• Jun 30th 2009 at 8:57AM
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2010 Hurst/Pontiac H.O. G8 and G6 - Click above to enlarge

The Pontiac brand may be on its way out the door, but that doesn't mean it can't have one last fling with a renowned tuner. Hurst Performance Vehicles, the legendary shifter company that most recently has made waves with its Hemi Challenger, announced its new H.O. program for the Pontiac G6 and G8. Few details have been released regarding the performance upgrades of the cars, but each will feature Hurst's signature black/gold or white/gold paint scheme, forged alloy Hurst wheels, an exclusive Hurst shifter, supercharged engine, suspension upgrades, and a newly trimmed interior.

To help with the development of the car, Hurst also brought on performance icon "Doc" Watson, who developed such vehicles as the Hurst Hemi-Under-Glass and the 1972 Pontiac SSJ. Only 52 Hurst H.O. Pontiacs will be built along with ten G6 convertibles used as parade and special event vehicles. More details regarding the performance upgrades will be announced on August 1st, but until then all the available information can be found in the press release after the jump.


Flint, Mich. (June 29, 2009) – Hurst Performance Vehicles, one of the most recognized and respected names in automobile history, announced that it has teamed up with newly appointed Hurst Director Emeritus and legendary performance visionary, "Doc" Watson, to build two new Special Edition Hurst/Pontiacs – a 2010 HURST/Pontiac H.O. version of the G8 and a G6 convertible. Hurst Performance President, Ron Flint, and Watson made the announcement together on Saturday at a special event held at the Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan – the birthplace of GM.

Hurst Performance in Irvine, California, will hand-build only 52 examples of the 2010 HURST/Pontiac H.O. – a modern-day version of George Hurst's "Executive Hot Rod". These numbered cars will feature Hurst's iconic white/gold and black/gold colors along with forged alloy Hurst wheels, an exclusive Hurst shifter, supercharged engine, suspension mods and a specially trimmed interior.

Hurst will also commemorate Doc's famous Pace Cars and build ten HURST/Pontiac G6 convertibles to be used as parade and special event cars.

"Doc started all of this with George back in 1960 with Hurst Performance Research. His Hurst H.O. Pontiacs have stormed drag strips and main streets across the country for 50 years," said Hurst Chairman, Nate Shelton. "There could not be a better time to honor Doc and the legendary Pontiac marque."

Watson's contribution to the American performance landscape is unrivaled. During a 50-year career in the development, manufacturing and marketing of special vehicles, Watson brought to life more than 80 performance cars and racing vehicles, including the original Hurst Oldsmobile, the Hemi-Under-Glass and the 1972 Hurst/Pontiac SSJ. These new HURST/Pontiac's are yet another chapter in his illustrious career.

"If we combine the wisdom earned through the heritage of past Hurst vehicles with the vision of globally beneficial vehicles, we will not be living through the death of the Muscle Car," Watson explained. "Rather, we will see the birth of exciting, passion-filled performance vehicles – vehicles that will give new meaning to lean, mean, and environmentally clean machines. It's a 'new machine age,' and Hurst will be first once again."

Hurst Performance has once again partnered with the Woodhouse Automotive Family of Blair Nebraska as the exclusive Hurst Authorized Pontiac Dealer for sales and service of these exceptional vehicles.

Specifications, pricing and ordering information will be available August 1st on the Hurst website at www.hurst-performance.com.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      The caption below that picture says "2010 Hurst/Pontiac H.O. G8 and G6," but aren't those both G8s?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Would you put a G6 in your add?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yep. Both are G8s.
        • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM, trying to clear inventory, must be offering Fire Sale prices to Hurst (B&M) on these.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh and lose the stupid racing stripes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cant wait till August 1st!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why bother with the G6? Ugly turd of a car.

      The G8? That is bad ass and worth of tuning.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if this car didn't sell as well as expected because it was a little too big... people seem to want performance sedans somewhere between a G35 and CTS. It would have been considerably faster, lighter and had better fuel economy.
      However, I like this the way it is because I'm pretty tall and something the size of a G feels a little small for me. Not that I don't fit, I'm just not as comfortable driving it... the CTS is better, but still relatively tight. Anybody over 5'10" is not sitting behind me in anything smaller than the G8 though...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree with you: I'm 6'2", my dad is 6'3" and he fits behind me with leg room to spare in the G8!
        What I was saying is that people seem to like sedans the that are between 180" and 190"... and the G8 might not be selling as well because of it's bigger dimensions, I believe it's 196"...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Retro fit a NAV in there and upgrade to xenons and it becomes a more modern car technology wise. Better streeo, push start, etc would be nice upgrades as well.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Do you really care about having a button to start your car? With the G8 all you need to do is insert the (folding) key into the ignition and flick the key clockwise. Car takes care of the rest.

        I'd rather have that than a button that can potentially wear out or break.

        And the Blaupunkt stereo in the G8 is pretty good. All you need to do is just boost the gain on the amp in the trunk for the dual 8" subs that are in the rear deck and the system sounds pretty good. Of course, not as good as aftermarket, but NO OEM system sounds as good as an aftermarket one.

        Another thing to add, the G8 was meant to be the best performance sedan for the money. This means that they had to cut some corners in terms of the NAV, stereo, gimmicks like a stupid push button start.. The car is STILL thousands cheaper than a Charger (it's main competitor) and it's handling is pretty much spot on with a BMW 550i, while also being quicker and braking better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if they bought these up for super cheap from GM.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can tell for a fact that all the Hurst cars are awesome, Having Ron as my neighbor is a real treat. Not only does he bring home some neet stuff he gives back to the community and people in need and along with his fine staff and beautful family he's a great source for a car guy like me.

      I can only tell you what you see in print or even at an auto show is nice but nothing compares to the real thing in front of you. The detail and finish is very very nice. And yes I will be putting a new Hurst shifter in my 71 SS 454 Convertible just because I can. So support your coummity even in a small way and support Hurst the first and best in the business and giving back..

      Check out the B5 Blue NICE!

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