Pontiac G8: More Than a Flash in the Pan

Pontiac G8: More Than a Flash in the Pan

After production was halted by GM for their prestigious Pontiac GTO, a classic piece of American Muscle Car history in its own right, the Pontiac G8 was introduced. It featured an interesting rear-wheel drive system and a more family-friendly perspective to a powerful vehicle, as it was primarily featured as a 4-door sedan. Like its predecessor before it, the G8 was actually being manufactured by Holden in Australia as a Commodore before being rebranded in the States.

Despite the rear-wheel drive being an interesting take on a sedan of its make, and the overall design being arguably ahead of its time, the G8 did not fly off the production line as GM predicted. In June of 2009, Pontiac G8’s had officially been discontinued.

Honoring the G8 Today

If you are one of the lucky few who managed to get their hands on a Pontiac G8, you should be proud. The vehicle truly is a strong testament to fine engineering and forward-thinking in the automotive market, despite its early discontinuation. In a way, part of the excitement of cars comes from the fact that you never know what is going to be the next big thing, and what is going to fade into legend.

At HP Motorsports, we are always thrilled when a unique piece of machinery, such as a G8, rolls onto our lot. It provides us with not only a chance to admire and honor the vehicle but also improve its capabilities. From custom motors to power adders, there is always a way for us to find how to take something great and make it greater.

Want to know more about the services our Katy high performance auto tuning specialists can provide? Contact us today and we’d be happy to give you a free, customized estimate.


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