I'm one who wants the power, and doesn't care too much about the name. I seriously don't think it's possible to trim enough weight to make it a good tribute to the original, so I think it's going to be easier to add power. I'd like to keep many of the aminities that look like comes on the SS, and I just don't think the market will support a limited production, limited content car. I don't see how GM would make money on a car that comes with less...
Supercharge it, add bigger brakes, beefier powertrain and chassis, and call it good. That's my 0.02.
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