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Old 06-06-2007, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default 2008 Pontiac G8 Update; Standard/Optional/Colors K-Pow Blue?

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SELECTED STANDARD FEATURES

• Dual-stage front and side-impact
air bags with Passenger Sensing
System
• Head curtain side-impact
air bags
• OnStar 1-year Safe & Sound Plan
• StabiliTrakฎ stability
enhancement system
• Daytime Running Lamps and
automatic lamp control
Interior
• Highly bolstered front bucket seats
with power adjustment
• Driver Information Center
• AM/FM stereo with CD,
XM Satellite Radio
• Remote Keyless Entry
• Programmable power door locks
Mechanical
• Rear-wheel drive
• 3.6L VVT V6 with 261 hp
• True dual exhausts with chrome
outlets
• 5-speed automatic transmission
with manual mode
• 4-wheel disc antilock brake
system with vented rotors and
brake assist
• Full-function traction control
• Independent front and rear
suspension
• Trunk-mounted battery
• Variable-ratio power steering
Exterior
• Intermittent front windshield wipers
• Projector beam headlamps
• Fog lamps
• 18-inch aluminum wheels

SELECTED OPTIONAL FEATURES

• Seating options: leather seating
surfaces, heated seats, two-tone
inserts
• Dual-zone electronic
climate control
• Audio options: 230-watt system
with color display
• 6.0L V8 with 362 hp with Active
Fuel ManagementTM
• 6-speed automatic transmission
with manual mode
• Limited slip differential (standard
on GT; not available on Base V6)
• 19-inch aluminum wheels (optional
on GT only)


AVAILABLE EXTERIOR COLORS

K-Pow (Blue)
Ignition (Orange)
Evoke (Gray)
Red Hot (Red)
Phantom (Black)
Nickel (Silver)

UPDATE

I noticed quite a few people asking about a manual transmission. Here is your answer from GM:

The base G8 model receives a 3.6L DOHC V-6 with variable valve timing, rated at 261 horsepower (194 kW). It is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.

The G8 GT is powered by a uniquely configured 6.0L small-block V-8, rated at 362 horsepower (270 kW) and 391 lb.-ft. of torque (530 Nm). A six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is standard and features the fuel-saving Active Fuel Management system, which enhances fuel economy by alternating between eight- and four-cylinder power. An optional six-speed manual transmission will be available soon after launch.

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/*...ad.php?t=49563 link to 10 pages of talk about the up coming G8 and even saw mention of a G8 GXP hmmmm
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Or you could just go to our sister board... www.G8Board.com and get all the info you want on the car.



Sorry, we've been on the G8 watch since the GMX282 platform has evolved, Holden penned it'* architecture, and bases the current Commodore off of it. The minute I saw that new Commodore, I knew I wanted whatever it came as, when starts production here.
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BTW, engine RPO'* are;

V8 = L76
V6 = LY7
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this is believed to be K-Pow Blue



it thats It I like it
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Looks like the same blue that Chevy has on the 06 Impy SS
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this is believed to be K-Pow Blue

if thats It I like it
Same here
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not sure ill be able to adjust to the 6.0 V8

Why did GM decide not to go with the 3800? I gotta problem with that one there.
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not sure ill be able to adjust to the 6.0 V8

Why did GM decide not to go with the 3800? I gotta problem with that one there.
Could you imagine how serious GM would be criticized if they used the 3800 in the G8?!!?!

Its a great engine, but its had its run, time for something more powerful and they needed to make a statement. The 3800 made a statement in 1992. Its going on 2008 now.
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Im going to miss the 3800, it has a lineage that you cant say for any other engine on the market. And why not keep it? The parts for it are everywhere, its easy to service, it has had years of refinement (sometimes not for the better), ect.

Id like to see a HUD on the G8. If several other of GM'* OLDER models had it, then their newer, fancier flagships should have them as well. If im going to have a fully loaded G8, I want as many bells and whistles as I can get.
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I agree with Boreas, It may be getting some age on it but the 3800 is still a great motor.

And another thing, not even a 5 speed with the V6? Something I wouldn't mind...
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