2009 Pontiac G8 GXP review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 17 March 2008 , 13:03:10 byVeronica

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Pontiac G8 GXP

Pontiac revealed its new model, the G8 GXP sedan at the New York Auto Show. This 2009 model will join the Solstice, G6 and Torrent GXP models in Pontiac dealerships later in 2008. Under the hood, the G8 GXP sedan features a 6.0-liter V8 engine capable of developing 400 horsepower and 546 Nm of torque. The LS3 engine has an aluminum cylinder block with cast-in-place iron cylinder liners. New pistons were designed for high-rpm performance. The new Pontiac G8 GXP sedan is expected to deliver 0 to 60 mph performance of around 4.7 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 13.0 seconds at 108 mph. All the output will be transferred to the wheels through a new 6-speed Tremec TR6060 manual transmission offered as optional on the G8 GXP. This features a host of refinements including premium gear synchronizers, stronger gears, housing and bell housing, a single piece counter shaft and machined gear teeth. The standard Hydra-Matic 6-speed 6L80 automatic transmission is technologically advanced and robust. The result is strong launch acceleration along with tall overdrive ratios that lower engine rpms for better fuel economy and reduced noise. The four-wheel independent suspension is fully adjustable and is tuned for the highest performance in the G8 family. The front suspension features fully adjustable caster, camber and toe; the rear suspension has fully adjustable camber and toe, for more precise tuning. The G8 GXP sedan rides on 19-inch polished aluminum wheels with a special machined face. Combined with the suspension and steering enhancements, this setup gives the sedan exceptional cornering grip. Interior materials consist of satin and chrome trim and high-quality textured materials throughout. The seats provide firm support to hold occupants in place during aggressive cornering.