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http://blogs.automobilemag.com/65586...ain/index.html


Newly unretired General Motors vice-chairman Bob Lutz hinted today that the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 will not see production.

The Z28 was rumored to be Chevy’s answer to the Ford Mustang GT500, and would likely have been powered by the supercharged LSA engine found in the Cadillac CTS-V. It was apparently put on hold due to both cost constraints and concerns about the blatant political incorrectness of building a gas-guzzling, super pony car.

Lutz assured us we haven’t seen the end of GM performance cars.

“Any fears that the days of high-performance General Motors cars may be numbered or totally over can be allayed,” Lutz said. “There is no pressure at all to get off the high-performance thing.”

Still, with stricter fuel economy standards on the horizon, Lutz noted that the mainstream sports car formula will likely move away from big V-8s. He pointed to the V-6 Camaro that makes 304 hp and returns 29 mpg on the highway is a more realistic image of future performance cars.

“I think the V6 Camaro is probably a very good model for the future of the high-performance car in America,” Lutz said, adding, “the Solstice coupe with the 2.0-liter turbo engine is another good expression of the future of the high-performance car, which is smaller, lighter, more fuel-efficient, and probably with lower displacement, but with a turbocharger.”

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read the whole article.... there is still a glimmer of hope

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not exactly dead...quote from article "though he doesn't specifically state that the program's toast"

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thanks for posting, Eric.

i love how Bob never actually said it was dead... but that's what they read into it. i'm keeping the faith for now. *fingers crossed*

i tell you one thing, the Caprice and the CTS-V coupe have me drooling tho



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EXACTLY!

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i tell you one thing, the Caprice and the CTS-V coupe have me drooling tho
Especially a Caprice SS. Depending upon how they package it, it could be pretty awesome.
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I would never choose a Caprice SS over a Camaro. And GM is nuts for thinking that G8 platform will satisfy. I look to Ford's next gen GT Mustang if this is the case with GM. Yuck!
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