Monday, April 02, 2007

HB Ride Spotting: Holden Commodore SS V-Series

It's been a while since I have seen something on the street worth posting, but this is a not everyday car. This is the Holden Commodore SS V-Series, spotted in downtown Birmingham, and it will be the basis for the 2008 Pontiac G8.

Is this significant? Some people have argued that Pontiac is irrelevant and has run it's course (new Torrent, anyone?), but this could be the kind of car that revitalizes interest in the brand. If it's fast, high-quality, and not woefully inefficient, it has a good chance of doing that. It does not have the visual flair of a Chrysler 300, but everyone who wants one has one at this point anyway.

Like Wrestlemania, this is not everyone's cup of tea, but if it finds its audience there's hope for the brand, and it will sprinkle halo dust around the rest of the line like the Solstice does. If it misses the mark like the recent GTO...well, they just can't afford to miss the mark. Hopefully it will be a good car.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
Sorry I can publish a comment under my name but I don't remember my login and password (my desktop at home does!).
I really like the car! I'd be interested in checking it out when the 2008 is out. It looks hot, but what's the interior like??
I miss you guys! Say hi to Noah for me.

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