By Gunnar Heinrich | IMG Special to ADL by Kevin Kusina
THE G8 GT was made for the weekends.
As practical and comfortable as the car proved to be for everyday use, the muscular sedan (check those wheel well arches) really earned its stripes, chops, and/or fuel by being every bit the slick boulevardier last Saturday night in New Haven.
The red in the test car’s finish seemed to glow incandescent against the Elm City’s sodium vapor and neon – i.e. – it pops.
I lost count of the number of BMW drivers that swiveled to check out the G8; which externally owes much to the München School of Design (start at the kidney grille and head back to the Hoffmeister Kink).
Intriguingly, throughout this shameless copying, the Pontiac manages to retain a character uniquely its own.
Kudos to ADL’s camera guy exemplar Kevin Kusina and his Chevy Trailblazer (an ADL crew car of sorts) which comes complete with brake pedal that gives the same kind of feedback that comes from applying firm foot pressure to a softening pumpkin.