• Jan 29, 2007
As we reported earlier today, Charles Gibson is in Detroit this week doing World News Tonight from Motown. Avid Autoblog reader Arthur just tipped us off to this sneak peak of the show in which Rick Wagoner escorts Gibson into the Pontiac design studio and lifts the cover off the front end of the Pontiac G8 that will debut early next month at the Chicago Auto Show. Our inside sources tell us the G8 is officially listed as a concept, but we're obviously pretty certain that Pontiac's going to get a rear-wheel drive sedan based on Holden's Zeta platform and that what you see here isn't far from production at all. Click here to watch the video clip.

Thanks for the tip, Arthur!

[Source: ABC News]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't wait!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love the look of this car. As to looking like other cars, it looks as much like any other car resembles any other car. Just check out full pics of it on the Holden website...it's a clean, nice looking beast. I'd buy one and come back from my Honda. I only wish GM would finally drop the Pontiac grill...instantly cheapens any vehicle. Which exec and GM has a chubby for that thing for the past 20-something years?

      And the page works in Firefox for me...
      • 8 Years Ago
      That looks amazing...
      • 8 Years Ago
      If Pontiac brought the GTO and gave it the 400 hp corvette engine and it flopped why would this be successful?

      • 8 Years Ago
      As an Owner of a 2005 Pontiac GTO I must say I am disappointed not many other people bought this car. I paid 40,000 for my car. It has 400 hp and i actually like the styling. The interior is not like anything else in GM bin. I have been very happy with it.
      My only dissapointment is that my car is worth 20,000 now. I lost 20,000 in 2 years. My Girl Friend bought a 2005 Honda S2000 for 32,000 and now her car will easy fetch 25,000. I lose 20 she loses 7.
      Thats the only sad part.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Short overhangs look great. I like the wheels on this, it can't get here fast enough
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who's the other Phil on here?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The problem is not the Holden Commodore. As a matter of fact, I would consider buying one if it came here as a Holden left-hand-drive...

      The problem is with Pontiac, and the demands that their customers make:
      o FAKE hood scoops
      o side cladding
      o honeycomb/grid lights
      o Batmobilesque interior
      o oh yeah, FAKE hood scoop (needs to be noted twice)

      And then there is the lack of outrage when the G6 GTP didn't come with a manual, like it was supposed to (yes, manual = true sports sedan)

      I feel bad for the Australians and their Holden, which appears to be run semi-autonomous from Detroit. They ship there car here to have it all doo-dadded out.

      BMW like? The Pontiac attributes above is why a Pontiac will never be BMW like, or Infiniti like, or Audi like, or Acura like...Unfortunately, the 't' in Pontiac stands for tacky...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks fantastic, even if it's just a small image. It also looks quite a bit like a BMW, but with a little bit more aggression. I really hope that those wheels don't shrink, though I am sure they will.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No it is the current Commodore. Launched Fall 2006.
      Just won the COTY here in Australia.
      NOT an 8 year old design but a new model!!
      Gerry
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a brand new design. The VE is a cleansheet design that replaced the 8-year old commodore that the GTO was based on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "32. ryan, we could care less what you think. every time there is something good posted for the domestics, you have to pipe in with your immature, assinign comments. you would'nt know a good car from a pascifier. stupid. that's the only way to describe you.

      Posted at 8:40PM on Jan 29th 2007 by dave"

      -Dave, I'm merely thanking you for being a domestic lover, someone has to be and I admit that. It's good for the UAW. So thank you for Dave, thank you for liking this car! Hey, someones gotta buy em!

      -Enjoy your Pontiac, I hope it provides you with years of driving excitement!
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