Frankenstein Continues To Go Greek: GM's New RWD Platform To Be Named Alpha, Get Pieces Of Kappa And Zeta

According to the Road which bends in a Winding manner, the General's set to debut a new small-to-medium-size vehicle platform that the automaker's calling "Alpha." They're claiming the new franken-platform's going to incorporate pieces of the Kappa architecture and the Zeta architecture to create a brand new… »3/22/07 2:00pm3/22/07 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Convertible, Part 2

Exterior Design: ****
The G6 convertible is a pretty good adaptation of the G6 coupe's styling, which itself borrows heavily from the Nissan 350Z. The convertible also gets props for looking good with the top both up and down. It's worth mentioning that the horizontal crease where the top folds is perfectly lined up… »10/03/06 2:00pm10/03/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Convertible, Part 1

Retractable hardtops are nothing new. But what was once an exclusive feature of low-volume luxury cars like the Cadillac XLR, Lexus SC430, and Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL is now found in mainstream cars with four real seats and family-car functionality. In truth, the US is a few years behind Europe (the continent, not… »10/02/06 2:09pm10/02/06 2:09pm

Wherefore Art Thou, Oprah? Pontiac's Singular G5 Of Kindness

The G5, unlike the entrance received by its more distinctly Pontiac brother, the G6, received a little bit less in the way of pomp, circumstance — and giveaways. Whereas the V6 G6 received the full might of an Oprah appearance — as well as the ensuing PR-gasm accompanying a give-away of 276 4-door coupes — the G5… »7/25/06 5:02pm7/25/06 5:02pm