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Pontiac's G8 ST will likely not be used much for hauling joists and sonotubes, and General Motors took note of that before preparing one for SEMA. Instead, the concept has been dolled up with goodies that may make it to the GM Accessories catalog once the G8 ST goes on sale in late 2009. The most visible enhancements are on the outside. The paint is called Liquid Hot, and custom 20-inch wheels handsomely stuff the fenders. Making the car look more menacing is a reduced ride height, too. Inside, interior tweaks dress up the seats, the steering wheel and the shift knob with red inserts, and GM Accessories is contemplating making the custom interior trim kit and hard tonneau cover on the SEMA car available for purchase. With its vestigial bed and big V8, we predict the G8 ST will be hauling mostly ass.

[Source: GM Inside News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The G8 ST, because a G8 coupe would have been too easy to sell.

      I really can't believe GM isn't making a coupe of the G8. As long as you don't call it a GTO and make it look like a Cavalier, it would sell just fine. Not sure why GM gets so gun shy on coupes/verts/wagons/stick shifts, but has no problem going the distance with the G8 ST/Aztek/SUV-nosed Minivans/G3/DRLs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They are not going to do anything hat could possibly canniblize Camaro sales right now. Period.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Like Tourian's point about the Ute and front clip. When Holden makes a new 'Monaro' coupe based on the VE commodore, then there willl likely be a GTO/G8 coupe sent over too.
        Who knows, Holden might be working on it now, considering they've just been playing around with the prototype Camaros.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Coupes are impractical on the "family" market, why automatically close that demographic out.

        Verts are heavy, not necessary in the "fuel econ" race, but I love letting the wind and the engine music flow in.

        As many people on here seem to love them, wagons sell less than sedans, its an easy choice.

        Stick shifts should at least be an option on most vehicles even if they are slower and less economical than their new automatic counterparts.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those wheels look amazing on the car! Just drop an Ls9 in it and i would have a new favorite car
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Just drop an Ls9 in [any car] and i would have a new favorite car"

        FIFY
      • 6 Years Ago
      Another GREAT idea by the execs at GM. WTF?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I predict half the posters on this thread will say

      "nobody will buy this"

      and the other half will say

      "I will buy this"
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car will sell just as good as the SSR did, and will be just as memorable.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yep. These will be sitting on dealer lots for months right next to the sedans.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it required to grow a mullet if you buy one of these, or can I keep my hair the way it is?
      • 6 Years Ago
      C'mon GM. Forget this thing. This isn't what you need right now; this is niche vehicle, at best.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Its already being built in Austrailia, the money to develop it was already taken care of. The money to put a Pontiac nose and convert to LHD was already spent on the G8, so doing the same conversion to a few of these Utes and sticking them on a boat takes very little resources.

        Now it they had designed the vehicle from scratch strcitly for the NA market, then yet, there would be cause for concern.
      • 6 Years Ago
      but why?
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