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Review: 2008 Pontiac G8 GT

As a tyke I staged an all-out assault on my parents' better judgment for a G.I. Joe hovercraft. Not three months had passed following their surrender when I ransomed my mischievousness for the next toy my happiness hinged upon. Oh, that hovercraft? Forgotten. The auto industry works the same way. We often convince automakers that we'll buy every cool car they'd make if they would just grow a pair and build 'em. They do their part and then... we don't. The trust is broken and we're back to buying what automakers know will sell. After much whining from performance enthusiasts, the... Read More

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    Teased: New York Auto Show confirms 2014 Chevy Impala debut via Facebook [UPDATE]
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    News of an impending automotive debut, especially one as big as the next Chevrolet Impala, generally come straight from the mouths of the automakers. Interesting, then, that the New York Auto Show's Facebook page is the first bit of confirmation we've seen that the 2014 Impala will be making its worldwide debut in The Big Apple. All we have to go along ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #205: LA Recap, Top Gear USA and Chevy Zetas
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    Episode #205 of the Autoblog Podcast features the monthly appearance of Alex Nunez. Chris, Dan and Alex recap the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Top Gear USA's first episode, the return of the Holden Commodore as a Chevrolet, and it all wraps up with your questions and feedback at the hour and a half mark. Thanks for listening! Autoblog Podcast #205: LA ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #205
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    Episode #205 of the Autoblog Podcast records tonight, and we've got some things to talk about. Drop us your own feedback and questions below if you think there's anything we've missed, or vote on your fellow readers' submissions to help determine what we discuss this momentous evening. You can subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't ...

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    SEMA 2008: Pontiac G8 GXP Street Concept gets rave reviews on show floor
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 Street Concept We couldn't help but listen to the comments of other onlookers as we closely inspected the G8 GXP Street Concept in the G8 booth. Every reaction was overwhelmingly positive, from the overall design to the motor. After all, what's not to like? For starters, the standard 6.2L V8 has been ...

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    SEMA Preview: GM bringing Pontiac G8 ST concept
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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 ...

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    SEMA Preview: 638-horsepower Pontiac G8 GXP Street Concept
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    Click above for a high resolution image One of the best parts about SEMA is getting to see the manufacturers build cars they might not otherwise. Take this G8 GXP Street Concept, for example. Sure, the 415-horsepower 6.2L V8 in the standard G8 GXP is plenty good enough, but why not stuff the new LSX454 crate engine from GM Performance Parts underneath the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #90
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    After being endlessly mired in the '80s, the Autoblog Podcast has now climbed its way up to #90. Alex took a sick day, so John and Damon hold the fort. We've been in New York, and that's the main focus of the podcast, although we have had more than just John's Alero in the Autoblog Garage. Ford's sale of Jaguar and Land Rover comes up, as does some of the ...

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    New York 2008: Pontiac unveils G8 GXP, featuring 50 Cent [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above to view more high-res live shots of the Pontiac G8 GXPIt's a rare occurrence when honest applause breaks out in a press conference over a new model, let alone a transmission. But that's exactly what happened when Maximum Bob talked up the Pontiac G8 GXP, and specifically its optional six-speed manual transmission. Mated to that highly coveted ...

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    New York '08 Preview: 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP packs 402 HP... and a third pedal!
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    Click above for hi-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 GXPThe Northeast is the Pontiac division's largest market, and the brand -- which has played the stepchild in recent years, banished to the outer limits of exhibition halls -- is finally getting its own coming out party in New York next week. The resurgent Performance Division will flex its muscles at the ...

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    MT claims Holden Coupe 60 is really 3-year-old Pontiac GTO replacement
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    Spot any similarities? Holden surprised and delighted when it rolled out the Coupe 60 at the Melbourne Auto Show this past week. Motor Trend put two and two together and dug up some three-year-old photos that show off essentially the same car wearing a Pontiac suit, instead. The nose on the original concept shows what GM was planning for the next-gen GTO ...

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    Pontiac G8 production now underway
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    Since the G8 was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, there has been an air of optimism for the Pontiac brand. There's good reason for the uptick in serotonin, too, as the G8 is a real live RWD sedan from the General. It doesn't hurt that its 6.0L V8 can kick out 362 HP and hit 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. It may seem as though the G8 unveiling was a million years ...

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    SEMA 2007: 50 Cent and Unique Autosports get In da G8
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    click above image for more high-res pics of 50 Cent's Pontiac G8 50 Cent is all about the Pontiac G8. His latest endeavor with the import from Oz is a group effort with Unique Autosports to create the 500-hp black-striped red number you see above. That's right, this G8 has got 500 horsepower (or more) since it uses an LSX 427 and other GM parts from the ...

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    SEMA 2007: Pontiac G8 GT SEMA Edition
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    click image above for more pics of the Pontiac G8 SEMA EditionDon't get us wrong, we're super excited about the Pontiac G8 entering production. There's little about this SEMA Edition of the Aussie-sourced rear-wheel-drive V8 sedan that adds to that excitement. It's basically a stock Pontiac G8 with a flashy orange paint job, orange accents inside and the ...

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    Real production Pontiac G8 spied, new concept logo ditched
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    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 ...

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    Pre-pro Pontiac G8 parked on Woodward
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    click above image for high-res gallery of Pontiac's pre-production G8We've this red pre-production Pontiac G8 out and about before, but General Motors had it parked on Woodward last weekend, which gave Dream Cruise revelers a chance to pick it over. Now that the festivities have concluded, we can do a proper comparison between it and the Pontiac G8 Concept ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #63
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    It's nice to be back in the swing of things. We're once again cranking out weekly podcasts, and #63 is a compact one. We start off salivating over the news that the next generation Suzuki Swift will be headed for US shores. We devolve from discussing an unsubstantiated rumor into wistful praise for the current can't have it Swift, and even make mention of ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: GM RWD fans can rejoice, for the Pontiac G8 has arrived (w/ VIDEO!)
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    click on the above image for a bunch of high-res shots showing the new Pontiac G8 var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/First_VIDEO_of_the_sedan_that_will_save_Pontiac_the_G8'; The last decade has been difficult for General Motors enthusiasts who desired an affordable V8 RWD sedan (we love the V-series Cadillacs, but alas, they're not exactly budget ...

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    Introducing the Pontiac G8
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    Click image for high-res photo galleryFinally. We have been begging GM to bring us a version of Holden's new VE Commodore ever since the Aussie sedan launched in July. And now, at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show, we're about to be granted our wish. Introducing the front-engined, rear-wheel-drive 2008 Pontiac G8. The car depicted above and in the attached gallery ...

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    Sneak Peek! Wagoner lifts cover on Pontiac G8
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    var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/Sneak_Peek_Wagoner_lifts_cover_on_Pontiac_G8'; 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 ...

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    It's official! Pontiac to get RWD platform, likely in G8
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    Perhaps riding a contact high from all the heady presentations at the NAIAS, GM product Czar Bob Lutz let fly that the Holden Commodore SS will be coming to the US as a Pontiac. Lutz went on to say that the car will be known as the G8, and that GM is looking at an official amount of "a lot." In this case, a lot adds up to about 30,000 per year, with reserve ...

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