I'm gotsing a new car too......

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Postby Big Mack » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:19 pm

k-mart wrote:I think you answered your own question there.

People think they look cool so car companies assume they'll sell better if they've got stupid scoops and shit.


Yep, I agree, and I already knowed that. It still bugs me that they do that crap, though. Kinda like putting a big ass wing on a FWD car...

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Postby itzvic » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:18 pm

From this article I thought the car was going to be based off of the same car the GTO is based on.

I think they have the same number of doors, same drive train... different retro cool styling.

"The car is 186.2 inches long and rides on a 110.5-inch wheelbase. The wheels are 21s at the front and 22s at the rear, shod with monster 275/30 front and 305/30 rear tires, which should be able to corral the 400 horses from the LS2 6.0-liter V-8 engine powering through a six-speed manual transmission. The show car has a cobbled together chassis with an all-independent suspension, but if it makes it into production, it will use the so-called Zeta Lite architecture that will be shared with Holden in Australia. The good news for GM is that the architecture--while hardly cutting edge--is far more sophisticated than the live-axle Mustang. Insiders say that a $20,000 base model production car could use an inexpensive V-8 (the LS2 would come in a costlier model), so a V-6 version would be offered only to make the car easier to insure. The real car would have smaller wheels, but the overall diameter of the tires wouldn't be much changed. GM vice-chairman and product czar Bob Lutz apparently loves it and joked on the show stand "all I have to do is persuade this man"--referring to GM CEO Rick Wagoner--"to pay for it."
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Postby k-mart » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:59 pm

itzvic wrote:From this article I thought the car was going to be based off of the same car the GTO is based on.

I think they have the same number of doors, same drive train... different retro cool styling.

"The car is 186.2 inches long and rides on a 110.5-inch wheelbase. The wheels are 21s at the front and 22s at the rear, shod with monster 275/30 front and 305/30 rear tires, which should be able to corral the 400 horses from the LS2 6.0-liter V-8 engine powering through a six-speed manual transmission. The show car has a cobbled together chassis with an all-independent suspension, but if it makes it into production, it will use the so-called Zeta Lite architecture that will be shared with Holden in Australia. The good news for GM is that the architecture--while hardly cutting edge--is far more sophisticated than the live-axle Mustang. Insiders say that a $20,000 base model production car could use an inexpensive V-8 (the LS2 would come in a costlier model), so a V-6 version would be offered only to make the car easier to insure. The real car would have smaller wheels, but the overall diameter of the tires wouldn't be much changed. GM vice-chairman and product czar Bob Lutz apparently loves it and joked on the show stand "all I have to do is persuade this man"--referring to GM CEO Rick Wagoner--"to pay for it."



I believe that new Zeta Lite platform is the same one the new G8 is going to be built on and I think its the same as the latest Holden Monaro. So, that would make it a different platform than the GTO. *I think.*
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Postby Penguin4x4 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:11 pm

The 04-06 GTO's used the V platform (same as the Holden Monaro and Cadillac Catera). The Zeta platform's basically the successor for GM's current midsize and fullsize W body (Grand Prix LaCrosse Impala Monte Carlo) cars, (I think the DTS model is moving to the Zeta platform too, if not the Sigma II platform). Holden and Vauxhall are already using the platform on a few models. Dunno if or when they're actually going to build a new GTO or not, but if they do it will probably end up using the Zeta platform, so it'll probably be the same car (mechanically speaking) as the '09 Camaro.
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Postby k-mart » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:33 pm

Just bought some AFR 205's milled to 59cc. Should bump me up around 450rwhp. Weeeeeee.
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