The Pontiac G8 GT now comes with extra oomph and exterior mods thanks to SLP Performance. The installed supercharger helps the car realise 500hp. SLP calls it the Firehawk.

SLP Performance Parts is literally breathing new life into the rather dying Pontiac brand. SLP has strapped a supercharger into the Pontiac G8 GT, changed a few parts and called it a G8 GT Firehawk. The Firehawk name has a strong following with Firebird enthusiasts.

Taking the standard G8 GT V8 engine SLP added a supercharger, stainless steel exhaust system and a cold air induction system. All in all the package returns a power figure of 500hp (373kW). The wheels are 19-inch alloys which are painted in gun metal grey with P245/40R19 Potenza tyres wrapped around them. They run on a sports suspension system.

There is no mistaking this car for something other than a Firehawk modification. It comes fitted with a black SLP rear spoiler, Firehawk badges, faux leather portfolio, floor mats and Firehawk embroidered headrests.

All this is available to the keen Pontiac G8 GT supporter with an extra US$18,995 on top of the G8 price. A stronger brake kit will add US$4,995 to that price.


Gallery: Pontiac G8 GT Firehawk by SLP