The 2016 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck is going to be production vehicle of the concept presented in 2008 at New York’s car show. Back then, it looked incredible and impossible for realization. Sport truck, with performance and appearance of the sport car, is clearly great innovation, so we will wait eagerly to see this truck rolling on the streets. It shares most features as G8 GT car, so it is very interesting to see this mix. However 2016 G8 ST is going to be packed with strong engines, but on the other hand its comfort is in par with luxury sedans. This vehicle could be part of the new segment in automotive industry, with sporty handling of regular car and cargo carrying capabilities of the trucks.
2016 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck engine
Under the hood of the 2016 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck will be 6.0-l V8 beast. Output of this monster is 361 hp, or 270 kW, and 385 lb-ft of torque (520 Nm). Drivetrain is paired with 6-speed automatic gearbox. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we are sure that both 2WD and 4WD modes are going to be offered. With active fuel management technology feature, both performance and fuel economy are boosted, especially on highway. According to early information, acceleration of the new G8 ST is going to be incredible. Some rumors say that truck can spring to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds.
2016 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck design
This vehicle is truck, but if you can’t see bed, looking frontal, anyone would think it is regular car. That makes 2016 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck so interesting. In the front G8 ST is almost the same as G8 GT car. However, 74-inch long bed makes it being ute. Wheelbase is also longer than at sedan. Inside there is a lot of features, characteristic both for cars and trucks. Dual zone air conditioning system, electric powered windows and mirrors, comfortable passenger seats, are just some of many. Infotainment is boosted with Bluetooth connectivity, driving is easier with cruise control, and security is upgraded by including theft deterrent alarm. Safety is improved, and now new Pontiac G8 ST has air bags with passenger sensing system, side thorax air bags and safety belt pre-tensioners.