Six Cars That Could’ve Made It

Always root for the underdogs.

By Blake Z. Rong | October 22, 2012

Pontiac G8

The poor Pontiac sold as well as 50 Cent in Branson, Missouri, but it lives on: in one way or another. Its Holden matriarch has been rebranded as a Chevy Caprice, which can only be bought by police and government agencies. Ignored during its prime, the Pontiac G8 really only found popularity after its brand had been discontinued in 2009. Three variants were available--V-6, V-8 powered GT, and the Corvette-engined GXP with its standard six-speed manual--with the GXP having the possible added bonus of actually becoming collectible someday, considering that it was basically Pontiac's high-performance swan song.
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