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Pontiac G8 Interior Up Close

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Pontiac’s new G8 performance sedan was one of the most significant debuts at the Chicago Auto Show, and any enthusiast going to the show should check it out. If you can’t make it, no problem; this photo blog of the car’s interior will bring it to you.

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The G8 GT show car features a pale yellow dashboard covered in leather. The dash’s symmetry is really nice, but the color and material combination is for the auto show circuit only.

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The grippy, thick-rimmed steering wheel fell perfectly to hand. It features baseball-style stitching and a squared-off bottom.

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The Blaupunkt audio system hints at the G8’s Australian roots. Below it are the controls for the dual-zone automatic air conditioning system.

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The manual shifter is nice and short for quick gear changes and is available with the V-8; the V-6 model comes only with an automatic.

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Two-tone leather seats will be offered, but the yellow inserts you see here will be replaced with blue or red ones in production models.

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The G8’s headlights are operated by a knob on the dash as opposed to a steering column stalk. Very Euro.

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Mike Hanley has more than 20 years of experience reporting on the auto industry. His primary focus is new vehicles, and he's currently a Senior Road Test Editor overseeing expert car reviews and comparison tests. He previously managed Editorial content in the Cars.com Research section. Email Mike Hanley

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