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Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac G8, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#247 of 1278 still not until January ( sigh )
Aug 03, 2007 (7:26 am)
Pontiac Beefs Up High-Performance Offerings With New 2008 Torrent and G6 GXPs
Date posted: 08-02-2007
DETROIT — General Motors revealed details of what's to come with the new Pontiac G8 performance sedan this week, saying the lineup will "offer a V6-powered base model and a V8-equipped GT model." The Pontiac G8 is the automaker's first North American application of GM's new global rear-wheel-drive architecture. It will arrive in showrooms in January.
Who had hoped to test drive one a little earlier.....
#248 of 1278 Re: still not until January ( sigh ) [rayainsw]
Aug 03, 2007 (12:40 pm)
they seem to have "forgotten" to offer a manual transmission on the G8. maybe for 2009?
#249 of 1278 Re: still not until January ( sigh ) [elias]
Aug 03, 2007 (2:22 pm)
What? Where do they say THAT?
#250 of 1278 V8 manual trans.
Aug 03, 2007 (4:45 pm)
GM said, back in February, that a 6-speed manual would become available for the V8 - just would not be available in N.A. right at launch:
"The G8 GT is powered by a uniquely configured 6.0L small-block V-8, rated at 362 horsepower (270 kW) and 391 lb.-ft. of torque (530 Nm). A six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is standard and features the fuel-saving Active Fuel Management system, which enhances fuel economy by alternating between eight- and four-cylinder power. An optional six-speed manual transmission will be available soon after launch."
#251 of 1278 Fuel tank in the trunk again?
Aug 05, 2007 (11:46 am)
I would LOVE to buy this car when it is released, preferably they way it looks in the UK or Australia without all the Pontiac ticky-tacky bits GM insists on here in the US. BUT most of all, what will kill sales of the G8 in this country, and will send ME running from the Pontiac dealer in frustration, is if they put the bloody fuel tank in the trunk again, giving the vehicle less load carrying capacity than a Hollywood starlet's handbag on Oscar night. Oh GM, hear my plea, and figure out the crash regulations with some engineering, not a "workaround"!
#252 of 1278 Re: Fuel tank in the trunk again? [nojets]
Aug 05, 2007 (1:01 pm)
if they put the bloody fuel tank in the trunk again
Huh? How many sedans DON'T have the fuel tank in the trunk? Where else would you put it? There is certainly no room under the hood with the engine, nor under the floor of the passenger compartment. Under the trunk is all that's left. It is/was in the trunk of my Alfa, Bimmer, Accord, Lincoln, Mustang, Benz, etc.
#255 of 1278 Re: Fuel tank in the trunk again? [qbrozen]
Aug 06, 2007 (6:45 am)
How many sedans DON'T have the fuel tank in the trunk? Where else would you put it? There is certainly no room under the hood with the engine, nor under the floor of the passenger compartment.
Most, actually. Under the rear seats is popular. Most cars are front-wheel drive, so there isn't a driveshaft to deal with. Plenty of space under the rear seat but ahead of the rear axle.
Rear wheel drive cars that also have independent rear suspension, like the G8, do have a driveshaft to deal with, but its not moving up and down with the axle. So they can use an under-seat "saddle tank" that bridges the driveshaft.
And then there's the Honda Fit, a tiny car that puts its tank under the FRONT seats. Does wonders for cargo volume in the back. Well protected too.
#256 of 1278 Re: Fuel tank in the trunk again? [actualsize]
Aug 06, 2007 (7:52 am)
It may START under the rear seat, but I don't think it is entirely located there. I'm pretty darned sure you'd find it is under the trunk, as well. I don't believe a 20 gallon tank would fit under the rear seat of my Accord. I'd have to get under to check, but I'm willing to bet it is both.
The Fit's tank is entirely under the front seats? How is that possible? I mean, where do the rear passengers put their feet? And where is the filler neck?