The Pontiac G8 GXP isn’t the fastest car you can buy for the same amount of money, or even the fastest sedan you can buy with 400+ horsepower that’ll hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds (similar to a 2005 BMW M5 for reference). There are all kinds of European super sedans that are just as fast, if not faster…but they’ll all drain your bank account faster than a 22 year old trophy wife with a Louis Vuitton habit. The G8 GXP however, is powered by an American 6.0 liter LS3 V8 that’ll make donuts till the cows come home AND it doesn’t have a fancy self leveling air bag suspension (cough cough AMG E63) or turbos that are harder to replace than Batman’s parents (ahem, RS6). What it does have is some ridiculous Pontiac styling and an interior sourced from the leftover plastic at the McDonalds beverage lid factory and power..sweet..raw…American…power, assembled by Aussies. Find this 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP offered for $19,500 in Hattiesburg, MS via craigslist. Tip from Ramjet.
The Pontiac G8 was a Holden Commodore covered in Pontiac badges (and body cladding) imported to the US market from Australia for only two years, 2008 and 2009. There was a base V6, a V8 powered GT model, but the good stuff was saved for the GXP, a MY2009 only LS3 powered brute available with […]
The Holden Commodore is a full sized sedan built by GM’s Australian subsidiary that was (for a precious few years) imported into the USA as the Pontiac G8, and currently as the Chevrolet SS. The Commodore has always been a rear-wheel-drive monster, but the VE generation (2007-2013) brought new lunacy in the form of an […]
The Pontiac G8 was a rebadged Holden Commodore imported to the US market from Australia for only two years, 2008 and 2009. There was a base V6, a V8 powered GT model, but the good stuff was saved for the GXP, a MY2009 only LS3 powered brute available with a 6-speed manual or auto gearbox. […]