The Top 10 Pontiac V8 Cars You Need to Know

10. 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP

The G8 GTX's 415-horsepower LS3 V8 engine made it the most powerful version in 2009. The G8 couldn't survive Pontiac's downfall despite strong sales.

09. 1977 Pontiac LeMans Can Am

The Can-Am's W72 400-cubic-inch V8 couldn't match the performance of classic muscle cars, but it still thrills. Can-Am production ended when the rear spoiler mold broke.

08. 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

When compared to base models, the 2002 Trans Am WS6's small block 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine produced 325 horsepower.

07. Pontiac GT-37, 1971

Despite lacking the GTO Judge's appearance, the GT-37's optional V8 engine produced over 335 horsepower, winning drag and street races over unwary competition.

06. 1969 Pontiac Trans Am

John DeLorean designed the Trans Am to outhandle muscle cars. 335 horsepower was standard in the original Trans Am's 400 cubic inch L74 Ram Air III engine.

05. Pontiac Firebird 400, 1967

With a V8 engine capable of producing 325 horsepower and minor updates in 1968, the 400 model was the king of the Firebirds, appealing to those desiring top-tier performance.

04. Pontiac Catalina 2+2 1965

Fortunately, the Catalina's most potent engine, the HO Tri-Power 421 cu in V8, produced an astounding 376 horsepower, propelling the 2+2 up to 125 mph on highways.

03. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

The Bandit add-on kit, which cost $550 to $1,150, added gold elements to match the black exterior and a gold steering wheel and console to the inside.

02. 1964 Pontiac GTO

The 1964 GTO brought racetrack performance to American highways with its V8 engine and tri-power carburetor, sparking years of muscle car racing.

01. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

The GTO Judge featured important "The Judge" logos and stripes, as well as a 370-horsepower Ram Air IV V8 engine that topped 400 horsepower in some road tests.

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