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2010 Pontiac G8 ST: The Initials Stick

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2010 Pontiac G8 ST

2010 Pontiac G8 ST

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The winning name for the Pontiac sport truck shown at auto shows earlier this year is a simple one: G8 ST.

Pontiac announced this morning that its 2010 light-duty truck would wear the initials it bandied about when it first showed off the V-8-powered two-door truck. In the meantime, it's been running a naming contest on the Web to see if car pundits and enthusiasts could come up with better.

One of the names that cropped up often? El Camino, a nod to the Chevrolet model from the 1960s and 1970s that's a clear ancestor of the new Pontiac truck.

The G8 ST goes on sale late next year as a 2010 model, and with its 361-horsepower engine, Pontiac says it will hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. It shares the G8 sedan's basic running gear in front, but in back there's a 73.9-inch cargo bed that's good for 1,000 pounds of payload. The G8 ST also will tow 3,500 pounds, Pontiac says.
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  1. Ew.
     
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  2. Instead of bringing the unbelievable G8 wagon, they bring the El Camino. Is this a joke or just plain sabotage?
     
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  3. I still dont understand why bring this in as a Pontiac. Why not a GMC or even at the least a new El Camino. Since when in recent memory did Pontiac sell a pick up truck? Bob Lutz must of fallen and hit his head on this one.
     
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  4. Really I'm shocked. Who does GM think is going to buy this? My prediction. Off the market in 2 years.
     
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  5. Um.. am I in the twilight zone? How much do they expect the six people that might be interested in this monstrocity to pay for it? I really like the G8 sedan, but this thing is just ridiculous.
     
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  6. Here in Canada self employed people can write off pick-up trucks 100% against taxes. I would much rather drive the G8 ST than a lumbering half ton or a pathetic Ranger. While I agree this product comes out of left field, I think there is a place for it in the market.
     
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  7. JKD, Wagons don't sell in the US, look at Magnum. Dave, I agree with you it should be a Chevrolet. Tom and DM, you may be right on sales volume but then again look at how many El Camino's were sold thru the years. If it's not priced too high they may sell. Do you all know this isn't actually a Pontiac anyway, they are the Holden brand from Australia marketed as Pontiac's as was the GTO of late.
     
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