'The 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Is A Pushrod Powerhouse'

Only one car company would ever think to stuff a beefy 5.3-liter V8 into a car built on an ancient front-wheel-drive platform infamous for questionable build quality, and that company was pre-bailout General Motors.


And only one TV program could ever make such a car look fun to drive, and that is MotorWeek.

In this short segment from 2006, John Davis tries to find nice words for the nose heavy, torque steering, 303-horsepower V8 front-driver that is the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP. Of course, it has an upgraded suspension and brakes, so you can back up the intentions stated by the more aggressive front and rear fascias.


Rear-wheel-drive? That's for sissies. Real men drive cars with pushrod V8s that spin the front wheels.

MotorWeek Theater is our showcase of some of our favorite classic reviews from public television's finest motoring program. How does this video only have 31,740 views on YouTube? It's pumped up!

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FWD and V8 should never go together.