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Not too bad for a General Motors car. :)

Aussies get A TON of cool cars from GM and Ford that we will never see here.

Here is another example:
http://www.fte.ford.com.au/preview/

335hp and 367lb/ft of torque from a 5.6L V8 in what is basically a Ford Taurus sized car.

Damned lucky Aussies! :)

[ February 05, 2002: Message edited by: LHSer ]
 

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It basically is the same car with an LT1 dropped in. There were acutally plans to bring it to North America, but then GM couldn't break the rule of having a car more powerful the the vette.

Besides why buy a vette when u get the same power for much less?
 

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Yet more proof that the best GM cars are not sold on US soil. I guess it would compete with their own cars - F bodies. But, would it really? This is a sedan whereas the Camaro and Firebird are true sports cars. I say bring it over here because in a few years the US is going to be dominated by all-wheel drive turbo Japanese cars. Don't loose out GM!!
 

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Don't worry about all those awd Japanese cars Ford and Daimler Chrystler are steeping up a notch to compete. (Ram SRT-10, Neon SRT-4, hopfully the Razor too) Plus GM killed the F-Bodies so now would be a good time to introduce something new. Something with power and handling at a relativly low price.(basically another thing the imports can't touch in price compared to performance)

-BobVila
 

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Originally posted by BobVila:
Don't worry about all those awd Japanese cars Ford and Daimler Chrystler are steeping up a notch to compete. (Ram SRT-10, Neon SRT-4, hopfully the Razor too) Plus GM killed the F-Bodies so now would be a good time to introduce something new. Something with power and handling at a relativly low price.(basically another thing the imports can't touch in price compared to performance)

-BobVila
I am not worried. If I don't buy a Neon SRT-4, I will end up with a Lancer Evolution VII!!! I actually like those things.
 

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Oh, this car will blow away the firebird and the camaro. From what I've read, this thing has a 0-60 of 4.9secs, and out handles the f-bodies on the skid pad and slalom
 

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They've been teasing the U.S. for years with rumors of those being imported to be re-badged and replace something in the current line up. The most recent one is that the CommodoreSS will come over as the new Impala SS. Yeah...the big 3 really screw us here in the U.S. Did you know in Mexico you can still buy full-size Ramchargers? they are based on the 94+ ram, and they look bad-ass. We'll never see one though
 

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We'll bring back some Tequilla and Ramchargers!:biggrin:
 
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