While hope springs eternal, it wasn't too long ago that Lutz said:
"The G8 will not be a Caprice after all. I'd mentioned it, and said we were studying it, giving it a serious look, because a car like the G8 was just too good to waste.
"That's all still true. But I have to say that, with my new "marketing" hat on, upon further review and careful study, we simply cannot make a business case for such a program. Not in today's market, in this economy, and with fuel regulations what they are and will be."
And good old Fritz said:
"We've been looking at it for police applications. As for whether or not it's broader than police applications, I am not a believer in re-branding and re-badging. We've been talking about in terms of potential police applications and we'll leave it at that."
Maybe something really changed in the last three months, but I doubt it. They couldn't make a business case for it a few months ago and the head of the company said he didn't believe in rebranding and rebadging, but maybe they now see the light?
09 PBM G8GT Prem & Sport
DBA 4000 Series Slotted T3 Rotors
Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads
GM & Pontiac Badge Delete
V8 6.0 Litre Emblems
Rear Mufflers Deleted (replaced with straight pipes)
01/09/10: Fontana - 13.187 @ 106.67 MPH (DA Corrected - 13.036 @ 107.91)
Mulholland run 4/19/09