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2010 Pontiac G8 ST Concept Review

November 2008
Filed under: PONTIAC Car News | PONTIAC Headlines

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The 2010 Pontiac G8 ST is a dramatically different vehicle that blends the performance of the G8 sports sedan with the cargo capabilities of a light truck. It significantly stretches Pontiac’s commitment to style and performance and is expected to arrive in dealers’ showrooms in late 2009.

Pontiac ramps up the excitement for the production model with a concept vehicle upgraded with accessories that inspire enthusiasts about the possibilities of this distinctive vehicle. In fact, this concept incorporates many parts that will likely be offered by GM Accessories when the G8 ST hits dealerships.

Highlights of the concept vehicle include:
Liquid Hot exterior color with enhanced clear coat
Lowered ride height
Custom 20-inch wheels
Leather-trimmed seats with red inserts
G8 GXP steering wheel with red inserts
G8 GXP shift knob with red inserts
Custom interior trim kit (proposed GM Accessories part)
Hard tonneau cover (proposed GM Accessories part)

The G8 ST concept is powered by a uniquely configured 6.0L small-block V-8, rated at 361 horsepower (269 kW) and 385 lb.-ft. of torque (522 Nm). It features GM’s Active Fuel Management technology, which allows the engine to switch from V-8 power to four-cylinder operation during light-load driving conditions, enhancing fuel economy. The transmission is a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic.

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