Pontiac G8 GXP
In a desperate attempt to revive its performance image, Pontiac decided to import Australian-built Holden cars and re-badge them as Pontiacs. The first was the GTO and the second was the G8.
Pontiac thought that a rear-wheel-drive sedan will help them fight their European competitors. The G8 was a good idea and with Pontiac’s redesign and small-block V8 engines, it was quite an effective performance sedan, too.
The base engine was a solid 3.5-liter V6 delivering 256 HP. But the real deal was the G8 GXP with 6.2-liter V8 and 415 HP. Also, they offered the G8 with high levels of standard equipment, as well as a long list of optional extras.