Echo - 2008 Pontiac G8 GT Long-Term Road Test

2008 Pontiac G8 Long Term Road Test

2008 Pontiac G8 GT: Echo

May 08, 2009

I've heard from so many places all during my life that American culture expanded over the globe like a shock wave. While a lot of folks have embraced elements of Americanism, others feel it's infringed on their own traditions.

The G8 coming to our shores is an echo of that shock wave in my opinion. The growling American styled meaty V8 packed under the G8's hood is a modern version of those great Motown muscle cars of years gone by.


Our G8 isn't as American as apple pie, however. Being an Aussie product, they've mixed Euro styling with the raw American muscle. In the end, it's really a convergence of cultural ripples from the US and Europe.

I had the chance to take this echo out on the streets last night. After a few full throttle blasts getting onto the freeways and casual around the town driving, I really like what I'm hearing.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer

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