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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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Comments (16)

 MikeJonze MikeJonze
That is Gay, with a capital 'G'
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August 17, 2008 3:29 am
 plasma_cluster plasma_cluster
some sour lemons love the pontiac trucks and some of us love the BMW trucks. shows the difference in class and income.
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August 15, 2008 4:54 pm
 localized 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.
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August 15, 2008 3:12 pm
 phobos phobos
yes..because your brain is upsidedown..this is a great car
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August 15, 2008 8:30 am
 upsidedown upsidedown
I will probably vomit on or near this car if I see it in person
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August 15, 2008 6:55 am
 unknownuser 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.
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August 15, 2008 1:21 am
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
this is a really popular ute here in australia... but its known as da holden commodore ute insted...
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August 15, 2008 12:38 am
 unknown unknown
and it can tow 3500 lbs! lol
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August 14, 2008 9:50 pm
 Joe_Limon 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.
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August 14, 2008 9:01 pm
 trevor-k trevor-k
with stupid ideas like this its no wonder why gm's stock price was the lowest it has been in 22 years.
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August 14, 2008 8:51 pm
 alessandro alessandro
Is a mandatory to have speedy lorry somewhere?
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August 14, 2008 7:21 pm