• Sep 1, 2007
With RWD, crisp, modern looks, and a prodigious V8, the G8 has to be the most highly anticipated Pontiac in a generation. We're beginning to see test models in southeast Michigan, but Down Under the G8 has been captured in production trim. When comparing the production G8 in the photo above to the preproduction model we snapped-up at Woodward, there isn't a whole lot different going on, except for one small logo. It looks like the General settled on the stand-by red Pontiac logo instead of the silver decoration that was on both the concept from Chicago and the G8 on Woodward. Either that, or GM is planning on having two different logos, which is possible, since the preproduction model is a GT and the purple production model isn't. To check out more pictures from Australia on the Wheelsmag website by click the "Read" link below.

[Source: Wheelsmag]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      This G8 is a great looking car!
      In performance GM usally kicks everyones ass, People are to ignorant to take notice.

      Sure BMW is a see look at me car. Big deal! I drove BMWs in the old country that were down right junk! My Opel would out run most of the 320s I`ve driven.
      I will admit that BMW is a better car now days, For a price.
      Now if people want to bash an ugly car? The 07 Camry looks like a pigs ass. Its ok though because its Toyota.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thank you GM for not messing up the logo!
      • 7 Years Ago
      When i read threads like this, i sometimes wish GM would not even bother selling cars to Americans and concentrate on China instead. Nothing but bitch and whine and complain, yet they buy Camry's in the hundres of thousands, the single most invisible car on the planet. That says so much to me.

      The G8 is an excellent vehicle and its right up there with the 5 series and Audi A6, let alone something like a carmy. It has style, performance, safety and quality and its fast. Anyone stepping into this after any previous Pontiac sedan will be stepping into another world. Kudos to GM and to Holden.
        ToMiTa
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agreee Brackie. To me the Accord is just as invisible as the Camry, not that it is a bad thing because they sell like crazy... but it does seem than the general buying public in the U.S. likes plain and vanilla. So be it.
        As for the G8, except for the color purple which I personally think is horrendous, It is a great looking car...and the scoops, if they at least vent cold air into the engine compartment like the GTO, that would be fine and functional by my definition. I think this car is going to be a hit. I will probably buy one but only if it eventually comes with 400+ HP with an LS3 or something. This car could be incredible. We will have to wait and see.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Was the joker busy robbing a bank when they took a pic of his car?
      • 7 Years Ago
      What does it say about the focused Pontiac customer versus Commodore buyers, that GM must put FAKE hood scoops on a car that car already carry its own performance wise, without being showy?

      I hope, pessimistically, that Pontiac does not return to Batmobile theme with the interior. GM should move the G8 upmarket at the risk of alienating folks that would be impressed by this tacky crap. Let's not insult the Pontiac badge; but, instead they should slap the Pontiac emblem directly on the existing Commodore.

      GM needs to consider whether they want to see it parked at a Trailer Park or not (versus College Park or University Park).

      -Edward
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jesus, why did they have to tack on those awful hoodscoops. I hate to sound like John Edwards but American consumers need to give up their hoodscoops. I honestly don't think the masses can appreciate the understated Holden design so we therefore get this crap tacked on to an otherwise nice vehicle.
      • 7 Years Ago
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      • 7 Years Ago
      People are complaining that it looks like a pontiac because people dont want another pontiac. Get a clue, people want modern styling, not the old cheesy looks that is killing GM.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pontiac, the American BMW .... lmao, not with this pos
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      LOL @ Ivey because it's the intelligent people buying Audi's and BMW's with low quality. Was that not a brand new Audi burning to the ground a couple of stories from this one? Hmmm...
      • 7 Years Ago
      G8, G8 GT, I think the G8 GXP is what we're wanting for if I'm not mistaken. If you look at the base model Commondore they look pretty lame as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is the V6 model by the way, check out its exhaust tips, according to the aussies on GMinsider's forums, the V6 has the single tip dual exhaust, while the V8s have the dual tip, dual exhaust.

      And folks, stop bitching about the styling because its much manlier than the leased Camry you drive to work every day. Im sure the the old ladies at the receptions desk will think it looks nice.

      How come I dont see legions of idiots whining about the FAKE HOOD SCOOPS on the Mustang GT, oh wait, and the fake side scoops on the last gen GT.

      What a load of Morons some of you guys are.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ignore the entire run-on sentence at 1st... late night and just got home.
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