2009 Pontiac G8 GT Stuck With Slushbox

Rumors floating around that the Pontiac G8 GT will be available with a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission for 2009 models have been officially squashed. Currently, all 2008 models will only be available with automatics, though we really weren't expecting anything but the 2009 G8 GXP to be offered with a proper manual » 6/24/08 10:30am 6/24/08 10:30am

The Making Of The Pontiac G8 "Spy Hunter" Commercial, Or...

...there's another headline we could have used for this exclusive look at the making of the new Pontiac "Spy Hunter" commercial — "How Leo Burnett Got It's Groove Back." After the disaster that was the Cadillac Escalade Super Bowl commercial a couple years back, that's exactly what this ad — and the "Hot Wheels" companion… » 5/01/08 12:35pm 5/01/08 12:35pm

Pontiac G8 GT Slams BMW 5-Series In Poetic Verse

From the book of car, whatever that is, comes the latest in the march of ads for the Pontiac G8 GT. We all thought the Spy Hunter commercial was clever, and the Hot Wheels one was slick too. This new web-only commercial turns it up a notch, taking the fight right to the lion's den, comparing the new 2008 Pontiac G8 GT… » 3/31/08 9:40am 3/31/08 9:40am

Pontiac in New York: We Build Excitement...Finally

I'm writing this from the back seat of the Pontiac G8 GT. That's a midlevel-performance version of the sedan GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz asserts will return to Pontiac its long-absent dignity. Judging from the comfortable back seats and legroom, not to mention the reportedly solid platform, potent V8 and tight packaging, … » 3/20/08 3:30pm 3/20/08 3:30pm

2008 Pontiac G8 GT Goes "Hot Wheels" In Second Commercial, And It's "Mine"

Pontiac's ad agency released a second commercial this weekend for their new rear-wheel drive muscular muscle sedan, the 2008 Pontiac G8 GT. While we've got to say it's not nearly as cool as the "Spy Hunter" G8 commercial we saw in the wee hours of Friday morning, the "Hot Wheels" theme ain't too shabby. Although we'd have… » 3/17/08 9:20am 3/17/08 9:20am

New Pontiac G8 GT Commercial Gives "Spy Hunter" A Sweet-Ass Twist

OMG, Pontiac finally has a decent rear-wheel drive sedan in the 2008 Pontiac G8 GT and now they've got a killer commercial to go along with it. The boys from the arrow-headed brand have mashed up "Spy Hunter," the classic Midway video game with the G8 GT playing the lead role. Finally, a commercial for a GM product that… » 3/14/08 1:00am 3/14/08 1:00am

2008 Pontiac G8 GT

Yesterday, we saddled up in the General's new Oz-import RWD V8 hotness, the 2008 Pontiac G8 GT, and went for a nice long spin skirting the Mexican border and up through the wildfire-scarred hills east of San Diego. Here's what you need to know: This is one dang fine automobile but it's not without its issues. But at… » 2/29/08 2:30pm 2/29/08 2:30pm

Car & Driver Cover Clinic: Which Embargoed Shot of the 2008 Dodge…

The buff boys over at the buff book named Car und Driver appear to be needing some crucial reader input on their April issue. They, or a duly-sworn representative, have taken it upon themselves to send out some versions of their cover to a small clinic group of readers to determine which shots should get the… » 1/24/08 7:30am 1/24/08 7:30am

New 2008 Pontiac G8 Pricing Starts At $27,595, V8 G8 GT To Start At…

Pontiac just revealed pricing today for the new rear-wheel-drive G8 sedan — built off of the same Holden platform as the upcoming Chevy Camaro. The G8 will start at $27,595 for the base model sedan and for the V8-engined G8 GT, the starting price will touch just shy of $30K at $29,995. Well, at least that means the… » 10/02/07 11:30am 10/02/07 11:30am

First 888 Pontiac G8 GT's To Receive Special Badging?

We've no idea what this "special" badging they'll be receiving may be, or even if it's true, but GMInsideNews forum member Nourdmrolnmt1 says he saw it in GM's Dealerworld system. Apparently, when you go under "sales," "locate new vehicle," then go to "locate an 08 G8 GT" it shows up under options as "ornamentation for first… » 9/24/07 10:45am 9/24/07 10:45am