The Aurora was introduced in 1994 as a 1995 model, as a delayed replacement for the Toronado. This platform was known as the G-body. Sporting the revolutionary Aurora V8, this car gained a following rather quickly. This engine was 4.0L in size, had dual overhead cams, and made 250hp. Inside, the dashboard wrapped around into the doors. Outside, the body shape was revolutionary. This generation lasted through the 1999 model year.
There were no Auroras sold for the 2000 model year. The new generation of Aurora rolled out for 2001, which was trimmed down with a less bulky appearance. This time around you could also get the Olds 3.5L V6 which itself was a shortened Aurora V8. 2003 was the last year for the Aurora, as Oldsmobile was readying to shut its doors. The last 500 copies got ‘Final 500’ trim which included a special deep red paint color, special wheels and special badging.
F/R Track Width: 62.3″/62.3″
Overall Length: 199.3″
Overall Width: 72.9″
Overall Height: 56.7″
Turning Circle: 40.0′
Drag Coefficient: 0.32
Available Engines: 3.5L DOHC V6, 4.0L DOHC V8
Available Transmissions: 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC 4T80E
Fuel Capacity: 17.5 Gallons
Front Seat Head Room: 38.6″
Front Seat Leg Room: 42.5″
Front Seat Shoulder Room: 58.9″
Front Seat Hip Room: 55.4″