An Australian view on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Pontiac G8 GXP sets Nürburgring lap time

November 26th, 2008 Posted in Australia, GM, Lap times, Manufacturer testing

Pontiac G8 GXP at the Nurburgring Nordschleife

A Holden Commodore SS, or more correctly, a Pontiac G8 GXP has been spotted testing at the Ring. The Aussie derived saloon, sporting Victorian number plates, has set a lap time of 8 minutes 30 seconds. The time was set by a GM engineer, not a professional racing driver, and looking at a list of Nordschleife lap times can count among its peers the Audi S5 (8:24), Nissan 350Z (8:26) and Honda NSX (8:38). Not too shabby considering the car’s US$40K expected price tag.

It’s pretty cool seeing Australian registration plates circulating at the Nürburgring too. Although seeing them on a “Commodore” was not quite as surprising as seeing some Vic plates on a Camaro back in April.

Check out the Jalopnik link below for more images of the big Aussie sedan in action.

Source: Jalopnik via

  1. One Response to “Pontiac G8 GXP sets Nürburgring lap time”

  2. By Michael on Nov 27, 2008

    Interesting fact;

    Camaro was plated WHH-011 and the G8 WHH-016 so are there a number of other cars like these over there? No doubt.

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