Today, Pontiac released pricing details on the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP, effectively confirming that the vehicle that was once referred to as “The poor man’s BMW” is now making the slow and steady climb to simply “Detroit’s BMW.” Set to hit dealer showroom floors in February 2009, the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP will come equipped with a 6.2-liter LS3 small-block V8 engine capable of producing 402 horsepower and 402 pound-feet of torque. Pricing will start at $39,995, which includes both the $685 destination fee and the $1,700 gas guzzler tax. Standard equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, Pontiac has apparently decided to charge extra for the right not to be a total poseur on the track by choosing to offer the 6-speed manual option with a few stipulations, $695 of them, to be exact.
The EPA estimated fuel-efficiency is predictable for a performance sedan, expecting the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP to average 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway – but the average buyer in the market for a G8 GXP doesn’t give two rips (“two rips“? We had to make it SFW, stfu) about gas mileage anyway.
Pontiac today confirmed pricing for the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP will start at $39,995, including $685 destination and freight charges and $1,700 in applicable federal gas guzzler taxes. With 415 horsepower and 0-60 times well under 5.0 seconds, the G8 GXPs is the most powerful production Pontiac ever created and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission or an optional ($695) six-speed manual transmission. A $900 sunroof option is also available.
Final EPA fuel economy ratings for the G8 GXP are 13 miles per gallon in the city, 20 miles per gallon on the highway.