Says GM. The Pontiac G8 is one of General Motors freshest faces at least here in America but recent rumors have suggested that the superb sports sedan wont be around in another five years. Pontiac has apparently heard enough from the rumor mill, and has decided to step in to clear things up. According to the Pontiac Under Ground blog, GMs performance brand has no intentions of killing off the G8. Moreover, plans for two more G8-variants the G8 GXP and G8 ST are still on, with the high-performance GXP model expected to hit the market by years end. Despite the claim that the G8 is here to stay, the Australian-born sedan could still be on life support. The previous rumor had the G8 running its current life cycle, with no replacement planned beyond 2013. With stricter emissions regulations set to kick in right about that time, the G8 could still be a one and done, even if new models are planned over the next year and a half. The G8s future seems hazy, at best, right now, so its pretty difficult to know for sure what GM has planned for its performance sedan. However, GM has developed a Buick model based on the G8 with a 2.0L turbo four for the Chinese market, so its quite possible new powerplants could keep the G8 alive in the U.S.