TrueDelta Prices the New Pontiac G8 GXP: $39,995 Base
Knowing Jonny would be interested, I rushed pricing for the 415-horsepower Pontiac G8 GXP into TrueDelta’s database, so you can now configure one here on TTAC as well. [To my knowledge, there’s nowhere else you can already configure a G8 GXP.] Base price is $39,995 after destination and the gas guzzler tax–the EPA ratings of 13/20 are almost identical to those for an SRT8. This is what happens when you delete the GT’s “active cylinder management.” The only options are $695 if you want the manual (not available at any price on an SRT8 sedan) and $900 for a sunroof. Bluetooth has been added to 2009 G8s, but if you want nav you’re still SOL. This pricing puts the GXP about $1,700 below a Dodge Charger SRT8 at MSRP. At invoice–what you’ll more likely be paying–the difference is a smidge over $1,000. The premium over the 361-horsepower GT? About $6,500 even after adding leather seats to the latter (they’re standard on the GXP). And that’s before including the $1,500 rebate on the GT. No word yet on whether the GXP will get the same rebate right out of the gate. But seeing as the GXP can’t be worth $8,000 more than the GT, a rebate at least this large seems almost certain.
[ TrueDelta is a TTAC information provider]
@ psarhjinian Whem GM really, really wants to, they can turn out amazing products. Toyota, by comparison, can turn out something rock-reliable and reasonably capable, but can’t quite make it. Probably true right this minute, but I'd say to you; Celica GT4, the last generation Supra and of course Lexus LS. The Landcruiser also seems to have owned it's segment in many markets. Toyota have always been an incremental company (except for Lexus LS) rather than revolutionary (except for Hybrid).
The problem with this car is that guys who want a high performance 4 door and have money are like 06m3s5234823r095; regardless of the Pontiac's capabilities, they will turn their nose up at it. They'd rather have the stigma of driving an M-car over that of driving a Pontiac. Eww, a Pontiac! My Nitro R/C car makes way more hp/l than that thing! The good news is the real performance junkies will be able to get into the car at a discount. Too bad for GM.
"They’d rather have the stigma of driving an M-car over that of driving a Pontiac." No "stigma" of driving an M car, as I can proudly drive with my windows down, which I couldn't say about this hideous eye-sore. I'd literally rather take public transportation than drive a Pontiac . The fact is, asking $40k for for something that will be worth 50% less in one year, has gaping body panels, smells of glue and plastic, and looks like it was designed by Stevie Wonder with a hangover, is not going to sell to people who are not on medication. If they were asking $25k I could get it.
Ok Robstar you win :-). It still sucks though...