It's a little early for an April Fool's Day joke, so we're going to go ahead and report on the surprisingly cool 2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck ($TBA). First things first — we're going to have to do something about that name. This is the next generation El Camino. Period. So let's make it official. Pontiac has set up a site for guys to submit naming ideas. Like our compatriots at Jalopnik, we are officially supporting the El Camino moniker. So click on over and tell Pontiac what this thing is going to be called. Ok, back to the new truck-car. The 2010 El Camino, based on the Pontiac G8 GT sedan, will feature a 361-hp 6.0-liter V8 (good for a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds) and can handle up to a 1,300-pound payload and tow up to a 3,500-pound trailer. Extras include 18-inch wheels, four-wheel independent suspension with electronic stability control, and a 230-watt Blaupunkt AM/FM/six-disc CD changer with MP3 integration. [More Photos]
Just when you thought trucks couldn’t get much cooler, here comes something like the F-250 Super Chief Concept ($TBD) to blow that thought out of the water. It carries super-bold styling that “underscores the design and innovation that will define all Ford vehicles going forward,” a supercharged V-10 that can run for 500 miles between fill-ups on hydrogen, E85 ethanol or gasoline, and an interior full of high-grade materials like American walnut, brushed aluminum and rich brown leather. Add to that some state-of-the-art safety equipment, and you have another show vehicle that we’re begging Ford to put into production.