Bangshift takes a hard look at the car everyone loves to hate: The very limited run 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2.
Visually, the Grand Prix 2+2 looked decent enough. But that’s where the niceties end…unlike it’s G-body stablemates, the hot rodded Grand Prix was about as limp as they got. It wasn’t going to be anywhere near the turbo Regals or the decently snotty 442, but it wasn’t even on-par with the Monte Carlo SS’s 190 horsepower. The 2+2 made do with a 165 horsepower turd of a 305 hooked to the four-speed automatic and routed back to a standard GP’s axle ratio. It had absolutely no fangs whatsoever….
In my not-so-humble opinion, Pontiac and GM really dropped the ball by not putting the Firebird Formula’s 350 in this car, and making it a real competitor for the 442 and Grand Nationals of the same time. You can keep the “bubble butt,” though.