The 3.6L V6 puts out 260 horsepower and is mated to a five-speed automatic. The more powerful G8 GT is powered by a 6.0L V8 that puts out 361 horsepower and 385 lb ft of torque. The V8 is mated to a six-speed automatic. Unfortunately no manual transmission is going to be offered. It’s too bad that the concept version teased us with the stick shift transmission.
According to Jim Bunnell, Buick-Pontiac-GMC general manager, the GT version is “the most powerful vehicle available for under $30,000.”
The G8 will be in showrooms early next year.
Pontiac Announces G8 Pricing
New RWD Performance Sedan to Start Under $28k
DETROIT – Pontiac today confirmed pricing for its new rear-wheel drive G8 performance sedan will start at $27,595 when it hits the streets in early 2008. The V-8 powered G8 GT will be available for $29,995.
“The G8 represents the next phase in Pontiac’s commitment to bring seductively designed, high-performance vehicles to the showroom floor,” said Craig Bierley, Pontiac marketing director. “Our dealers and customers have been anxiously waiting for this vehicle since we first showed it at the Chicago Auto Show in February, so we’re really excited to get this car on the street early next year.”
The G8 is powered by a 3.6-liter VVT V-6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission and comes equipped with a number of standard convenience and safety features, including StabiliTrak electronic stability control, six airbags and OnStar. The G8 GT ups the ante with a 6.0-liter V-8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and additional standard equipment.
Customers can get a closer look at the G8 at www.pontiac.com/g8.