Sorry, but is not a "rebadged GTO". It looks nothing like my GTO.All that is, is a rebadged GTO. It's a really nice looking car, but I just can't stand that they detuned and lowered the hp to only 361hp I'm sure people, for the most part, are gonna like this version of the "GTO" better then the one they just canned cause of it's bland look, but they could have at least kept the hp/tq the same, JMO
Sorry, but is not a "rebadged GTO". It looks nothing like my GTO.
The 04-06 GTO is based off the Holden Monaro which is no longer made.
The G8 is based from the Holden Commodore and the 361hp in the G8 GT is from it having a 6.0 L76, not the 400hp LS2, it is still an LS family motor though. When the G8 GXP is released it will have the 6.2L LS3 and a 6spd manual. FWIW, my GTO only has 350hp, I have an 04 with the LS1.
Go test drive a G8, it will impress you. It's like nothing else pontiac has put out in some time. It has muscle car perfomace and the road manners of a BMW. Those aussies sure know how to make cars!
^^There is the problem that the GTO's had, the dealerships killed them. The 04's rarely sold for sticker or less for the first several months, that burned everyone and now if you look hard enough, you can still occaionally find a brand new 06 on a dealer lot. Many dealerships are doing the same to the G8 with huge markups. If history repeats itself, wait a bit and go pick one up at invoice with a huge GM rebate! Both are awesome cars, even at my 5000' elevation, I spin the tires shifting to 2nd and 1st is a joke at sea level. If you dont mind a used car, 04's with under 50k miles can be had for under 20 grand.