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Old 02-19-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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GM Killing off Performance group?

I'm trying to find a more mainstream article about this, but here is what I've seen so far...

Freiburger's Junkyard : News : Bombshell! GM Performance Dead (For Now)

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Quoting directly from the AN piece by Jamie LaReau, “All high-performance projects are on indefinite hold," GM spokesman Vince Muniga said. "The engineers are moving into different areas of the organization, and they will work on Cadillacs, Buicks, Chevrolets and Pontiacs."

Outside of the obvious implications regarding the desirability of the GM product line, we think that this means no SS Camaro. This truly is a shocking and frightening development for everyone involved in the automotive hobby, whether you are a GM fan or not.
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Wow if that is true that is going to **** on the entire Camaro community.
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Wow if that is true that is going to **** on the entire Camaro community.
o wait
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Re: GM Killing off Performance group?

i guess GM really wants to be like Toyota now.
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Re: GM Killing off Performance group?

Found it on autoblog...

BREAKING: GM disbands High Performance Vehicle Operations - Autoblog
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Re: GM Killing off Performance group?

Damn that sucks. I was actually looking forward to seeing what the did with the maro.
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Re: GM Killing off Performance group?

They also said it on CNN this morning. There was a piece about the death of the muscle cars.
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Re: GM Killing off Performance group?

This isn't touching the Camaro, Corvette, CTS-V. Already spoke with a GM rep about it.
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This isn't touching the Camaro, Corvette, CTS-V. Already spoke with a GM rep about it.
But does this mean they aren't going to do anymore R&D into the existing products? I mean what other performance division does GM have other than the Camaro/ Vette/ CTS-V lines? They quit making the Trailblazer SS, the trucks were laughable, what else is left? The SSR? HHR?
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Re: GM Killing off Performance group?

The Camaro SS and ZO6, ZR1 aren't considered HPVO cars. They're considered production cars, not HPVO based cars. I made a mistake in my last post and put CTS-V when I meant to put ZR1/ZO6.

The teams that work on those cars are separate from the HPVO people who did the CTS-V, Cobalt SS, etc...

However, I'm not sure what'll happen to the Z28 that is now coming into the picture. I'd love to see it get approved since its already created, just needs approval. However its not a Prius so I don' tknow if they'll approve it.
Heres some info on it if you're wondering what the Z28 would be packing: Possible return of the Camaro Z28
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I had a dream that GM is secretly using this as an excuse to get rid of these newbs and rehire the dude that made syclone/typhoon and grand national
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