Even though RS means "Rally Sport" does it not?RS makes more sense. "Sport" hung around for a couple of years, but just didn't seem to take off. RS has some brand recognition that will help with sales.
It's not a cheapened version of SS at all. Considering you can get the SS with our without the RS package..same with the V6.I know -- I am referring to the entire package. It is a cheapened version of the hot SS model. SS looks with weaksauce engine. That's the premise of a RS package. Seems to me that it meets the criteria.
It doesn't give it a SS look. It gives it lights and darker wheels..the same thing the SS package gets.The RS gives V6 buyers a SS look. All SS buyers are getting the RS for is the lights (in theory).
Remember, they've made other RS vehicles -- like the Cavalier.
It's an appearance package, afterall.
Please enlighten us.WOW..I tihkn some people better reread thier history on what Chevy's wore the SS badge through the years...and where the RS designation came from..then get back on here and reread what you wrote..
Learn the truth and not what your perceived idea of what these badges mean. I think many replying to this will be in for a huge reality slap to what they think..
Please enlighten us.
My history of RS mostly lies within the third and fourth gens. These were simply available to give the V6 cars a more aggressive look. In the third gens, the weak L03 was available with the RS, but it truly was nothing more than a lower end model with sport looks (albeit, the only base model from 89-92). In the fourth gen, it was only some ground effects (96-97) and some suspension pieces and Z28 take off exhaust (01-02).
This is the same with the other Chevrolet's that wore RS badges.
AFAIK, the first and second gen RS-only cars were dressed up cars that may have had a bit "hotter" engine available, but it was still a drastically weak engine when compared to the SS or Z28 counterparts. Most notable would be the hideaway lights and split bumpers.