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Hurst Performance Announces High Output Version of Pontiac G8


Hurst Performance Vehicles is looking to send the Pontiac brand out with a bang as it prepares to launch a high output version of the G8 sedan. In collaboration with automotive legend "Doc" Watson, Hurst will build 52 G8 models models complete with superchargers, suspension modifications, custom interior, wheels, a Hurst shifter and, of course, the company's iconic white/gold and black/gold colors.

The Hurst/Pontiac G8 H.O. will be a modern day version of George Hurst's "Executive Hot Rod."

Along with those G8 models, Hurst will also build 10 G6 Convertibles.

"Doc started all of this with George back in 1960 with Hurst Performance Research. His Hurst H.O. Pontiacs have stormed drag strips and main streets across the country for 50 years," said Hurst Chairman, Nate Shelton. "There could not be a better time to honor Doc and the legendary Pontiac marque."

Over those 50 years Watson is responsible for bringing over 80 different performance vehicles (both for the street and the track) to life.

Specifics like power output and price are not yet available but will be made public on August 1st on the Hurst website: www.hurst-performance.com

More: Hurst Performance Announces High Output Version of Pontiac G8 on AutoGuide.com
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This is pretty cool news. I'm sure that like the SLP G8 Firehawk it will cost an arm and a leg. The folks who can afford one will be pretty lucky though. It harkens back to the days of the Hurst SSJ Grand Prix of the early '70's. I still love the look of those cars! The artist renderings look very sharp, and I like them better than the G8 Firehawk.

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I'd like to think it was my idea
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hmm cant wait to see if hurst will produce the parts there using on the G8 ...id take a shifter if they produce em

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This is great! This kind of stuff will only elevate the "Legend & Lore" status of all our cars thereby positively impacting the value.

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Good news, but i thought G8 production already ended? Was there something i missed in the article?
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Oh man thats HOTT! I may have to build a clone.
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Good news, but i thought G8 production already ended? Was there something i missed in the article?
These will be done just like the SLP Firehawks.

They'll take a standard GT and convert it.
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I'd like to have one, but I'm sure I won't be able to afford it. Should make a nice collector car though. I told the wife yesterday at dinner that I think we should buy another G8...she was like WHAAAAT? I told her she could take mine and I'd get a GXP, but I think I would rather have one of these. Local dealer has a really pretty Stryker Blue GXP sitting there along with 4 or 5 other GXP's.


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These will be done just like the SLP Firehawks.

They'll take a standard GT and convert it.
Aw hell. For a moment i thought that the last few G8s were going to be Hurst modified G8s...

Shot down again...
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That is pretty cool. My dad had an 83 Hurst Olds back when I was a kid. Lots of good memories of that car. Since then I've always been a fan of Hurst cars.

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If you read the article on AutoGuide.com it says they will make 52 2010 G8 and 10 G6 verts with this Hurst package. This doesn't makes sense considering they aren't making a 2010 of either model. Where will they get the donors? Dealership lots as been reported all G8's have been delivered?

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The Hurst/Pontiac G8 H.O.
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Nice....wondering what the price on these will be!?! Not that I would be able to afford one anyway. But....nice!
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Hurst Olds lol.

Those pics remind me very much of the Hurst Oldsmobiles...

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Thats sooooo coooolll!!!!
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H.O. Always stood for High Output. But I know you guys knew that and were just fooling.
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Looks cool. If I had the money for either the G8 Firehawk or the G8 H.O., I'd take the Hurst.
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[wheels turning in brain] Maybe I should keep my GT bone-stock and prep it for trade-in instead.[/wheels turning in brain]
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i don't understand. are there going to be any 2010 G8s?
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