Hurst Performance Pontiac G8 in the Works
The announcement was made by Ron Flint, Hurst's president, during an event held at the Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan. According to the plan, Hurst will build only 52 units of their interpretation of the G8, poised to be "a modern-day version of George Hurst’s Executive Hot Rod."
For the creation of the car, Hurst teamed up with “Doc” Watson, George Hurst's partner "back in the days". In his honor, Hurst will built ten Pontiac G8 convertibles to be used as parade and special event cars.
“Doc started all of this with George back in 1960 with Hurst Performance Research. His Hurst H.O. Pontiacs have stormed drag strips and main streets across the country for 50 years,” Nate Shelton, Hurst chairman said in a release. “There could not be a better time to honor Doc and the legendary Pontiac marque.”
“If we combine the wisdom earned through the heritage of past Hurst vehicles with the vision of globally beneficial vehicles, we will not be living through the death of the Muscle Car,” Watson added. "Rather, we will see the birth of exciting, passion-filled performance vehicles – vehicles that will give new meaning to lean, mean, and environmentally clean machines. It’s a new machine age, and Hurst will be first once again.”
Official details, pricing and ordering information are not available yet, but they will be brought to public knowledge on August 1, via the manufacturer's official website.