GM to recall 38,400 Pontiac G8s over airbag issue

GM will recall 38,400 2008 and 2009 Pontiac G8s in response to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concern regarding the front passenger air bag modules. » 11/06/11 9:00am 11/06/11 9:00am

The Chevrolet El Camino turns 53

53 years ago today, Chevrolet introduced the1959 El Camino to the automotive world and it hasn't been the same since. In direct response to the popularity of the Ford Ranchero, Chevrolet had decided it needed to stake a claim in the world of the automotive based utility vehicle. » 10/16/11 9:00am 10/16/11 9:00am

Hooning a HSV Maloo in the mud looks like a lot of fun

We might not have gotten the Pontiac G8 sport truck here in the states, but Australia has had the HSV Maloo it would have been based on for decades. » 9/25/11 2:00pm 9/25/11 2:00pm

What car would you drive in a race across the country?

After viewing The Cannonball Run for the 100th time this past week we started wondering the obvious question when faced with the prospect of a high speed coast to coast automotive competition. What car would you drive in a cross country race? » 6/04/11 4:00pm 6/04/11 4:00pm

Maryland Judge Dismisses G8 Tail Light Charges

The Maryland judge who threatened to approve tickets for all Pontiac G8 owners over their stock tail lights has backed down, reportedly saying she "misunderstood." Vehicular freedom's having a good week in the Old Line State. » 9/29/10 9:30am 9/29/10 9:30am

Walkinshaw Performance Offers 644-hp Upgrade For Holden Commodore HSV,…

Walkinshaw Performance now offers a supercharger kit for the Holden Commodore HSV. The package costs $44,975, but it gives the HSV 644 hp and 592 lb-ft of torque. Because, you know, Pontiac geeks needed another reason to be angry. » 2/19/10 6:00pm 2/19/10 6:00pm

The Limited-Edition Aussie Pontiac G8 Is No Longer Limited

Last fall, a badgeless version of the Pontiac G8 sedan, complete with twin-port grille, was released for limited sale in Australia. The Aussies liked it so much that it's now an ordinary production model. Vegemite excitement, anyone? » 1/13/10 10:00am 1/13/10 10:00am

Quick! Buy The Last New Pontiac G8 GXP

If you haven't figured it out yet, the Pontiac G8 GXP is not only collectible it's also an amazing car. And the last one sold? We assume it's worth just a bit more. (H/T to Ralph!) [Haley Pontiac-GMC] » 12/31/09 11:00am 12/31/09 11:00am

GM Still To Re-Badge Holden Commodore As U.S. Cop Car

GM CEO Fritz Henderson says the General's still looking to win a contract to supply re-badged Holden Commodores (formerly re-badged as the Pontiac G8 and once rumored to be re-badged as the Chevy Caprice) to US law enforcement agencies. » 9/17/09 8:20am 9/17/09 8:20am

REPORT: The Pontiac G8 El Camino, GXP Live... As Holdens!

Holden's readying a limited edition version of its Commodore SSV with Pontiac's twin-nostril grille and hood scoops. According to Australian sources, the special edition will be called the Commodore G8 SSV and be available as a sedan, ute and wagon! » 8/19/09 9:00am 8/19/09 9:00am

G8 Leaders Look Silly Shuttled Around In GEM Electric Cars

Whatever may or may not have been accomplished at last week's G8 Summit in Italy, this photo of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in a GEM flanked by security guards is great success. Merkel, Gaddafi, Sarkozy and other leaders looking ridiculous below. » 7/15/09 3:45pm 7/15/09 3:45pm

GM CEO Henderson: "Bob Lutz Says A Lot Of Things, But He Works For Me"

When Autoblog asked GM CEO Fritz Henderson about Bob Lutz's comments on the G8 becoming a new Chevy Caprice, his response was much different than what he gave when asked the same question later by two print journalists. » 7/15/09 3:30pm 7/15/09 3:30pm

G8 Survival Again In Doubt?

Much to the frustration of G8 fans, when GM Marketing Chief Bob Lutz said the Pontiac G8 will become the Chevy Caprice he might have meant a Caprice only for police work. What's happening? » 7/15/09 11:00am 7/15/09 11:00am

Pontiac G8 To Live On As Chevy Caprice!

Despite denials from the highest levels, including GM CEO Fritz Henderson, newly-re-tasked GM marketing man Bob Lutz told Automobile the Pontiac G8 would find its way into Chevrolet showrooms as the Caprice. A RWD Chevy Caprice? Is the Carpocalypse over? » 7/11/09 11:40am 7/11/09 11:40am

Automotive News: Pontiac G8 Might Survive?

Despite GM CEO Fritz Henderson saying "no chance" at a Pontiac G8 rebranded for Chevy, Buick or any other GM brand, Automotive News today reports GM's Tom Stephens claiming the G8 sedan "might survive with another GM badge." Wait, what? » 6/08/09 9:00am 6/08/09 9:00am

Pontiac G8 GXP: Last Drive, Part Two

Yesterday we considered the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP while indulging in a bittersweet cocktail of horsepower and history in the making. Today, we drink deep the bracing tonic of dispassionate evaluation. » 5/13/09 12:30pm 5/13/09 12:30pm