SEMA Show to see the new Pontiac G8 ST Concept

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2008

Since the Holden-based Pontiac G8 ST isn't due to turn up at the showrooms before late 2009, General Motors (GM) decided to maintain the excitement with the unveiling of a supposed concept variant fully loaded with factory accessories at this week's SEMA Show.

Features of GM-accessorized Pontiac G8 ST Concept comprise of a custom red paint job with improved clear coat, lowered ride height, big 20-inch alloy wheels, leather-embellished seats with red inserts, personalized interior trim kit, G8 GXP steering wheel and shift knob with red inserts and a hard tonneau cover (a.k.a. a bed cover for a pickup truck).

The Pontiac G8 ST Concept preserve the production model's 6.0-liter small-block V8, rated at 361 hp and 385 lb.-ft. of torque (522 Nm).

The V8 unit underlines GM's Active Fuel Management technology, which permits the engine to switch from eight-cylinder to four-cylinder operation during light-load driving conditions, improving fuel efficiency.

The Pontiac utilizes the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. According to Pontiac, the production model has an acceleration rate of 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.4 sec. For more news check out or SEMA Show section!

Press Release

2010 Pontiac G8 ST

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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