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Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac G8, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#65 of 1278 Re: 2008 or 2009 Holden-Pontiac Grand Prix....(formerly rumored G8) [rockylee]
Feb 06, 2007 (9:36 pm)
I read today that they are ditching the Grand Prix name for G8......so you will have G5, G6 and G8. Thats right GM follow Ford and take a classic name like Grand Prix and the hundreds of thousands of them sold over the years and throw it away. Maybe I am old fashioned but the American car companies are trying to be like Audi (A4, A6, ect) instead of just being who they are. If GM revamped the Grand Prix (and kept the name) and positioned it to compete with the Charger the Japanese could not touch it. Instead it will take 2 years for people to figure out the G8 is the old Grand Prix and for GM to educate the consumers and that translates into more sales for the Accord and Camry and Sonata. GM: don't ditch the Grand Prix name. Ask Ford what happens when you ditch a recognizable nameplate for a new one that nobody has ever heard of or cares about....
#66 of 1278 Re: 2008 or 2009 Holden-Pontiac Grand Prix....(formerly rumored G8) [tyger1906]
Feb 07, 2007 (1:29 am)
No offense but when I think Grand Prix, I think of really bad FWD 80s and 90s cars. Not a 4-door Grand Touring German/Japanese luxo car killer. The G5, G6, G8 monikers bring a little bit of class to the nameplate.
Grand Prix also conjures mullets and cheap beer!
#67 of 1278 Re: 2008 or 2009 Holden-Pontiac Grand Prix....(formerly rumored G8) [paisan]
Feb 07, 2007 (4:01 am)
The G8 will have the GT which is 362' hp.
A GXP with 400+ hp via 6.0 or 6.2 VVT V8
I've also read that a special limited edition model to have 502 hp. is in the works. That would be great because then Cadillac, would almost be forced to put the 600 hp. version of the supercharged LS-7 in the CTS-V
#68 of 1278 mullets/beer/name
Feb 07, 2007 (4:02 am)
but darnit! if life isn't about mullets and cheap beer, then what is it aboout?!
#69 of 1278 Re: mullets/beer/name [creamcitian]
Feb 07, 2007 (4:06 am)
Well it's about having a stump for a family tree! haaaaaa.
#70 of 1278 power
Feb 07, 2007 (5:49 am)
People are now complaing about a car having "only" 362hp? I cant believe this. This car has more power than the CTS, M45, G35, STS, RL, etc. I think 362hp is more than enough considering this car's price point. 0-60 should take no more than 5.5secs which is faster than the 300C. Plus it offers a manual tranny.
I like this car a lot and dont see much to complain about at all.
#71 of 1278 A bit disappointed in the hood scoops
Feb 07, 2007 (9:49 am)
They look a little cheesy to me and break up an otherwise clean design IMHO.
Otherwise, great job GM!!
#72 of 1278 Re: A bit disappointed in the hood scoops [pmvi]
Feb 07, 2007 (10:07 am)
I have seen conflicting information on release date. One source says Augsut this year and other sources say early 2008. Anybody any more info?
#73 of 1278 Re: A bit disappointed in the hood scoops [guy1974]
Feb 07, 2007 (11:44 am)
official GM release says next year unfortunately.
#74 of 1278 Re: A bit disappointed in the hood scoops [pmvi]
Feb 07, 2007 (11:59 am)
Ditto. The small spoiler on the back is tasteful--I can deal with it. The hood scoops are just too much.
I hope they offer the big engine without the hood scoops.