One of the stars at this week’s Australian International Motor Show in Sydney is the station wagon version of the Holdon Commodore, which Holden calls the Sportwagon. It is built on the same wheelbase as the sedan and is quite sporty in appearance. It will be offered with the same powertrain choices as the sedan, which includes a 6 liter V-8 of 361 hp. It’s pegged as being about four inches shorter than a Dodge Magnum and two inches lower. Insiders expect the wagon to make it to the (...) More
Holden revealed today the first Pontiac G8 engineering prototypes. The G8 will be available in Pontiac dealerships in the United States in early 2008. Production for G8 will begin in late 2007, with a capacity of 620 cars per day.
After Pontiac unveiled the 2008 G8 at Geneva Motor Show there were rumors about Gt version coming in 2008. The G8 GT based on GM’s all new RWD architecture and is a close sister to that of the Holden Commodore. The GM Source reports that the G8 GT will be priced under $35.000: "According to our sources the 2008 Pontiac G8 GT is expected to come in under $35,000 msrp." The G8 GT will be powered by GM’s small block 6.0l V8 that has a maximum output of 362hp and a peak torque of 391 (...) More
As you know, Pontiac has gone down under for their next sport sedan and picked up the Aussie icon Holden Commodore- a smart move indeed. But where does the future lie for this Aussie rebated sedan in our beloved United States?
Take a trip down over to the United Kingdom and drivers are going to be treated with the Vauxhall VXR8(a rebadged Holden HSV Clubsport R8,) , which boasts a breathtaking 6.0 liter 420 bhp V8 powered engine. This is enough power to bring the Holden Commodore VXR8 from 0-60 faster than an Australian can drink a Victoria Bitter Beer- under 4.9 seconds. Top speed is yet to be released but there is no doubt this car is capable of pushing over 170 mph with the speed limiter removed.
Holden confirmed North America as the VE Commodore’s first port of call on an export world tour that will include the Middle East, South Africa and China, first revealed by drive.com.au yesterday. Holden boss Denny Mooney announced North American export plans for the Australian-made VE Commodore as part of a deal with General Motors’ Pontiac brand that is said to be worth as much as $1 billion annually to Australia’s largest automotive manufacturer. The export vehicle will be built in (...) More
Pontiac just unveil the G8 sedan at Chicago Auto Show and there are allready rumors that a station wagon version is soon to be launched. The base G8 model receives a 3.6L DOHC V-6 with variable valve timing, rated at 261 horsepower (194 kW). It is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.
The 2008 Pontiac G8 performance sedan is built on GM’s new, global rear-wheel-drive architecture. With the input of Pontiac and GM North America, the G8 was developed in Australia, under the direction of Holden’s engineering department. Taking advantage of GM’s global centers of engineering expertise, a series of vehicle architectures are being developed that can be easily adapted to the unique vehicle requirements of various regions. For example, global truck architectures are being (...) More
Confirming its commitment to style and performance, Pontiac introduced a show car version of an all-new, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2008 Pontiac G8 will be available in dealerships early next year.