2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck
2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck. PONTIAC INTRODUCES SEGMENT-BENDING G8 SPORT TRUCK
NEW YORK The 2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck blurs the line between cars and trucks, creating an entirely new segment in North American automobile market. This dramatically different vehicle combines sporty handling of a performance coupe with the cargo capabilities of a light truck.
Based on the all-new Pontiac G8 sedan, the newest member of the G8 family of a longer wheelbase and cargo area to work or relax. G8 sport truck significantly stretches Pontiac’s commitment to style and performance and is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2009.
Pontiac never shy away from offering segment-defining vehicles, going back to the original GTO, said Jim Bunnell, Buick-Pontiac-GMC general manager. There is simply nothing else like the G8 sport truck on the road today, and we certainly believe that there are customers who are happy with a distinctive design capabilities, performance and cargo.
Another unique aspect of the new vehicle is the fact that it is named by the consumer. Starting today (15 March 2008), consumers under www.pontiac.com / namethiscar and put their name ideas. As an important part of the G8 family, we know that the sport truck is not fully describe the ability of the vehicle, the boundaries between sports car and the truck fled, said Craig Bierley, Pontiac marketing director. Because his fans will surely as unique as the vehicle itself, give them a voice in choosing a name that reflects the appeal. Winners will be announced 15 April Him.
G8 sport truck maintains the same exterior design with its namesake sporty sedan. Fender flares for 18-inch and wrapped himself attitude, great confidence. Roofline has a coupe-like profile that reflects the vehicle’s performance pedigree.
Doors, roof and exterior rear panel of the B-pillars are unique from the G8 sedan. The outer body panels give the vehicle an elegant appearance. Wrap-around tail lamps and rear hinged doors hide the statue looks to add. A color-coordinated, soft tonneau cover to hide and protect the goods in the cargo area from the weather.
Exciting sport truck draws its strength from the same powerful 6.0L V-8 engine used in the G8 GT. It delivers 361 hp (270 kW) and 385 lb.-ft. (522 Nm) of torque. The combination of six-speed automatic transmission and Active Fuel Management technology provides both car like fuel economy and the 0-to-60 unexpected 5.4 seconds.
While the performance numbers respectable by sports car standards, the G8 sport truck offers flexibility unlike that of a sports car. A region (1878 mm) 73.9-inch cargo has 42.7 cubic feet (1208 L) of cargo space and a durable composite bed vessel. It also can carry a payload of more than £ 1074 (488 kg) and tow 3500 pounds (1,600 kg) trailer.
G8 sport truck is based on the architecture of rear-wheel-drive is the same as the G8 sedan. However, the sport truck’s body structure is reinforced in key areas in order to support the cargo and towing duties. More than 60 new components are added to strengthen the structure. Compared to the sedan, the length of 118.5 inches (3009 mm) wheelbase is approximately four inches long and six inches longer overall.
Suspension and wheels
A four-wheel independent suspension with electronic stability control provide confident handling, whether a weekend home improvement supplies or towing a pair of personal watercraft on the lake full.
Steering gear is removed from the front axle line to feel, fast straight. The front of the truck sports a stabilizer one mm larger than the sedan, and the rear suspension has been enhanced to support the load without adversely affecting handling.
G8 sport truck running on 18-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with P245/45R18 summer performance tires. All-season tires are available. An optional Sport Package includes 19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with P245/40R19 summer performance tires.
Brakes and steering
Sport truck shares the G8 GT four-wheel disc braking system with a 12.64-inch front and 12.76-inch rear rotors. 1.0-inch front rotors while the rear rotors are 0.87 inches thick. Twin-piston front calipers and vented rotors and alloy calipers with single-piston alloy rear vented rotors are standard, like ABS. ViaSponsored Links:
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