Pontiac hopes that the GXP model makes a greater impression than the standard Torrent, which is noteworthy only for being the replacement to the lovable punching bag that was the Aztec. Outfitting the Torrent in GXP trim will get you a more powerful 3.6-liter powerplant good for 263 horsepower. Attached to a six-speed transmission, the engine provides enough juice for a decent 0-60 mph time of 6.9 seconds. The Torrent GXP also features a lowered suspension and 18″ aluminum wheels.
To complete the sporty look, Pontiac has revised the front and rear fascias and added a collection of cooling inlets along the hood. Some chrome from the company parts bin, including door handles and dual exhaust tips, round out the GXP package. The Torrent GXP will be at dealerships in the fall of 2007.