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Old 10-10-2009, 09:51 PM   #99
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Well...I've loved the G8 since it came out, but waited for the Camaro, cause I'm a Camaro girl at heart. I got severely spanked by a G8 today at the track, and the owner claims that his only mod is a torque converter. My best time was a 9.22 @78.6mph (1/8mile) and his was an 8.41 @ 83mph.

I hate to say I'm a little disappointed that I will have to mod my car (adding thousands of additional dollars to an already expensive car), to make it competitive. That bites.

If he's got a converter, chances are he's also got a tune. A good converter makes a big difference off the line. You don't necessarily need to spend too much (around or less than $1000)...a Vararam intake and a tune (especially if you have an A6) will make a very noticeable difference. Add in headers/exhaust if you want more.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:04 PM   #100
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Well...I've loved the G8 since it came out, but waited for the Camaro, cause I'm a Camaro girl at heart. I got severely spanked by a G8 today at the track, and the owner claims that his only mod is a torque converter. My best time was a 9.22 @78.6mph (1/8mile) and his was an 8.41 @ 83mph.

I hate to say I'm a little disappointed that I will have to mod my car (adding thousands of additional dollars to an already expensive car), to make it competitive. That bites.
Dude was probably fibbing a little, who just does a converter?? I would say tune, CAI, converter...maybe headers/exhaust...

Don't be upset though, its just the way it is, the 'maro is what it is, its "OK" stock, but nothing special. A tune and CAI would be an easy way to wake it up for cheap. If you don't mind spending a few extra$$ get the ARH headers, you will find it is a night and day experience then.

Here is a video of me with just a tune and headers, it made a WORLD of difference, even though I only gained 42rwhp, with the tranny tune, it was WAY faster.

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Old 10-11-2009, 07:22 PM   #101
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Well...I've loved the G8 since it came out, but waited for the Camaro, cause I'm a Camaro girl at heart. I got severely spanked by a G8 today at the track, and the owner claims that his only mod is a torque converter. My best time was a 9.22 @78.6mph (1/8mile) and his was an 8.41 @ 83mph.

I hate to say I'm a little disappointed that I will have to mod my car (adding thousands of additional dollars to an already expensive car), to make it competitive. That bites.
You just need some extra track time, No new Camaro should be 9 sec. in the 1/8 mile.

with a converter he at least had a tune (I am guessing). tunes are known to turn this car from 13.6 to 13.2 (in some cases)
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:23 PM   #102
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thow in an intake and cat-back- and several G8s have dipped into the 12s
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:00 PM   #103
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Today, at the track, a couple G8's parked real close to me. At first, I thought they were GXP's, and I got a little excited. But they were both G8 GT's. One was stock and the other one had a few basic mods (all I can remember hearing was a CAI and a tune). But I think he may have had something else. It had basically the same mods as my Camaro.

I asked the owner of the stock G8 GT what his car had been running and he said "in the 14s." I watched the lightly modded and tuned G8 GT, and it ran 13.5 @ 104 mph (on a clean run with pretty much no wheel spin). His corrected times would be in the 13.3s.

The DA was around +950 ft. (temps in the 70s with 60+% humidity).

My L99 Camaro (CAI, GMPP mufflers, and tune) was running in the
12.9x's @ 108-109 mph. My corrected runs would have been in the 12.7s.

It was pretty fun. The G8's GT's looked real nice.

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Old 10-21-2009, 03:03 PM   #104
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The G8's do not look good in many of the pictures I have seen. But since I owned both a GT and GXP version, I can tell you they look much better in person than in print.

I have also driven an SS manual. The GXP does feel faster than the SS. As many have said, it is just the gearing. I'd even venture to say that the GXP feels almost as fast as my CTS-V.

EDIT: my GXP had an aftermarket intake and a mail order tune - no delay in the throttle blade opening when I floored it.

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Old 10-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #105
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you they look much better in person than in print.


Our G8GT is a damn nice looking car.... Looks even better with aftermarket wheels!
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:56 PM   #106
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I saw a Pontiac G8 GT in front of an HEB grocery store earlier this year. It was the first time I had seen one and had only heard of them about 4 weeks prior to seeing this one. I was walking into the store when I spotted it and I absolutely had to stop and gawk for a few seconds. Damn good looking car. The 4 doors fit this car very nicely. It was designed to be a fast 4 door car, unlike a certain automobile that Dodge did a "retro" on a few years ago.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:21 PM   #107
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The Pontiac G8's are pretty good looking. What is really good looking is the car Pontiac should have imported, the Commodore SSV.


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Old 12-27-2009, 12:10 AM   #108
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I am a newbie here, but not to the car forums.

I came to this site tonight to check out the latest on the new Z28 that is being talked about. It appears that there is nothing really concrete right now, but my ears and eyes are wide open.

I did a quick search on the G8 GXP, of which I am a very proud owner, and I really want to say how much I appreciate the amount of 'love' and respect the GXP has gotten on this site. Our cars are really brothers, one brother has 4 doors while the other has 2 doors. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the folks down under in Australia who had a big part in producing our fine automobiles.

The answer to the question that started this thread is really very simple. Between the M6 Camaro and either A6 or M6 GXP it is basically a drivers race. My best time to date in a completely and totally bone stock car (only thing done was drop the tire pressure to 25 lbs. on the rear tires) is a 12.933 @ 107.70, however this was done on a cold night with negative DA. I am sure you guys know that the DA can make 2.-.3 difference in your times. We have our own problems in our G8 forums dealing with the 'which is faster the A6 or M6', which can get real interesting.

Anyhow, I do apologize for bumping an old thread, but I just wanted to thank the Camaro owners for the class most have shown when posting about the Pontiac G8 and G8 GXP.

Here are a couple of pics. I do so love blue. I have gotten several comments about how nice the G8's look. Lately some real hot looking gal about 25 years old told me how nice the car looked. Well, either she meant it, or she was looking for a fat old bald headed man, who has that "I've been married 30 years" look in his eyes, to give a mercy compliment to.



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Old 12-27-2009, 02:02 AM   #109
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I would love to have a blue one too. welcome- You are on the G8 boards too. I recognize your name.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:39 PM   #111
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You just need some extra track time, No new Camaro should be 9 sec. in the 1/8 mile.

with a converter he at least had a tune (I am guessing). tunes are known to turn this car from 13.6 to 13.2 (in some cases)
Actually, it wasn't track time I needed....it was the fuse pull. The very next weekend after I got beat by that G8, I went back to the track and ran an 8.45. Wish he would have been there that weekend!!!!
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:16 PM   #112
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Too bad you can't get an LS3 auto Camaro. Or too bad you couldn't get a GXP with a manual and lauch control.
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