As we learned yesterday, the Zeta-platformed rear-wheeled Aussie-built G8 is starting up pre-production down in Australia. It's been a while since we've been able to say we're excited about a car coming from the flint-headed brand from the General. We've been disappointed in the brand since they killed the Firebird and brought back the GTO — a sports car with potential for excitement, but so style-neutered as to defy all logic. Which leads us to wonder — is the building excitement around Pontiac going to lead us to a 1987-like climax or to a 2004-like disappointment?

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First Pontiac G8 Rolls Off Holden Assembly Line; GM's Wagoner: Rear-Drive Cars Still on Track; Random Appearance Of A Red G8 In Wisconsin; Did GM's Bob Lutz Mention The "Great Style" Of The Pontiac G8? [internal]