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Chevy SS prototype spotted wearing Pontiac G8 clothes


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Do not adjust your computer screen' date=' you are not seeing the rebirth of the Pontiac brand. General Motors has chosen to use a G8 to disguise a test mule for the latest prototype of the forthcoming Chevrolet SS. The G8 was closely related to the Holden Commodore and Vauxhall VXR, the platform upon which the new Chevrolet performance model will be based. It should come as little surprise, then, that GM has opted to use the cladding from the former G8.

Thought the front clip of this mule is pure Pontiac, note the vents immediately behind the front wheel. That is a distinctive design hallmark of the Vauxhall VXR. Also note that this vehicle is right-hand drive, as the Holden and its Chevy counterpart will be very closely related. That likely includes potential drivetrains. The spy photos of this mule also reveal very wide rear tires, and rear wheels that do not match the fronts.

Production of all three vehicles is set to begin in Australia in late 2013. Click below to check out the gallery of the test mule for Chevy's new rear-drive performance vehicle.

Link to article: http://www.autoblog....iac-g8-clothes/

I want a Chevy SS more and more every day. Especially now I know that I can bolt a G8 bumper on it! :D

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Meanwhile, the aussies wonder why we like their Commodores in such a strange look. :lol:

The old VE SS-V looked pretty much similar to the G8, just no Pontiac badge. I dunno if that was created pre or post G8 though


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Ironically, the SS-V was made because of the G8 getting axed. So yes, those pretty much are G8 front clips.

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