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PONTIAC G8 GT SEMA EDITION

Designed for enthusiasts who are passionate about performance, the all-new Pontiac G8 performance sedan – arriving at dealerships in early 2008 – is the first North American application of GM's new global rear-wheel-drive architecture. The V8-powered G8 GT SEMA Edition was displayed at the '07 SEMA Show with a host of tuner-inspired custom touches, including a hot orange paint scheme with matching leather seat inserts, door panels and instrument panel pad.

Under the hood is the production 6.0L V-8, rated at 361 horsepower (268 kW) and 385 lb.-ft. of torque (520 Nm). A six-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control backs the powerful small-block engine and complements a four-wheel independent suspension outfitted with unique 20-inch wheels and performance tires.

The G8 GT SEMA Edition car is equipped with production equipment that includes:

* Standard ABS and traction control augmented by high-performance HSV brakes
* Electronic stability control
* Seat-mounted thorax air bags and dual-stage frontal air bags for front passengers, with automatic passenger sensing system
* Roof rail side-impact air bags for both seating rows
* OnStar with available Turn-by-Turn navigation
* Power-adjustable front seats
* Fog lamps
* Quad polished stainless steel exhaust tips
* Rear lip spoiler


Augmenting the SEMA Edition is a series of modifications, including:

* Custom orange exterior paint
* Orange-accented interior components, including seat inserts, door panels and instrument panel pad
* Enhanced brake package with drilled and slotted rotors
* Lowered performance suspension package
* Twenty-inch wheels with performance tires

The G8 has a progressive styling package highlighted by strong Pontiac design cues, such as a dual-port grille, fog lamps, bold wheels and a confident, wheels-at-the-corners stance. The car's design accents Pontiac's performance lineage, with fenders that flare over the wheels, seemingly hugging the wide tires and enhancing its athletic stance.

Distinctive elements include hood scoops and front fender vents, as well as projector-beam headlamps housed in crystal-clear lenses. At the rear, taillamps feature bright detail work surrounding the red lighting elements.
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Shouldn't this read G8-GXP? Maybe, eh?

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Shouldn't this read G8-GXP? Maybe, eh?
GXP should at least be a LS3
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Aren't those just photochops of the Chicago Show Car?

Also the Oil Pressure read-out is in Bars.


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Wow - a production G8 with the SS-V interior and the HSV wheels/brake/suspension package.

Oh, wait, isn't that the Chicago show car just with different paint and interior colors

Still has the phone button on the steering wheel, is that for OnStar or does it really get some type of bluetooth?

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Aren't those just photochops of the Chicago Show Car?

Also the Oil Pressure read-out is in Bars.
I think they probably repainted it, since it is supposed to be at SEMA.
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Cool, are there any real pictures?
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Cool, are there any real pictures?
Just check back here every once in awhile. There should be some more updates by the end of the day.

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Ah, thanks mate!
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That is probably the best orange color I have ever seen on a car next to Brazen. It is about a million times better than the Ignition color they're going with.

Please, if anyone from Pontiac is reading add this color and orange interior accents for 2009. I will buy it.
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Cool, are there any real pictures?
http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/Comments/3666#cm

The color completely makes that car.
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Here's my pics from the show today of the "SEMA" G8:



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good post and great pics!

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ps: i love that color, reminds me of my gagt sct in fusion orange i had. i wish they would run fom on these cars!
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Too flashy for me.
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Damn 6 speed tease.
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Well I guess I was wrong. Still not sure why they wouldn't do something else to make it different from the Chicago car besides changing the paint. At least use HSV R8 rims.


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Too flashy for me.

yes i agree, way too much metallic in the paint for my taste. something more subtle like sunset orange for fusion orange would look good! i just have not seen an ignition that i liked yet. however i will most likely run white or graphite when i get mine.

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would these items make it better?

A. body color brake calipers?
B. detailed engine cover?
C. tinted windows?

The color is pretty flashy, but boy is it HOT.
I like the silver Pontiac emblems too.
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yes i agree, way too much metallic in the paint for my taste. something more subtle like sunset orange for fusion orange would look good!
I own Fusion/Brazen orange and it is anything but subtle. It turns heads everywhere I drive it and makes the car stand out. The color alone sold me on buying a GTO because it makes the car something to covet and unique.



The Ignition orange Holden replaced it with looks terrible in comparison. Too much red, too flat, and completely bland.

In fact the whole palette for this car leaves much to be desired for those of us who don't like blending in with traffic. I will probably wait until some more appealing combinations are added.

More colors like this tri-coat orange, Holden's Morpheous purple, Holden's Crunch yellow and even Holden's new green need to be offered for this car.

Dodge sure sells a ton of yellow, green and purple Chargers here. Give the G8 some eye-grabbing colors GM.
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