To answer some of those points you brought up
Yes he was talking about the car
People will buy the V6 because it is cheaper and looks just as cool. the majority of car buyers don't care about performance.
The styling of a car depends on who's looking at it. some like smooth curves, others like hard lines. the new GTO didn't really stand out when you looked at it, it looked like most other pontiacs, different size same shape, and many other cars on the road. most that don't care about looks couldn't afford the car, and few people really knew about the car in the first place.
Lastly, i don't see Bob Lutz contradicting himself by saying he won't endorse retro cars. The new camaro is modern in every sense. it is inspired by the classic 69 camaro but nobody will say that it looks retro.
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
don't believe a thing you read about the next gen Camaro -- as history has proven time and time again:
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