Pontiac G8 ST El Camino To Get Direct-Inject V6

Sources at GM are beginning to whisper that the 2010 Pontiac G8 El Camino » 8/20/08 9:40am 8/20/08 9:40am will be getting a version of the direct injection V6 present in the Cadillac CTS. First to tell us a two-engine plan for the new was a real possibility was Pontiac marketing director Craig Bierley, who told us the option was "absolutely on the …

"El Camino" Name Is Still Alive For The Pontiac G8 Sport Truck

Despite a report from KickingTires.com two months ago that "El Camino" was officially out as a name for the new ute from Pontiac, we're now being told by Pontiac spokesman Jim Hopson the name is still very much in the mix. What reason there may have been for this change? Unknown. But all we do know is if the chance still … » 7/02/08 5:55pm 7/02/08 5:55pm

2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck, Down Under

Despite the small size of the image, it appears the 2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck has moved on from cobbled together show car to pre-production tester. A forum member over at GM Inside News spotted these camouflaged (why?) cars around Melbourne and snapped one off before the driver made a speedy getaway. The grille on… » 5/23/08 1:20pm 5/23/08 1:20pm

El Camino Nameplate Probably Dead

Friend, Romans, Cotomer Sevis Representatives, lend me your ears; I come to bury the El Camino badge, not to praise it. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their frames; so let it be with the El Camino. The noble Bob Lutz hath told you El Camino hath instant name recognition, if it were … » 5/08/08 1:00pm 5/08/08 1:00pm

The Problem With The Pontiac G8 El Camino

We love the idea of the 2010 Pontiac G8 El Camino, this much goes without saying, but there's been a lot of hemming and hawing about the long term viability of the product from a business perspective. Motor City Blog Man Todd Lassa has a theory on the General's strategy and it kind of makes sense to us. Remember when… » 3/27/08 3:30pm 3/27/08 3:30pm

Wards Ignores Jalopnik At Epicenter Of El Camino Campaign

Seems Wards Auto noticed our little campaign to resurrect the El Camino moniker for the 2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck, even going to far as to quote Bob Lutz's response to our question at the New York Auto Show. But when it came time to assign a location from which the hootin', hollerin' and shoutin' was emanating from,… » 3/25/08 10:45am 3/25/08 10:45am

50 Cent Thinks "El Camino" Isn't Cool, Will Cheat To Elect Pontiac G8…

Continuing our coverage of the Pontiac G8 Sport Truck ballot bowl naming contest, 50 Cent has announced that he is officially endorsing his own name, "Curtis," for the name of the new ute. This comes as no surprise to our best political team on television hack team of — well, hacks — despite Bob Lutz's unofficial… » 3/24/08 6:15pm 3/24/08 6:15pm

Commenter Of The Day: Page Six Edition

They say you haven't really arrived in New York until you've made it into a certain tabloid. Which sells for less than a buck. And was founded by Alexander Hamilton. And is at least glanced at by just about everyone in town. And likes big headlines. Big loud headlines. This publication is fun, more fun much of the time … » 3/21/08 6:00pm 3/21/08 6:00pm

Bob Lutz Is On Our Side! Thinks 'Pontiac G8 El Camino' Name Is Great Idea

As you know we were just present for the live reveal of the 2010 Pontiac G8 El Camino here at the New York Auto Show. After diving into the press scrum that surrounded Bob Lutz after the unveil, we managed to ask him the most important question of the day - What do you think about naming the the car the "El Camino". … » 3/19/08 12:21pm 3/19/08 12:21pm

2010 Pontiac G8 El Camino, Revealed Live!

We had a caminogasm over the weekend when we dropped pics and press on the 2010 Pontiac G8 ST — which we're sure you'll vote to call the El Camino — and now we can give you the whole enchilada. The baddest truck-car bound for America just bowed here at the 2008 New York Auto Show and the explosion of flashbulbs has our … » 3/19/08 11:45am 3/19/08 11:45am

2001 Holden VU S Completely Roo Proof, Possibly Dekotora Inspired

If you want a peek into the end-of-life future of the Pontiac G8 Utes to come, here's a good idea what kids in the heartland will be doing with the almost El Camino after it does the 1 lap of depreciation. This example for sale in Oz is going for approximately $21,954 USD, but it's still redneck-tastic. We'd be lying… » 3/17/08 6:00pm 3/17/08 6:00pm

926 HP Holden Ute: Blueprint For An Epic Pontiac G8 El Camino

Considering everything under the skin of the new Pontiac G8 El Camino sport truck is basically a Holden Ute, it stands to reason all the modifications done to this truck-car could be done to our sport truck. How would you feel about a 926 HP El Camino? We would feel pretty good about it, all seven seconds we drove it… » 3/17/08 1:45pm 3/17/08 1:45pm

Does "El Camino" Work For The New Pontiac G8 Sport Truck?

God only knows what else may be going on in the world because we're busy here bringing you the latest in El Camino goodness for today's Maximum El Camino Day celebrating the new 2010 Pontiac G8 "El Camino" sport truck. However there may be some dissent in the ranks on the name, or at least there's been some comments to… » 3/17/08 11:40am 3/17/08 11:40am

First Driving Video Of The Pontiac G8 El Camino Sport Truck...Sort Of

What's that? You're wondering if the production version of the newly-revealed Pontiac G8 El Camino is functional? Well here's the proof: exclusive, raw, uncut video of the G8 sport truck in action from our exclusive, raw, uncut photo shoot with the new ute. We suggested they do a nice smoky burnout for the photo shoot, … » 3/17/08 11:00am 3/17/08 11:00am

Maximum El Camino Day: We Celebrate The Pontiac G8 Sport Truck, Return …

If you happened to be under a rock all weekend, you may have missed our official unveil of the Pontiac G8 sport truck (soon to be the Pontiac G8 El Camino - remember to get over and Vote El Camino!) for all the world to see. If you're a site regular, you know this is kind of a big deal. Given that, we decided one… » 3/17/08 7:30am 3/17/08 7:30am

2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck: The El Camino Is Back!

A few weeks ago we, along with our friends at PickupTruck.com, were given exclusive access to a vehicle whose return we've been anticipating for what seems like forever. Today our prayers to the General have been answered — the El Camino is back! In January we reported this re-bodied Holden Ute would be called the … » 3/15/08 12:01am 3/15/08 12:01am