Pontiac GTO Gains 15+ Horsepower with K&N's 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake System
The 2004 Pontiac GTO is a coupe that can be compared to the late Firebird, with
the exception of a large spoiler on the trunk. On the inside the 5.7 liter V8
is shared with the Corvette.
K&N Engineering has released a new 69-Series Typhoon Air
for the 2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7L V8. K&N dynamometer tests show a 15.25 horsepower
gain @ 5050 RPM for this intake. "This air intake (69-7200TP)
is designed to use the factory Mass Air Flow Sensor," said K&N Project
Technician Nestor Cabrera. "It uses a special radius filter adapter with a large
volume high flow K&N Air Filter (RC-5138)
to minimize flow restriction and increase horsepower. It also incorporates a
heat shield to keep the filter protected from the rest of the engine room and
ensure that it gets cool fresh air."
Air Intake System for 2004 PONTIAC GTO
The K&N Filter in this kit (69-7200TP)
is specially designed for the Pontiac GTO engine. "Engineers took into account
the air flow requirements, location and space," said Cabrera. "We also used a
chrome top for added looks."
With all K&N 69-Series Typhoon Air Intakes there is a thorough development
procedure which requires the use of multiple vehicles to ensure that the horsepower gain we show is typical, said Cabrera. "There is a lot of
testing that the K&N intake goes through before it if finalized for production," he
said. "We were able to locate the cars we needed for testing through our car
database on our website."
The vehicle design played a major role in the development and design of this
69-Series Kit (69-7200TP).
"Special care was taken to ensure that the intake system followed the lines on
the vehicle and that it did not obstruct or rub against other parts in the
engine compartment," said Cabrera. "We took the design of the vehicle into
account so that there was symmetry between the intake kit and the engine
compartment ensuring that all stock covers could be re-used."
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