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post Sep 19 2009, 04:57 PM
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When it comes to the performance trim I am never to sure if I should be included in the voting for the model range. But here goes anyway:

Just like the late Pontiac GTO the Pontiac G8 Sedan was imported by General Motors to the United States.
An example of rebadge engineering, the G8 was originally a product of GM the brand Holden called the Commodore. It
served as Pontiac's flagship car replacing the front wheel drive Bonneville with a car based on GM's Rear
wheel drive Zeta platform.The G8 had a very short production run spanning two model years, 2008 and 2009. Like the GTO the G8
failed to meet GM's sales expectations. Through 2009 34,618 G8s were sold. These lack luster sales figures, however,
have been credited to the global economic downturn. Production of the G8 was not halted because of poor sales, but to
the restructuring of General Motors after they company filed for Chapter-11 bankruptcy in April 2009. Bob Lutz has
mentioned the G8 being rebadged and sold under the Chevy brand as a new Caprice.



The Pontiac G8 comes in 3 trim levels. The Base G8 is equipped with a 256hp 3.6 liter V6 and, for some idiotic reason,
only is available with an automatic 5-speed transmission. The G8 GT package has 6.0liter engine with a 6-speed autotragic gearbox.
It has been said to be able to reach 60 miles per hour in just over 5 seconds and having a quarter mile time in the mid 13s.
No manual gearbox was available for the GT either. The GT trim did come with GM's Active Fuel Management System giving it an estimated 5-7% increase in fuel economy. In 2008 the G8 GXP was introduced at the New York International Auto Show. Equipped with GM's 6.2L V8 LS3 block churning out 415hp annd 415ft-lbs of torque getting it to 60 from 0 in 4.5 seconds. The G8 GXP could run quarter miles in 13 seconds reaching 110mph. Available on the GXP package is a "upgrade nurburgring tuned" suspension package along with larger Brembo breaks. It was given a new front fascia and a diffuser to give it a style separate from the G8 and the G8 GT sedans.

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- UserDrew   Pontiac G8   Sep 19 2009, 04:57 PM
- - moe   A friend of mine that lives in the States, and I k...   Sep 20 2009, 04:39 AM
- - KevinDiOssi   Having driven several of these, I think they'r...   Sep 20 2009, 05:49 AM
- - Bjorn   The website has changed now, but I think that when...   Sep 20 2009, 06:05 AM
- - MustangAficionado   Why is France uncool?   Sep 21 2009, 11:01 PM
- - UserDrew   QUOTE(MustangAficionado @ Sep 22 2009, 12...   Sep 22 2009, 12:50 AM
- - Razor   Mushy brakes, horrifying interior, abysmal transmi...   Sep 22 2009, 04:34 AM
- - moe   ^ The interior is a long, long way from horrifying...   Sep 22 2009, 09:17 AM
- - Synesthesia   This car makes me go meh.   Sep 22 2009, 09:24 AM
- - Razor   QUOTE(moe @ Sep 22 2009, 01:17 PM) ^ The ...   Sep 22 2009, 10:39 AM
- - moe   My dad's company has a whole fleet of Middle-E...   Sep 22 2009, 10:43 AM
- - Razor   QUOTE(moe @ Sep 22 2009, 02:43 PM) My dad...   Sep 22 2009, 10:45 AM
- - moe   ^ I think perhaps I just have a higher tolerance t...   Sep 22 2009, 12:20 PM
- - UserDrew   I try to ignore heritage or performance when it co...   Sep 22 2009, 02:45 PM
- - dukenukem   Cool car. Base G8 sucks as a daily driver but the ...   Sep 22 2009, 10:44 PM
- - MustangAficionado   QUOTE(UserDrew @ Sep 22 2009, 01:50 AM) P...   Sep 24 2009, 05:43 PM
- - dukenukem   QUOTE(MustangAficionado @ Sep 24 2009, 08...   Sep 25 2009, 08:01 AM
- - Razor   QUOTE(MustangAficionado @ Sep 24 2009, 09...   Sep 25 2009, 09:34 AM
- - Phix   QUOTE(Razor @ Sep 25 2009, 01:34 PM) Fixe...   Sep 25 2009, 11:38 AM
- - Razor   QUOTE(Phix @ Sep 25 2009, 03:38 PM) Whoo...   Sep 25 2009, 12:48 PM
- - clarkma5   "fact" ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...   Sep 25 2009, 12:50 PM
- - Phix   QUOTE(Razor @ Sep 25 2009, 04:48 PM) I wa...   Sep 25 2009, 12:56 PM
- - Razor   I was born in 1990. As far as I'm concerned, n...   Sep 25 2009, 01:06 PM
- - MustangAficionado   Merde, derailed the hell out of this thread. Let m...   Sep 25 2009, 07:45 PM
- - aprilleon   As far as I remember right. Nothing really happene...   Nov 25 2009, 12:52 AM
- - Easton   eh - it's just another Commodore   Nov 25 2009, 02:50 AM


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