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by George Skentzos

In recent times the Nürburgring has become the performance benchmark for sports cars around the world, and it seems Holden is no exception.

A Victorian-plated Pontiac G8 GXP has been put through its paces on the Nürburgring by GM development engineers – not a professional racing driver – and set a blistering unofficial time.

Despite its sub-$40,000 price tag in the US, the Australian-equivalent of the HSV Clubsport R8 managed a lap time of eight minutes and 30 seconds around the famous circuit.

 Pontiac G8 GXP laps ‘Ring in 8:30

In the realm of seven-minute supercars this may not seem at all impressive; however a current generation E60 BMW M5 has managed a best time of 8:13 around the circuit in the hands of a professional driver – and comes at more than twice the price.

Source: Jalopnik