Car Stolen From Dealership Has Been In At Least Six Police Chases

Did you know that the Pontiac G8 is the best getaway car ever? Well you do now. One Missouri car thief has been able to elude authorities at least a half-dozen times in a stolen Pontiac...V8... RWD... FTW. » 3/02/15 5:57pm 3/02/15 5:57pm

Here Is Why No One Is Buying The Chevy SS

Recently, we posted about great cars that no one was buying. At number four was the Chevy SS, with a 415hp LS3 V8, rear-wheel drive and mag-ride suspension; it is a modern day E39 M5. The reason for such lackluster sales isn't because people don't want them, it is because they can't have the one they want. » 1/30/15 12:27pm 1/30/15 12:27pm

Holden Laughs Last As Aussie-Built Pontiacs Dodge GM's Recalls

Whenever we write about a new General Motors recall — which is often, these days — one of you jokers inevitably says "Wouldn't it be faster to make a list of GM cars that HAVEN'T been recalled?" Well, after going through today's infographic, it seems the Aussie Pontiacs are safe so far. » 7/02/14 6:41pm 7/02/14 6:41pm

'The Pontiac G8 GXP Is Based On The Commodore From GM's Australian…

Long known for hot-rod sedans and coupes, Pontiac in 2009 released one of their hottest rods to date — the G8 GXP, with the power and looks that were enough to make you want to grab a helmet and go. » 2/08/13 6:00pm 2/08/13 6:00pm

Atlanta Mourners Shut Down Highway With Donuts For Dead Friend

You miss your dead homie, sure, but how much? Would you stop traffic on a major freeway by doing donuts in your muscle car? That's what these mourners did on Atlanta's 285 this Monday. » 8/29/12 3:30pm 8/29/12 3:30pm

2009 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck is what we really want for Christmas

A few months before General Motors killed Pontiac, Pontiac killed our dreams when they announced the cancellation of plans to bring the Holden Commodore Ute to America in the form of the Pontiac G8 Sport Truck. Almost three years later the sting of being denied access to the ultimate parts hauler after being told the… » 12/24/11 11:00am 12/24/11 11:00am

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

Chevy dealer will sell you a new Caprice police car

When Chevrolet announced last year it would import the Australian-built Chevy Caprice sedan as police-only fleet car, enthusiasts begged for a civilian version to no avail. Now one Maryland dealer says it will buck GM and sell 13 Caprices to the public. UPDATE: It's legit — but not for long. » 6/24/11 2:00pm 6/24/11 2:00pm

REPORT: Pontiac G8 To Return As RWD Chevy Sedan, Ute

The Australians are convinced Holden's sending the Zeta RWD platform, which formerly underpinned the Pontiac G8, back to the U.S. as a Chevy sedan. If this is true, we're thinking an El Camino-badged Ute is a no brainer. [Drive] » 11/22/10 9:30am 11/22/10 9:30am

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

Maryland Judge Decrees Pontiac G8 GT Tail Lights Illegal

A Maryland judge issued an $85 fine to the owner of a Pontiac G8 GT for illegal tail lights, despite being factory-installed and approved by the US Department of Transportation. She's promised to keep fining him. Judicial activism, FTL! » 7/16/10 5:30pm 7/16/10 5:30pm

Walkinshaw Holden SS-V Superwagon: How You Can Get One!

Aussie auto journalist Thomas Reynolds knows of Jalopnik's painful love affair-from-a-distance with the Aussie-only 603 HP, V8-Powered G8-mimicking Walkinshaw Holden SS-V Superwagon. So he snagged one and went to Walkinshaw's shop to demand they bring it to us! » 4/12/10 12:30pm 4/12/10 12:30pm

Walkinshaw Holden SS-V Superwagon: 603 HP Of Salt-Rubbing-In-Wound…

One of the best performance sedans GM ever built, the Pontiac G8 GXP, is dead. The Aussies still get a Holden version, and a wagon. Heck, this one from Walkinshaw Performance packs 603HP. Wagon. V8. Supercharger. Sometimes the world's unfair. » 3/24/10 10:30am 3/24/10 10:30am

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

Holden Commodore SS V-Series Special Edition: "V" Is For Pontiac

The Pontiac G8 sedan and Ute will live on as the Holden Commodore SS V-Series in Australia with the trademark Pontiac grille. Oh, and there's a wagon. Photos of the badgeless beasts below. » 10/01/09 2:30pm 10/01/09 2:30pm

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

New HSV Lineup Reveals The Pontiac That Could Have Been

HSV, GM's Australian performance division, unveiled its E-Series 2 lineup today. Featuring a twin-nostriled bonnet borrowed directly from the Pontiac G8, it's the performance lineup that could have built excitement for GM's recently-killed arrow-headed brand. Let's take a look. » 9/09/09 8:30am 9/09/09 8:30am