New Pontiac G8 Variants Revealed

new pontiac g8 variants revealed

I've made no secret of my enthusiasm for the imminent arrival of the Aussie-sourced, rear wheel-drive Pontiac G8. Today, GM announced that they're importing the donor Holden's Ute variant as a Pontiac. Just like European Alfisti voting to christen what's now called the MI.To, you can help choose the new ute's new name (let's hope Pontiac doesn't follow Alfa's lead and ignore the result). Our spies tell us "Chevy El Camino" is not an option. And then there's the G8 GXP. To inject a little excitement into what was once called GM's excitement division, Pontiac is car is shoving the 6.2-liter V8 out of the Corvette under the G8's hood. Unfortunately, the boffins detuned the mill to 402 horsepower (from 430). Fortunately, they provided power-crazed pistonheads with a third pedal. Although prices haven't been announced, the 362-horse G8 tops out at $32,000. The GXP version can't be over 40 large. We'll have real photos of both cars from the NY Auto Show this coming week.

[Click here for Pontiac G8 Sport Truck Pixamo gallery. Click here for G8 GXP]

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  • TriShield TriShield on Mar 16, 2008

    $29,999 - $32,545 is overpriced for an excellent V8 performance car? I guess we really are in a recession then.

  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Mar 16, 2008

    I was just talking to my wife about this car wishing it would come out soon since I have been looking at trucks and I hate feeling like I am driving from a second floor window. This UTE has many problems for me though besides the fact it isn't here now when I need it. The price being that problem, it costs more than a fullsize truck with less utility, space, towing capacity. I wish they had just taken the Sierra truck lowered it, put car-like 18" rims, tuned the suspension and dynamics a little more sporty, made the siloette more slippery and reduced some of the heft from its shape and called it a day as a new Sport-Utility-Truck model.

  • Jurisb Jurisb on Mar 17, 2008

    wow! A remote gas cap! wow! body color foldable mirrors! definitely not a detroit iron! :)

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Mar 17, 2008

    el camino el camino el camino!!!!