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post #1 of 7 Old 11-29-2007, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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PONTIAC G8: A car so fast the PR guy sweats

Source: Autoweek.com - Mark Vaughn



The PR guy was either having a heart attack or was about to kill us. Maybe both. In either case, someone was going to die. He walked up, leaned into the window of the fabulous Pontiac G8 sedan we had just driven and paused, searching for words--and for air.



"These are [huff, huff], these are [wheeze] engineering prototypes," he said, in much the same way the guy in the grapefruit commercial says, "Grapefruit must be eaten in halves!"



Then he inhaled again and reiterated, "Engineering prototypes!"



And darn good ones, too, sir. He was apparently concerned that an engineering prototype was something under development and therefore not as completely and reliably bolted together as a regular production car. He needn't have worried about that. This was easily the best-handling Pontiac sedan ever made, engineering prototype or production powerhouse.



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It sounds like the writer really liked it.

Just imagine the reaction if they had the GXP version, M6 transmission, better looking wheels, interior color choices and some good looking exterior colors. The writer would of been having the attack before he even took it for a review drive. Just think of the commercials.


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A GXP with more ponies would be hawt!!

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WTF!

"A TR6060 six-speed manual will be offered in other countries but not in ours. Too bad. We think Pontiac ought to do it, if for no other reason than the flagship-sedan status."

No 6 speed manual? Are they stupid?

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WTF!

"A TR6060 six-speed manual will be offered in other countries but not in ours. Too bad. We think Pontiac ought to do it, if for no other reason than the flagship-sedan status."

No 6 speed manual? Are they stupid?
Has it not been said that we will get the manual next year?

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WTF!

"A TR6060 six-speed manual will be offered in other countries but not in ours. Too bad. We think Pontiac ought to do it, if for no other reason than the flagship-sedan status."

No 6 speed manual? Are they stupid?
Even the G8 concept website said the M6 will have a late availability, but it will be available.



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