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post #1 of 29 Old 02-03-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Camaro goes hybrid?



General Motors has been forced to rework the investment case for the Chevrolet Camaro in the wake of new fuel-economy rules adopted this past December.

The Camaro will still be built, but higher-end V-8 versions likely will be priced higher than expected. As for other planned GM rear-drivers–a new Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse and the replacement for the Pontiac G8 due this spring–all have been dropped along with a new V-8 engine GM was contemplating building.

“You can’t kill something that was never approved,” said one GM official, who asked for anonymity but who confirmed the rear-wheel-drive projects are now dead.

Stew Low, a spokesman for GM of Canada, said the Camaro project is safe and is moving forward. The GM of Canada plant in Oshawa, Ontario outside of Toronto should be ready to build the first Camaro late this year, Low said.


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This doesnt sound like good news. If this is so, I guess Ill be looking at a different car. Im not paying near 40k just to get a base level v8.

I guess, dare I say it, a mustang or challenger.
All this news makes GM sound like a push-around.

I hope S.S. comes in to settle this and reassure us that we can get a base V8 for near Mustang GT price.


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That article seems to contain factual errors already. I've been looking at spyshots of the next LaCrosse at GMI for quite some time, and those never were of a RWD car.

If what is being said has any truth to it, remember that the Mustang GT will be subject to the same regulations, and will likely be more expensive, as Ford has a two mode hybrid system only in the Escape, and thus has less of a starting point to work from.
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40K NOOOOOOOOO For that kind of money
we would be better off getting the Vette
for a little more
I hope this is not true
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Here are my fall back choices:

LS2 C6 - light, quick, out of the box
older GT500- bolt-on happy
LS2 GTO- cheaper than a C6 and with the extra money for modding
G8- bolt-on happy and be a practical car
Challenger- newer, different, and a challenge.

I want to have fun in my next car, not more BS. If GM is going to give us a V8 Camaro, it better be affordable and not in the vette range which this article leads me to believe.


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****, I gotta jump on the band wagon too. If it's priced to high my fall backs are gonna be: G8, G8 Sport ute,(Can't remember what it's going to be called here in the US) Challenger, Charger w/Daytona package.
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Here are my fall back choices:

LS2 C6 - light, quick, out of the box
older GT500- bolt-on happy
LS2 GTO- cheaper than a C6 and with the extra money for modding
G8- bolt-on happy and be a practical car
Challenger- newer, different, and a challenge.

I want to have fun in my next car, not more BS. If GM is going to give us a V8 Camaro, it better be affordable and not in the vette range which this article leads me to believe.
Im with you brother on the Camaro being affordable.
On the fall back ya you are right on there with the
LS2 C6-Vert
are the LS2 GTO
and maybe that truck vert with the LS2
that would be my fall backs Jinx
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Meh...
you guys need to move to Australia
our economy isn't crashing and our car makers keep pumping out the rwd v8 muscle
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Meh...
you guys need to move to Australia
our economy isn't crashing and our car makers keep pumping out the rwd v8 muscle
Would if I could. Get me a design job there and I'll move in a heart beat.


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