2008 Pontiac Torrent GXP

Pontiac is juicing up its mid-size crossover by giving it a massively more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 and other performance-related goodies

Pontiac, the brand that gave us the GTO in 1964 and officially launched the muscle car era, knows that adding a dose of horsepower to an otherwise ho-hum vehicle can have a transformative effect. A nothing-special 326 LeMans can become a Tri-Power 389 GTO.

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