The GTO name may not exactly fit their new naming scheme, but I can see them still using it. Whereas names like Grand Prix and Bonneville attach thoughts of crappy interiors and not so much "driving excitement", the GTO still gets respect. But yeah, calling the G8 a GTO would be just like Dodge calling their new Charger ... a Charger. And that's just wrong.It's not a GTO and doesn't match their new naming scheme.
Man, I had forgotten about that whole deal. The dealers killed it before they'd sold one. It would be interesting to see how many more sold of the lot if the dealers hadn't been marking them up like crazy. At least that means us gearheads can get them cheap now.The other thing is GM stuck GTO on the last one in hopes it may get people into dealerships to buy the car... whether or not it did is another question as most dealers tried required they anally rape buyers wives and get their first born.
being a dodge guy myself i will take a G8 GT over the Charger R/T. Charger SRT-8, well that is a different story. I hope this one does better than the "GTO" they brought over. Those can be picked up super cheap right now, even the 400hp 6.0L version. I believe GM is finally starting to "turn the corner" that has been talked about for the past 20 years it seems......
Faster versions are already available here (hsv clubsport and for the UK vauxhall vxr8 ) so it's probably just a matter of time. The clubsport does 0-100km in a fraction under 5 seconds, while the stock v8 one is quoted at around 6 people have extracted much better times from it.
Man, I had forgotten about that whole deal. The dealers killed it before they'd sold one. It would be interesting to see how many more sold of the lot if the dealers hadn't been marking them up like crazy. At least that means us gearheads can get them cheap now.
You don't think that will happen again with the G8 do you? This cars getting just as much hype built up behind it as the GTO, and is projected to sell much better. I really hope Pontiac dealers don't go and shoot themselves in the foot again.
Idk, Lutz seems pretty intent on making Pontiac the "performance" branch. I think even a G8 GTP or whatever would still be cheaper than any of the Cadillac offerings, and probably not as fast as that supercharged CTS.thedguy said:I question GM letting a faster G8 to be sold as it could compete to much with Cadillac.