Even in its under-$20,000 base form, the Pontiac Grand Prix four-door looks like a sport sedan. But it remains for the top-of-the-line GTP model to act like one.
The GTP doesn't settle for the 175- or 200-horsepower V-6s found in the downmarket SE and GT coupes and sedans. It uses a supercharged, 240-horse V-6 that squeals wheels out of the chute even with the traction control engaged.
Rapid acceleration is only part of the reason the GTP got an athletic scholarship. A special sport suspension and performance tires the width of Godzilla's footprint take the car's handling to another level.
Suffice it to say that the GTP is a fast car that exhibits excellent composure and tire adhesion in the corners. It is no mean feat to extract this much driving fun from a practical, roomy, well-equipped midsize sedan with a base price of $24,310.
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