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 Pontiac Fiero was a redheaded step child living in the shadow of GM’s favorite son — the Chevrolet Corvette. This meant that the little perky mid-engine runabout only got a small V6 and never the V8 or the performance it deserved. Not today. Today, the Fiero gets to fly…FLY AWAY FREE FIERO FLY AWAY! […]
The first generation Boxster was Porsche’s first road-going mid engine car since the 914 and as such was bestowed with fantastic handling, grip, steering, controls; truly a sublime car to drive with gusto, particularly in the faster “S” trim. This next example takes the excellent chassis and shoves an all-alloy ‘Murican V8 behind the rear […]
The Mazda MX-5 Miata was launched in 1989 just as the classic two seat European roadster market was imploding. Sales of the MGB, Fiat Spider and Alfa Romeo Spider were either on their way down the drain or just heaping portion of Indian food away from splashdown. At the time it may have looked foolish […]
We at the Daily Turismo continue to profess our love of the E36 M3 for its handling, speed and low entry cost. This DT Flash entry stretches those assumptions a bit but we can’t help but be impressed by this car. Some creative lunatic took a 1997 BMW M3 and added a Corvette LS3 V8 […]