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Pontiac G8 Coming Back to Life as a Chevy is reporting that three GM sources have confirmed that the Pontiac G8, a rear-wheel drive sports sedan that packed a V8 engine under its hood, is being resurrected as a Chevrolet in the United States from the Holden Commodore, the Australian GM subsidiary. The new Chevy lacks a name, according to Motor Trend.

Pontiac G8 a Great Sports Sedan

The first thing to stress is don't confuse the Pontiac G8 with the Pontiac GTO that preceded it by a couple of years. The Pontiac GTO was rightly nicknamed the Goat. It was a horrible car. The Pontiac G8, last available here as a 2009 model before Pontiac's demise, was a rear-wheel drive sedan that harkened back to the glory days of the ‘60s when Detroit was pumping out classic hot rods.

According to, three GM sources have confirmed the Australian-built sedan will re-appear on the U.S. market as a Chevy in the coming year. And it won't be called Impala. "We have a good name for it," smiled one of the sources. [What do you think a good name for the Pontiac G8 would be as a Chevy? – Comment below.]

The Pontiac G8 was nicknamed the "Thunder from Down Under" and rightly so. Thunder is the right word to describe the acceleration of the G8 GT that I tested back in 2009. The exhaust positively rumbled under hard acceleration from the 6.0-liter V8 engine that produces 361 horsepower and 385 lb. ft. of torque in this almost two-ton vehicle. That’s a lot of torque and it helped the G8’s accelerate from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds. says the new G8 will appear once a mid-cycle refresh has been accomplished on the Australian Holden Commodore.

BTW, the picture is just a bad photo representation of what a Pontiac G8 would look like with the Chevy Bowtie on the grill.