The 2009 Pontiac G8 GT is a high-performance four-door sedan. The vehicle is able to produce up to 355 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 4,400 pounds-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. A division of General Motors, the Australian car maker Holden manufactures the vehicle.
With four inches in bore and 3.6 inches in stroke, the eight-cylinder engine of the G8 GT can displace 364 cubic inches of air at a compression ratio of 10.4:1. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.48 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile in 13.96 seconds at 104.53 mph. The G8 GT features independent front suspension for the front wheels, gas-pressurized front shocks, rear coil springs and independent multi-link suspension with an anti-roll bar for the rear wheels.
Auto-locking doors, cruise control, automatic dual-zone front air conditioning, remote engine start and illuminated entry come as standard. Some optional convenience features are sunshades, the day-night rearview mirror and a mini overhead console. The driver can adjust his seat in eight directions. The car can seat up to five people.
With a fuel tank that can hold up to 19 gallons of fuel, the G8 GT gets 15 miles per gallon in cities and 24 mpg in highways. This gives the vehicle a maximum range of 456 miles on a highway. The car weighs 3,995 pounds without any passengers and can tow up to 2,000 pounds. It has 114.8 inches between the centers of the front and rear wheels and is 196.1 inches long. The car is 57.7 inches tall and 74.8 inches wide.
The car has a rear lip spoiler, body-colored door handles and rocker panel extensions as standard exterior features. In addition, the customer can replace the standard 18-inch wheels with optional 19-inch ones.