Lingenfelter Performance Engineering invites us behind the curtain once again to revel in the magnificence of another rare performance car within the Lingenfelter Collection: the 2006 Pontiac GTO RA6.
Here, “RA6” stands for “Ram Air 6th generation,” and the car – originally a 2004 concept from Kip Wasenko and the GM Performance Division – was meant to recall the classic Pontiac GTO Judge from 1969 to 1971 in a more modern package. Sadly, the bean-counters deemed the Pontiac GTO RA6 too cool for production.
Fortunately, after the concept came and went, Anthem Motors took the same basic design and actually built it. That is what we see in this video, and you can rest assured that the 2006 Pontiac GTO RA6’s performance is every bit as good as its looks. Under the bonnet lurks a Stage 3 twin-turbo Katech 402 engine, good for a jaw-dropping 750 horsepower. It’s kept aloft by a Pedders RA6 Extreme suspension setup, and features a Corvette C6 Z06 brake kit and 20-inch wheels from CCW, among other go-fast bits.
Upon visiting Anthem Motors in 2007, Kip Wasenko was reportedly so impressed with what he saw that he signed his name to the glovebox and engine compartment.
For the full rundown on the 2006 Pontiac GTO RA6 Custom Coupe, be sure to watch the video above.