Tag Archives: Pontiac G8

Lutz: Pontiac G8 to be revived as Caprice, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in the works

General Motors Company CEO Fritz Henderson has been very vocal about his dislike for rebadging. He has repeatedly denied that the now dead Pontiac G8 would not be rebadged or imported as a Cadillac, Buick or Chevrolet. However, ‘unretired’ Bob Lutz is back and he’s telling the media that the G8 will live on. In […]

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Poll: Fritz says there will be no Chevrolet, Buick G8. Would you buy one if there was?

It’s no secret that GM will phase out the Pontiac brand in 2010 with the 2010 Pontiac Vibe being the last model from the brand. Even though the Pontiac G8 is the most loved Pontiac model after the GTO, GM’s CEO Fritz Henderson is not a fan of keeping it alive. Fritz has said over-and-over […]

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Reviewed: 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP – Farewell to the All-American Blitzkrieg

Amidst GM’s “˜surgical bankruptcy’ process after which GM plans to discontinue the Pontiac brand, we were privileged enough to spend a week test-driving the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP. Initially, we were expecting the likes of the Charger/300C SRT8; a soft ride with an automatic transmission just barely powerful enough for highway pulls and loud drive […]

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Pontiac G8 may still survive under another GM badge

We’ve been driving around in the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP for the past couple of days, and the more we drive it, the more we hear Fritz Henderson’s voice in the back of our heads – “No, the G8 will not be rebranded as a Chevy or Caddy.” To be a little opinionated, if GM […]

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Fritz: V8 Corvettes will live on, Buick LaCrosse to get 4-cylinder turbo, No Chevy or Caddy G8

Even though the ‘New GM’ will be forced to focus on producing fuel-efficient vehicles, it won’t abandon efforts to give its Corvette enthusiasts the much loved rear-wheel-drive, V8 power they have come to love. “My wonderful baby is my 2005 Corvette coupe,” CEO Fritz Henderson said in his first online chat after filing GM’s Chapter […]

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Holden looking to bring Pontiac G8 ST as a GMC, looking at Chevy and Cadillac for G8

“We are not going to give up on getting the Commodore into the US,” a Holden insider has told GoAuto. Holden has made it pretty clear that ever since GM announced the death of Pontiac, it is doing all it can to not end Australian exports to the U.S. Insiders say that ever since the death […]

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Pontiac’s death to cost Holden $729 million a year

By now, all of you should know that GM has finalized phasing out the Pontiac brand by the end of 2010 and along with it, the Pontiac G8 sedan which is produced by GM’s Australian unit – Holden. Reports say that Holden, which also makes the Vauxhall VXR8, is going to lose up to $729 million […]

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Convert your Pontiac G8 into a Holden VE Commodore

If you ask us, the Pontiac G8 has a better looking front fascia than the original Holden Australian version of the car. Nonetheless, if you’re true to the Outback and think that there is nothing better than the original, JHP is offering a conversion kit that will change the look of your Pontiac G8 with […]

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Pontiac G8 to die in 5-years, no more rear-wheel-drive Pontiacs

Pontiac will be losing its image of the “American BMW” that was once envisioned by Bob Lutz. According to sources, after confirming that there will be no replacement for the Solstice, Pontiac will drop the rear-wheel-drive G8 sedan in about 5-years. InsideLine reports that Pontiac will not be getting the next rear-wheel-drive platform that underpins […]

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2009 Pontiac G8 GXP finds more power under the hood

We saw the Pontiac G8 GXP at the 2008 New York Auto Show earlier this year. The most powerful car in the GXP series, GM claims that the 6.2L V8 small-block under the hood produces 402-hp and 402 lb-ft of torque. That allows for a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds. Well after some dyno […]

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