Steering Wheel w/ Radio Controls
- Heads-Up Display/Premium Lighting
- Reclining Sport Bucket Seats
- Power Driver Seat and Lumbar
- Cruise Control/Trip Computer

 

Factory Options for “"Bud"”

SS Equipment package.(includes 171 HP. Ecotec 4-cylinder Engine, 5-speed manual Transaxle, Sport Front and Rear Facia,
Power Windows and Door Locks, Body Color Rear-View Mirrors
Driving Lights, Remote Trunk Release, Carpeted Floor Mats, Multi-Function Trip Computer, 17" Polished Alloy Wheels, 4- Wheel Disc Brakes)
Victory Red paint.
Charcoal Leather interior.
Heated seats.
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Power Sunroof

Factory Options for “"The GTP by SLP!"”

***** "GTP package"
- FE3 suspension
- Leather Seating Surfaces
- Heated Driver Seat
- Power Glass Sunroof

"GTX" Modifications done by SLP (factory installed):



>>> "The GRAND PRIX GTX" is only MISSING the following options:

-BOSE Premium Sound System
-6-CD Changer (in trunk)
-Engine Block Heater

 

Mods for “"Bud"”

None (Yet...) except a set of Falken tires - it used to corner well, now it handles like a go-kart!
I'm planning Silver Chevelle SS-style stripes and full window tint next summer.

Mods for “"The GTP by SLP!"”

NON YET!

You'll SEE : )

 

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