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Guys, where are the balloons, where's the champagne? Where's the press breakfast with eggs benedict with little Niman Ranch bacon bits sprinkled over the top, a pitcher of mimosas and a western omelet station? Maybe we missed it, but GM gave our buddy Dave at's KickingTires blog the go-ahead to release embargoed shots of the Pontiac G5 GT a few days early. Are they self-conscious about badge-engineering comparisons between it and its doppelganger, the Chevy Cobalt SS? GM says there's no agenda behind the weird little launch, which included an appearance on the "Today" show this morning. But we can't help wondering. Why we even give a shit at all is an entirely different matter.

Pontiac's Secret G5 Coupe [KickingTires]

Profiles in Co-badge: Pontiac Launches Minisite for G5 [internal]