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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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    Spy Shots: Chevy SS prototype spotted wearing Pontiac G8 clothes
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    Do not adjust your computer screen, you are not seeing the rebirth of the Pontiac brand. General Motors has chosen to use a G8 to disguise a test mule for the latest prototype of the forthcoming Chevrolet SS. The G8 was closely related to the Holden Commodore and Vauxhall VXR, the platform upon which the new Chevrolet performance model will be based. ...

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    Pre-pro Pontiac G8 GXP spotted in Australia
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    Click above for more spy shots of the G8 GXP from G8 NationAlthough we thoroughly enjoyed the fleeting time we spent with the Pontiac G8 GT, what whith its 361 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque and all, it's the upcoming GXP model that truly looks to catapult the Australian-bred sedan back into musclecar territory. We, along with just about every ...

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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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    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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    Wanna see a red Pontiac G8? Yeah, we thought so
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    The folks over at Kicking Tires had no intention of running into a red prototype Pontiac G8, but when they saw it, they whipped out the camera phones and did a great job with the limited tools at hand. The result is a pre-production look at one of the most anticipated vehicles for the 2009 model year. You can see from the pic that the silver Pontiac logo ...

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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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    Spy Shots: Pontiac G8 RWD sedan!
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    Now that the Solstice is here and things are quiet again at the Pontiac pavilion, it's time to focus on the next big thing from GM's "excitement" division. That car will be the Grand Prix replacement, assumed to be called the G8 based on Pontiac's current naming scheme. The G8 will return the Grand Prix to its rear-wheel drive roots thanks to the platform ...

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    Spied: 2007 Holden Commodore!
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    Holden's next-generation Commodore has been caught testing in Australia. The vehicle seen here is pivotal for General Motors' large car futures worldwide, not just Down Under. Said to be based on the upcoming Zeta platform, the underpinnings of this vehicle could see duty in everything from the next Chevrolet Impala, Buick Velite and Pontiac G8, and is ...

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