Easily the best thing to come out of the now-defunct Pontiac brand in recent memory was the G8 sports sedan – based on the Australian Commodore. Not only was it an impressive performance machine, but it gave North America a taste of just how good a job Holden is doing down under.
Looking to satisfy that appetite, General Motors will reportedly re-introduce the rear-drive sedan in 2013 as a 2014 model year car. According to GMInsideNews, internal documents regarding the development of the car (code named 'SS Sedan') now have it listed as an approved program.
Delayed several times, the new launch date is designed to follow with the introduction of a new Commodore in Australia.
With the Pontiac brand now gone and no indication from General Motors to revive it, look for a Chevy bowtie to grace the grille of this new rear-drive machine.
Caprices, if done right (kind of digging the police version pic I saw on here awhile back), have the potential to make me happy... My buddy's dad back in high school had a Caprice Classic station wagon. That thing was a sled. We loved it. I could do something like that with an LS3 or 7 in it... On 2nd thought, probably have to be a 7 from lugging all the extra weight around.
Good news...I've got a 2009 G8GT, done a few minor mods and think it's really a very good all-around car. Handles well, "goes" good, and stops well, and is comfortable. Better speakers, some added lighting options, a cold air system (Roto-Fab), sound deadening, and a "few" other additions and I'm pleased. That said, I'm still looking forward to finishing the '65 GTO with the 461 CI and turbo 400. Still have the '68 that needs atttenion. Too much to do....and not enough time or money.
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