MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Pontiac SLP Firehawk

MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Pontiac SLP Firehawk

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135810 / 2009 Pontiac G8 GT Firehawk %20GT%20Firehawk/135810 Immaculately maintained and rarely driven, this final-year G8 wraps a supercharged LS3/6-speed drivetrain in the comfort of a large, well-equipped sedan. Fully documented, it’s 1 of only 34 2009 G8 GTs massaged by longtime GM tuner Street Legal Performance. And, as 1 of only 2 2009 G8 Firehawk GTs finished in Stryker Blue Metallic, it’s as attractive as it is quick. Want some modern, top-of-the-line muscle that has showroom-fresh appeal, but skips the inflated window sticker? This sweet Poncho is the bargain you’ve been waiting for! As you can tell from our high-resolution photography, this substantial Pontiac is a well-maintained cruiser that, judging by appearance, has spent most its 1,445 miles basking in sunny summertime bliss. Under the hood, you’ll find a world-class GM Gen IV small block that, straight from the factory, utilizes a cast aluminum block, high-flow heads and an LS3 intake to turn 6.0 liters of combustion into 361 horsepower and 385 lb./ft. of torque. That award-winning mill is a thrilling companion for any car guy who has a pulse, and SLP’s calculated tweaks are a constant reminder that it doesn’t take much to coax scary speed out of GM’s tried and true overhead valve technology. In fact, according to SLP, their Dyno-proven setup creates a solid 560 horsepower! Behind that engine, a 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission spins standard, 2.92 gears. Braking is provided by 6-piston SLP calipers, which squeeze drilled and slotted rotors. Turns come courtesy of a variable-ratio power rack-and-pinion setup. Spent gases flow through SLP’s stainless PowerFlo Exhaust system. At the corners, Firehawk-spec wheels twist 245/40R19 Bridgestone Potenzas. And the car maximizes its power thanks to a stiff SLP Sport Suspension Package. Encapsulating the renewed spirit of the Pontiac brand in a world class sports sedan, this G8 is the perfect fit for any collector who loves showroom-fresh speed. Call, click or visit for more information!

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2009 Firehawk Supercharged Pontiac G8 Options installed by Second Stage Manufacturer: SLP TVS 1900 500HP Series Supercharger Package SLP Superflo Stainless Steel Axle-Back Exhaust System SLP Blackwing Cold Air Induction System SLP Sport Suspension Package Flat Black Painted Hood and Grill Surrounds Painted Lower Fascia Grill Inserts (Body Color) SLP Rear Spoiler Painted Flat Black Firehawk 19" 5-spoke, Gun Metal Painted Alloy Wheels w/ Machined Spoke Face and Firehawk Logo Center Caps Firehawk Badges Firehawk Car Cover Firehawk faux Leather Portfolio Firehawk Birth Certificate Firehawk Numbered Dash Plaque and Key Fobs Firehawk Floor Mats Firehawk Embroidered Headrests Competition Brake Package Build # 001 6.0L V8 w/ 6speed Automatic Transmission We offer a wide variety of vehicles at Maclay Motors, from fuel-efficient daily drivers to tire-shredding, high-horsepower muscle, and a bit of everything in between. We can help you find the car you've been looking for, and we can help you find a way to finance it. Come by our showroom and see us in person. Visit us on the web at or give us a call at 1-850-877-2600