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    look familiar VXR8 fans?

    Pontiac-style
    not sure if I prefer it or not. the interior is growing a little on me after intially hating it though

    the site won't let me hotlink to the pics so you'll hae to read the full article and spec here:

    http://cartype.com/page.cfm?id=2410
    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

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    I wonder who owns Pontiac

    hate the front end. Much prefer the VXR8
    Its a jam thing

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    They're all just Holden rip-offs

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    ditch the chrome grille surrounds and that is pretty damn sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    I wonder who owns Pontiac
    exactly. seems a shame when one of (if not the) biggest car companies in the world can't produce a new car they have to keep rebadging an old one for different countries. i like how they go on in the article about how new it is and what makes it special, when anyone in the know will take one look and go "I'll bet that drives just like a VXR8"... and that they're probably right

    Quote Originally Posted by LordNikon View Post
    They're all just Holden rip-offs
    couldn't agree more, they should just keep the same badges and ship them over.. still cool though
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    Just a marketing ploy for the american market, and as stated all holden rip offs

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    Looks like a 3-Series from the pics. Looks nice but better with the Vaux badge on!
    I>< Silver Coupe ><I

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    "The Pontiac G8 is the first North American application of GM's new global rear-wheel-drive architecture developed by Holden, GM's Australian subsidiary."


    as taken from the link
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    6.0 Litre small-block v8 : 261 hp

    that cant be right? is hp not the same a bhp?

    cause thats pants if it is, you can get 260bhp out of a 1.8 corsa lol
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    Wayne:

    The base G8 model receives a 3.6L DOHC V-6 with variable valve timing, rated at 261 horsepower.

    The G8 GT is powered by a uniquely configured 6.0L small-block V-8, rated at 362 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque.
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