Now that the Solstice is here and things are quiet again at the Pontiac pavilion, it's time to focus on the next big thing from GM's "excitement" division. That car will be the Grand Prix replacement, assumed to be called the G8 based on Pontiac's current naming scheme. The G8 will return the Grand Prix to its rear-wheel drive roots thanks to the platform underpinning the Aussie-built Holden Commodore VE sedan. The G8 will be platform mates with the Commodore, likely along with a Chevy and Buick variant, though it will not share any sheetmetal or interior design with its counterpart from down under. These are the first spy pics of the Pontiac G8, and while they don't reveal much in terms of design, at least they indicate the project is underway and progressing.

[Source: World Car Fans]