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Koru 02-18-2009 05:29 PM

"V" Series and "SS" Series Performance Engineering Division Disbanded
 
Source: Automotive News special email alert

Jamie LaReau - Automotive News - February 18, 2009 - 5:05 pm ET

DETROIT -- General Motors, focusing on mainstream products in a battle to survive, has scrapped a unit that produced high-performance vehicles.

GM today disbanded High Performance Vehicle Operations, which is based at the company's suburban Detroit technical center, and redeployed its engineers, said spokesman Vince Muniga.

"All high-performance projects are on indefinite hold," Muniga said. "The engineers are moving into different areas of the organization, and they will work on Cadillacs, Buicks, Chevrolets and Pontiacs."

The unit created low-volume vehicles for GM's divisions designed to appeal to enthusiasts and bolster the company's image. Products included V-series Cadillacs and the Chevrolet Cobalt SS, HHR SS and a V-8 version of the Colorado.

Muniga said there are no plans for high-performance versions of upcoming cars.

The move is in the spirit of GM's viability plan delivered to the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday. In the plan, GM said its future-product focus is on fuel- efficient cars and crossovers. It also pledged to increase its current offering of six hybrids to 14 by 2012 and to 26 by 2014. GM also boosted its request for federal aid by as much as $16.6 billion.

The High Performance Vehicle Operations unit could be reinstated once GM regains its financial health, GM's Muniga said.

"These guys are pretty good at what they do," Muniga said, "They are moving into different areas to work on core products."

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...sbanded-75664/

UCF w00t 02-18-2009 05:33 PM

:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

Milk 1027 02-18-2009 05:33 PM

Oh god no.

1982camaro 02-18-2009 05:34 PM

no Z28?

Milk 1027 02-18-2009 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1982camaro (Post 296694)
no Z28?

From the looks of it. no SS

Koru 02-18-2009 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Milk 1027 (Post 296695)
From the looks of it. no SS

:word:

Angrybird 12 02-18-2009 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Milk 1027 (Post 296695)
From the looks of it. no SS

Woah Slow down now think this through...
I think it just means there will not be any development of any new High Performance cars, the ones already developed will continue because they have already been engineered.

Quote:

"All high-performance projects are on indefinite hold," Muniga said. "The engineers are moving into different areas of the organization, and they will work on Cadillacs, Buicks, Chevrolets and Pontiacs."

The unit created low-volume vehicles for GM's divisions designed to appeal to enthusiasts and bolster the company's image. Products included V-series Cadillacs and the Chevrolet Cobalt SS, HHR SS and a V-8 version of the Colorado.

Muniga said there are no plans for high-performance versions of upcoming cars.

THE EVIL TW1N 02-18-2009 05:36 PM

the steroid era is dead.

TheCaptain 02-18-2009 05:38 PM

Get them while you can!

Milk 1027 02-18-2009 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyman 08 (Post 296698)
I think it just means there will not be any development of any new High Performance cars, the ones already developed will continue because they have already been engineered.

I'm waiting for 2011.
I know the 2010's will be produced, but what about us holding out.

UCF w00t 02-18-2009 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyman 08 (Post 296698)
Woah Slow down now think this through...
I think it just means there will not be any development of any new High Performance cars, the ones already developed will continue because they have already been engineered.

Yea. They're not going to kill already done cars. It just means that if things don't turn around, it could be a long time before we see a new SS or a z28.

Scott@Bjorn3D 02-18-2009 05:39 PM

Yeah a Camaro SS will probably be the top Camaro unless you do aftermarket. A Z28 may of just got scraped.

UCF w00t 02-18-2009 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Milk 1027 (Post 296705)
I'm waiting for 2011.
I know the 2010's will be produced, but what about us holding out.

I believe it's normally 5 years for a mid-cycle refresh and 10 years for a major refresh. So I would think the camaro SS is safe at least til 2013.

1982camaro 02-18-2009 05:41 PM

damn



there goes my dreams for an aveo SS

Milk 1027 02-18-2009 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCF w00t (Post 296711)
I believe it's normally 5 years for a mid-cycle refresh and 10 years for a major refresh. So I would think the camaro SS is safe at least til 2013.

I sure hope so, because my heart stopped for a second.

Alarick 02-18-2009 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1982camaro (Post 296714)
damn



there goes my dreams for an aveo SS

:laughabove:

Angrybird 12 02-18-2009 05:44 PM

Well it looks like this will open up more business for the High Performance tuner market...

CommandoSS 02-18-2009 05:45 PM

I feel like someone just put a knife in my heart

kdbolt70 02-18-2009 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CommandoSS (Post 296726)
I feel like someone just put a knife in my heart

That is exactly how I feel. f***ing devastating.

PQ 02-18-2009 05:50 PM

Well I think a few questions can be put to bed for a while.
No Firebird.
No Z28
No transforming Camaro.

Seriously though, I was looking forward to my SAR Camaro (Super Advanced Robot)

:thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown:

888GT#31 02-18-2009 05:51 PM

Damn these times suck!

Tal 02-18-2009 05:54 PM

At least they got the Camaro SS finished first, wonder if this impacts the DI V8 that GM's been working on.

djsnoflake 02-18-2009 05:55 PM

My SS (If GM lasts long enough to make it) Just became more of a collectors item I think.

Angrybird 12 02-18-2009 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tal (Post 296751)
At least they got the Camaro SS finished first, wonder if this impacts the DI V8 that GM's been working on.

Well if they can promote it as being more fuel efficent to replace exisiting engines without it I would say it is still a go.

Emher 02-18-2009 05:58 PM

Well then it's settled. As soon as I'm done with this education I gotta start working MY ASS OFF to be able to buy a new V8 Camaro before they're gone.


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