Autosavant Interview with Brian Shipman, Pontiac G8 Product Manager

By Brendan Moore


I had the opportunity yesterday to speak at some length with Brian Shipman. GM’s person in charge of the Pontiac G8 program. Brian was also the product manager for the previous Holden import, the Pontiac GTO.

Mr. Shipman was gracious and forthcoming in his comments.

We spoke about both cars, as well as the new G8 performance model, the Pontiac G8 GXP. The audio interview is approximately 13 minutes in length.

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Author: Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore is a Principal Consultant with Cedar Point Consulting , a management consulting practice based in the Washington, DC area. He also manages Autosavant Consulting, a separate practice within Cedar Point Consulting. where he advises businesses connected to the auto industry. Cedar Point Consulting can be found at

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  1. That’s a great interview

  2. I think they should have named it something else too. The GTO name means too much to the fans, and it is too rigid in definition.

  3. Very interesting. It’s great to get the insider’s view of a car. I’d like to hear from the Pontiac Solstice manager, so he might talk about the coupe and future engines.

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