If you're already missing Pontiac, you only have to take a look at the new Holden Commodore SS V-Series Special Edition models as they're Pontiac G8s in everything but name. Now we already know that Holden's HSV E-series 2 may have used some Pontiac G8 parts. It was reported earlier this year that Holden was intending to produce a limited-edition run of Commodores (as the G8 was known in Australia) with leftover Pontiac parts.
The Commodore uses the G8's front fascia and hood but there are no Pontiac emblems on it. The faux-Poncho is available in two variants -- wagon and sport truck -- that were once considered for the Pontiac's market.
Powering the SS V-Series models are GM's 6.0-liter small-block V-8 underhood, mated to a six-speed manual transmission (an automatic is optional). The SS V-series Ute is the cheapest of the G8 trio at $41,500. Sedans start at $48,335 and wagons are priced from $50,000.