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2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck is Named: G8 ST

 2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck is Named: G8 ST
2010 Pontiac G8 ST

It is still a year away, but General Motors has chosen today to lift the lid on it's new sport truck, the Pontiac G8 ST. GM had run a “Tame the Name” campaign leading up to today and after sifting through 18,000 submissions, Pontiac chose to keep the label simple.

El Camino proved to be the most popular submission amongst fans due to the model's resemblance to the classic Chevrolet.

“We actually thought very long about El Camino,” said Bierley. “In the end, we felt it was more appropriate to honor the El Camino’s unique place as part of Chevy’s heritage and not use that nameplate on a Pontiac.”

The G8 ST is derived from the Holden Ute, power comes from a 361hp V8 engine which allows the Sport Truck to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 5.4 seconds. Thanks to its six-speed automatic transmission and Active Fuel Management system, it also boasts some of the best fuel economy figures in its sector.

The cargo bed measures 73.9-inches giving it a cargo space of 42.7 cubic feet, it is able to carry a payload of up to 1,000 pounds (453 kg) and tow capacity is rated at 3,500-pound (1,587 kg).

Pricing for the Pontiac G8 ST will be announced closer to its launch date.

Source: General Motors
Published Aug 14, 2008 2:00 pm By Clinton Deacon
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MikeJonze
That is Gay, with a capital 'G'
Aug 17, 2008 3:29 am
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localized
It could also be gay with an accent over the "a".
Aug 25, 2008 3:28 pm
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plasma_cluster
some sour lemons love the pontiac trucks and some of us love the BMW trucks. shows the difference in class and income.
Aug 15, 2008 4:54 pm
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Joe_Limon
and some carfan ppl are so stupid they think that bmw makes trucks. hahaha
Aug 15, 2008 6:23 pm
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localized
Will it be mandatory to have a mullet and blast Journey while driving this flashback? They should throw some rear facing seats in the cab so I can re-live the 80's. Anyone remember the Brat. Oh wait...I moved out of the trailer park and have no need for this GM atrocity.
Aug 15, 2008 3:12 pm
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DeleteThisAccount
Never lived in a trailer park, never experienced the 80's, never sat in the cab of a pickup, but I do agree with you. The not so far future will read like this "Jimbo and Billy-Bob go bust as GM is sold to China-Auto for scrap metal".d
Aug 17, 2008 11:28 am
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phobos
yes..because your brain is upsidedown..this is a great car
Aug 15, 2008 8:30 am
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upsidedown
I will probably vomit on or near this car if I see it in person
Aug 15, 2008 6:55 am
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unknownuser
Question: How is it that the amazingly creative name of 'G8 ST' could have been one of the 'most popular suggestions' (according to GM), when their nifty 'Tame The Name' website did not allow for NUMBERS to be entered as part of the name??? Hmmm???? Obviously the whole contest was a farce - they had the name chosen before hand.
Aug 15, 2008 1:21 am
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BabyMilo
this is a really popular ute here in australia... but its known as da holden commodore ute insted...
Aug 15, 2008 12:38 am
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Joe_Limon
most of us know, the Pontiac G8/GTO was based on the Commodore in the first place.
Aug 15, 2008 12:48 am
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unknown
and it can tow 3500 lbs! lol
Aug 14, 2008 9:50 pm
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Joe_Limon
yup, just enough to manhandle a trailer with quads, dirt bikes, snowmobiles etc.
Aug 14, 2008 11:02 pm
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Joe_Limon
I love this pontiac. I am seriously considering it to be my next vehicle, all the sportyness of a car with the ability to throw stuff in the back. And I love the way it looks.
Aug 14, 2008 9:01 pm
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trevor-k
with stupid ideas like this its no wonder why gm's stock price was the lowest it has been in 22 years.
Aug 14, 2008 8:51 pm
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alessandro
Is a mandatory to have speedy lorry somewhere?
Aug 14, 2008 7:21 pm
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