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      01-06-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
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If GT = Gran Turismo, what does GTO = ??

If GT = Gran Turismo, what does GTO stand for??
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      01-06-2008, 09:40 AM   #2
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I thought that when i t came to cars GT = Grand Touring. IE: Bentley Continental GT.
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Gran turismo and grand touring mean the same thing I thought.

A grand tourer is a specific type of car. Similar to a 6er or a bentley cgt. Fast, and mildly sporty, but mainly for cruising in style.

Then it can be applied to other things, forms of racing, special edition cars, etc.
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Usualy its a normal car with some tuning stuff and a bigger engine. Almost all marks have a GT. The style was first seen by VW with their tuned and wery succesfull GTI model. Factory tuned normal car.
At least in EU it is so. I have seen the Ford GT. A monster looking like something from the past with GT on the back.
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"The GTO was the brainchild of Pontiac engineer Russell Gee, an engine specialist, and Pontiac chief engineer John De Lorean...The name, which was DeLorean's idea, was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, the highly successful race car. It is an acronym for Gran Turismo Omologato, Italian for homologated for racing in the GT class. The name drew protest from purists, who considered it close to sacrilege."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_GTO
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If GT = Gran Turismo, what does GTO stand for??

Gran Turismo Online?!?!? hehe
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