2009 Pontiac G8 GXP Priced At $39,995...Plus $695 For The Manny TrannyS

After our first drive of the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP we told you it drove like a BMW M5. Well, now you can get that M5-like performance for just half the price —$39,995.

Not too shabby if you ask us. Here's the news from Pontiac:

Pontiac today confirmed pricing for the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP will start at $39,995, including $685 destination and freight charges and $1,700 in applicable federal gas guzzler taxes. With 415 horsepower and 0-60 times well under 5.0 seconds, the G8 GXPs is the most powerful production Pontiac ever created and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission or an optional ($695) six-speed manual transmission. A $900 sunroof option is also available.

Final EPA fuel economy ratings for the G8 GXP are 13 miles per gallon in the city, 20 miles per gallon on the highway.

Here's the full price breakdown for those interested:

$37,610 - base price
$685 - DFC
$1,700 - Federal gas guzzler
$39,995: TOTAL MSRP
$695 - Six-speed manual tranny
$40,690: TOTAL MSRP for MANUAL TRANNY