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GM planned VE Commodore-based fifth-gen Pontiac GTO: report
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6th Aug 2013
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GM planned VE Commodore-based fifth-gen Pontiac GTO: report

Pontiac, the now-deceased subsidiary of General Motors, was working on a fifth-generation GTO before the car maker was killed off in 2009, it has been revealed. In a Road and Track magazine report, former GM vice-president Bob Lutz revealed Pontiac was working on a new four-seat GTO coupe based on the Pontiac G8, confirming development had progressed to the point of Pontiac building a full-scale clay model.
Alex Gibson
GM recalling 1.3 million vehicles
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4th Mar 2010
1 min read

GM recalling 1.3 million vehicles

Over 1.3 million General Motors compact cars are involved in a recall in North America due to a power steering problem which has been linked to 14 crashes and one injury. Approximately 905,000 Cobalt models are being investigated by the U.S. safety regulators after receiving over 1,100 complaints of power steering failures which include 14 crashes.
Matt Brogan
Commodore's Pontiac option
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13th Jan 2010
1 min read

Commodore's Pontiac option

Holden offered a special edition Commodore with the Pontiac's signature twin-snout grill last year, and because of a high demand the former G8 body will join the line-up permanently. After parent company General Motors dumped the Pontiac brand the Commodore SS V-Series Special Edition was made to clear the excess stock of the Pontiac fascia. Since the special edition has been so popular Holden has decided to make the body kit a $1000 premium over the regular SS V-Series.
Matt Brogan
GM cancels Holden global RWD platform
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16th Jan 2009
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GM cancels Holden global RWD platform

Overseas interest in GM Holden's billion dollar baby is no more, with General Motors global product development vice-chairman Bob Lutz announcing a halt to all future rear-wheel-drive large-car development for North America. The current Pontiac G8 sedan and Chevrolet Camaro were to be just the first of many Australian exports destined for the US market as part of a global portfolio based on the Holden-developed Zeta architecture.
George Skentzos
Pontiac G8 GXP laps 'ring in 8:30
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26th Nov 2008
1 min read

Pontiac G8 GXP laps 'ring in 8:30

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.
George Skentzos