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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 AM
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I was really hoping for something impressive; the tease has been long enough that we were right to expect the LT1 and M6, and some beautiful colours (colors for my American friends). Disappointing.

On the flip side, this makes me realize what a bold move it was for Pontiac to launch our cars when they did. In 2008, this was truly a revolutionary bold new vehicle introduction. We know, we've been driving and enjoying them for years.

GM just has a knack for sucking the life out of something like this. Why oh why did they pick this colour for all the press release shots? The Aussies had the sense to pick the copper/orange/black SSV for their launch. I'm not trying to offend those with silver cars, and I love the G8 in silver. But if you're building up hype like this, launch the car with a colour that is bold and makes a statement. For crapsakes, there's a pace car sitting RIGHT THERE in blue with white Daytona stripes, and it looks like it only made in into some shots by accident.

Anyway... bit of a rant, and in a way, this is a testament to how solid the platform is.


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