Actually, none of them will. If they are tuned FOR high octane then yes they will run higher timing. They dont "advance it" on thier own, unless of course you've been running horrible gas and pinged it into the low octane table. The calibration in the G8GT is setup to run on 87 octane and achieved the 361HP on 87 octane BP fuel.Great article!! Most GM US ECUs will advance timing for octane. Will the processor on the G8? If yes I'm running 94, or maybe even miking in 10% 106 octane E85. I wonder how close to maxed out the injectors are?
thanks so much for the review, additional info, and great to hear about the seats being even better than the GTO's!-The fuel door, this thing is hilarious.. you push on it to unlock it and it springs open no more button. It DOES however lock when you lock the doors!
Note, typical V8 production nothing crazyWhat were your impressions of the V8's exhaust?
Inside & outside?
Addicted to the distinctive, heterodyne beat of V8 exhaust . . .
Generally (since inception in Australia) Commodore have been right hand side fuelling where Ford are left hand side.I am still ( more than a litte bit ) annoyed that
the filler is on the right side.
Virtually every gas station I have seen is set up expecting that the fuel filler will be on the left....
And in a busy station, pulling in on the ** LEFT ** side of a row of pumps - when almost every other driver is heading toward you - can be an issue...
(( sigh ))
Sounds great, we cranked the GT's stereo up pretty damn high with no distortion.Nice article! I do however have a question.
You told us the technical aspects of the stereo but how does it SOUND? The gto's stereo looked like it would sound good on paper but it sounded like crap! I'm hoping it sounds close to the stereo in my g6. Please tell me your impressions.