: Sound like the V0? New Z06 powered sedan



HiTechRV
02-28-08, 10:02 PM
Leave it to the boys at Holden:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/holden-to-introduce-z06-powered-commodore-sedan.html

ctsv154
02-28-08, 10:43 PM
Thats pretty sweet! I wonder if the G8 will get it eventually?

HiTechRV
02-29-08, 09:10 AM
Hoping it will be the G8 GXP. I bet this goes to SCCA for racing like the Z06 powered CTS-V did orignally.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
02-29-08, 10:04 PM
Wow. How come a GM company in Australia can make bad ass looking cars like that when all we get is a butt-ugly Camaro.

caddycruiser
03-02-08, 10:07 AM
Wow. How come a GM company in Australia can make bad ass looking cars like that when all we get is a butt-ugly Camaro.

Well, you're in the minority on that one (the Camaro), and you CAN buy that Holden here now...a.k.a. the Pontiac G8, built and shipped directly from Australia. There were to be more of the guts from these Holdens morphed into an Impala, etc., but they've had to change plans because a large arsenal of V6/V8 RWD cars simply won't work with the new mileage standards they have to meet soon. So, the G8, Camaro based off the guts, and maybe one or two other sedans will show up, including a new RWD Cadillac sedan to replace both the DTS and STS in one car.

And to clear up what's been said, yes the upcoming GXP model of the G8 will get the LS3 6.2L engine from the current Corvette. It's actually already listed in dealer systems, just won't be out until later or for the next model year.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/pontiac-g8-gxp-to-use-gms-62l-ls3-v8.html

91sonomast
03-02-08, 11:13 AM
I was reading that in my Motor Trend yesterday, pretty dang nasty!