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2009 SLP Pontiac G8 GT Firehawk Review

March 2009
Filed under: PONTIAC Car News | PONTIAC Headlines

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SLP Pontiac Firehawk offers the all-around powertrain performance, superior handling and braking, with headturning styling and value, true to its distinctive nameplate.

Following in the footsteps of SLP's famed Firebird Firehawk is a daunting challenge. But one test drive will convince skeptics that the 2009 Supercharged Firehawk has recaptured and refined the special magic of the first generation Firehawk.

Available only on the 2009 G8 GT in any factory color, the Supercharged Firehawk's performance and curb appeal are enhanced by a positive displacement supercharger, using the same technology as the supercharger GM supplies on the new ZR-1 Corvette, and highlighted by an aggressively styled flat-black painted hood treatment, reminiscent of early Muscle Cars.

To compliment Firehawk's front-end appearance, the rear deck lid spoiler benefits from subtle but effective styling revisions, including a flat black paint finish. Helping transfer Firehawk's power-to-thepavement are Bridestone's P245/40R19 Potenza RE050A Pole Position tires* and the lightweight Firehawk 19"x8" 5-spoke alloy wheels.

Note: These tires are required for the Firehawk alteration and are included with Pontiac's RPO Code PDX '“ Sport Package.

Throughout Firehawk's development process, our objective was to engineer the very highest quality performance, handling and braking improvements that would provide the performance enthusiast with a well-balanced package. Not only will Firehawk outperform its competition, it's built to ensure long-term customer satisfaction.

Depending on the driver, road surface conditions and outside air temperature, the Supercharged Firehawk will generate 0-60 mph times of 4.3 seconds and 1/4 mile times of 12.6 seconds @ 115 mph, based on preliminary testing.

Every Firehawk begins life as a Pontiac G8 GT. When Firehawk production begins on April 1, 2009, G8 GTs are shipped to SLP's Toms River, NJ facility where they will be converted into Supercharged Firehawks, dyno-tested, and available for pick up or delivery.

Firehawk Standard Content Includes:
'¢ SLP TVS 1900 500 HP Series Supercharger Package
'¢ SLP PowerFlo® Stainless Steel Exhaust System
'¢ SLP Blackwing® Cold Air Induction System
'¢ SLP Sport Suspension Package
'¢ Flat Black Painted Hood and Grille Surrounds
'¢ Painted Lower Fascia Grille Inserts (Body Color)
'¢ SLP Rear Spoiler Painted Flat Black
'¢ Firehawk 19" 5-spoke, Gun Metal Painted Alloy Wheels w/Machined Spoke Face and Firehawk Logo Center Caps
'¢ Firehawk Badges
'¢ Firehawk Car Cover
'¢ Firehawk Leather (faux) Portfolio
'¢ Firehawk Birth Certificate
'¢ Firehawk Numbered Dash Plaque and Key Fobs (2)
'¢ Firehawk Floor Mats
'¢ Firehawk Embroidered Headrests

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