Behind the wheel of the Pontiac G8, Holden's latest export to the United States.
The 2008 Pontiac G8 lineup will offer two models: G8 and G8 GT. Each will come with a host of standard performance, convenience and safety features, including:
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and traction control
Electronic stability control
18-inch aluminum wheels (19-inch wheels available with sport package)
Seat-mounted thorax air bags and dual-stage frontal air bags for front passengers, with automatic passenger sensing system
Roof rail side-impact air bags for both seating rows
XM Satellite Radio
Power-adjustable front seats
Chrome Exhaust tips
Rear lip spoiler
A sport package will be available for both models and adds features such as specific wheels including 19-inch aluminum wheels and performance tires on GT a rear wing spoiler, leather shift knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel and alloy pedals.
Distinctive elements include hood scoops and front fender vents, as well as projector-beam headlamps housed in crystal-clear lenses. At the rear, jewel-like taillamps also are mounted in housings and feature bright detail work surrounding the red lighting elements. G8 models have red taillamp lenses and twin chrome Exhaust outlets, while G8 GT models feature clear taillamp lenses and quad chrome Exhaust tips. All models have an antenna mounted at the rear of the roof.
The base G8 model receives a 3.6L DOHC V-6 with variable valve timing, rated at 261 horsepower (194 kW). It is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.
The G8 GT is powered by a uniquely configured 6.0L small-block V-8, rated at 362 horsepower (270 kW) and 391 lb.-ft. of torque (530 Nm). A six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is standard and features the fuel-saving Active Fuel Management system, which enhances fuel economy by alternating between eight- and four-cylinder power. An optional six-speed manual transmission will be available soon after launch.
A limited-slip rear differential is standard with GT models.
A 114.8-inch (2915 mm) wheelbase, wide front ( 62.7 inches / 1592 mm) and rear ( 63.3 inches / 1608 mm) tracks, and a fully adjustable, four-wheel independent suspension system combine to give the G8 a confident, sharp driving experience.
The four-wheel independent suspension system employs a MacPherson strut design in the front and a four-link coil-over-shock design in the rear. Tuning is specific between the base and GT models, but both models use a direct-acting front stabilizer bar, decoupled rear stabilizer bar and lateral ball joints on the rear suspension. This system delivers increased lateral stiffness for enhanced handling.
The front suspension features fully adjustable caster, camber and toe; the rear suspension has fully adjustable camber and toe, which enables more precise, tailored suspension tuning.
A four-wheel disc brake system includes standard anti-lock and traction control features and is partnered with a standard electronic stability control system. Both the base and GT models feature vented front and rear disc rotors, with twin-piston alloy calipers in front; the rear brakes feature alloy calipers with single-piston actuation. The brakes are approximately one-inch larger on the higher-performance GT model.
Designed to meld form and function with world-class fit and finish, the G8's interior delivers both comfort and convenience, packaged in a level of sophistication not often found in its price range. A driver-oriented instrument cluster positions the gauges for easy, direct line of sight; an electronic driver information center is located between the large, round tachometer and speedometer.
Attention to detail includes jewel-like instruments, selective use of satin and chrome trim and rich-feeling, grained textures throughout. The instrument cluster glows with crisp, white light on the primary instruments and Pontiac 's signature red lighting illuminates the rest of the instrument panel cluster.
The seats offer firm support to hold occupants in place during aggressive cornering; all seats were designed to deliver excellent comfort during long drives. Cloth seating surfaces are standard, with heated leather seating available. G8 GT models will also offer an optional two-tone cloth or leather combination that pairs black with either red or blue inserts and color-matched instrument faces on certain exterior color combinations.
2009 Pontiac G8 GT Review
Simple review of my G8. I don't mean to say ummm so often but I don't
review cars for a living! Thanks for watching.
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SUPERCHARGED PONTIAC G8 vs. GT500 vs. MUSTANG
A couple of G8's showed up to the East Texas Muscle Cars' Sunday Funday at
Thunder Road Raceway Park in Gilliam, Louisiana.
Blue G8 - Magnacharger 1900, straight Exhaust with x-pipe and solo performance j bend
Exhaust, Roto Fab intake, tuned by
East Texas Muscle Cars.
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2008 Pontiac G8 GT Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2008 Pontiac G8 GT. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
Pontiac G8 Review from Consumer Reports
Watch our Pontiac G8 review with this video from Consumer Reports and get
more car info on our website:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/index.htm The G8 GT combines potent
V8 power with responsive handling that belies its large size. But you'll
pay for that power at the pump.
2006 Pontiac GTO Test Drive
Hey again. I know some of you prefer my other videos, but here's my latest
test drive. It's a 2006 Pontiac GTO and it's...for lack of a better
word...a fantastic car.
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2009 PONTIAC G8 GT - FULLY BOLTED BUILD-UP plus CUSTOM AIRBRUSHING and HI SPEED!!
Recently purchased a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT with 8,900 miles. Car was
immaculate, so began staging for a full bolt-ons build-up that would
increase HP gains, but wouldn't void the manufacturer's warranty. Parts
used were American Racing long tube headers, Magnaflow Exhaust, Rotofab CAI, Powerbond underdrive
pulley, throttle body port & polish and East Texas Muscle Cars custom Dyno tune.
A stock Dyno pull was
performed, producing 302RWHP. After all upgrades were complete, the final
Dyno pull produced
371RWHP and 387RWTQ.
Contact East Texas Muscle Cars at 903-686-0456 or
Custom headrest monogramming provided by Carroll's Vinyl Care. For more
information, you may reach them at 903-845-4364
Airbrushing provided by Allen Jonez at RMJ Graphix. For custom airbrushing,
paint, vinyl designs (wraps, window decals, etc) contact him at
315-729-4928 or www.rmjgraphix.com
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Cars like the new 2008 Pontiac G8 GT and 2008 Dodge Charger R/T were once
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affordable rear-drive cruisers that can blow through a couple of big
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horizon through Ray-Bans, steering with one hand and smoking a Pall Mall
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2010 Pontiac G8 ST (sport truck)
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Holden's HSV W427
Holden is celebrating HSV's 20th anniversary with the release of the
fastest car ever produced in Australia - the HSV W427. Unveiled for the
first time at the Melbourne Motor Show 2008, the HSV W427 (427 represents
the engine's size in cubic inches) marks a new era in Australian muscle
cars with a Chevrolet Corvette sourced 7.0-litre LS7 engine producing 370
kW (500 hp) of power and 640 Nm of torque. The engine is assembled by hand
specifically for use in the Holden-based sedan and features an advanced
dry-sump lubrication system required to match the performance potential of
the car.The production version should complete the 0 - 100km/h sprint in
around 4.7 seconds thus catapulting the local hero car into a select group
of high-performance sedans which features the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E
63 AMG, BMW M5 and Audi RS6. The HSV W427 will go on sale towards the
middle of 2008 priced somewhere between $140,000 and $170,000.