2008 Pontiac G8 GT

Pontiac’s new 2008 G8 sports sedan has been revealed. The car is based on (rebadged) the Holden Commodore, which is sold in Australia.

Fortunately this will replace the ugly Grand Prix when it hits showrooms this August.

The car will come with two engine choices: 261 horsepower 3.6L V6 or the 362 horsepower 6.0L V8 that will be offered in the GT version. There will also be three transmission choices: five-speed auto in the base model and either a six-speed auto or six-speed manual in the GT.

The car rides on the same platform as the new 2009 Chevy Camaro and the next Chevy Impala.

All that I have to say is WOW! Between all three of the American brands, GM seems to be the brand with the most notable turn around. This and the new Chevy Malibu should help them turn things around, as long as the quality is up to par.