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If The Pontiac G8 Was Ever To Return, This Is What It Could Look Like

Now there's a car that deserved better

  • Pontiac G8 originally sold in 2008 and 2009

  • Original car had up to 402 horsepower

  • New Pontiac G8 rendering more of an update than a redesign


Every now and then comes along a car in your news feed that you had completely forgotten about, like the Pontiac G8.

Based off of the Holden Commodore, the Pontiac G8 is a classic example of a car we look back fondly on now, but really didn’t do too well back when it was on sale.

Still, the specs are impressive. The car was offered in 2008 and 2009. The first year saw a V-6 and V-8 engine offered that developed 256 hp and 361 hp in the Pontiac G8 GT. The latter could reach 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

Then at the New York Auto Show in 2008, Pontiac unveiled the G8 GXP that used a Corvette 6.2-litre LS3 V-8 with 402 horsepower and a manual gearbox. Today, you can pick up one up for around $25,000 which is a lot of power for not too much money.

Of course, we know what happened after. The Pontiac brand was dismantled in the wake of the 2009 financial crisis, and Holden would die 8 years later. Sedans have lost out to SUVs and the segment in which the Pontiac G8 operated in is all but extinct.

So there’s very little chance the G8 ever comes back. Still, Tuningcar_ps decided to take another look at the Pontiac G8 on Instagram. There’s a lot going on here including an SRT badge on the front-end and numerous Dodge Charger bits and pieces. The overall design is more update than a redesign, but why the heck not.

So folks, if a G8 ever does happen, here’s what it could look like.

 

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