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Old 02-18-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation "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."

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no Z28?
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no Z28?
From the looks of it. no SS
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From the looks of it. no SS
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Yeah a Camaro SS will probably be the top Camaro unless you do aftermarket. A Z28 may of just got scraped.
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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.
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there goes my dreams for an aveo SS
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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.
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Well it looks like this will open up more business for the High Performance tuner market...
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That is exactly how I feel. f***ing devastating.
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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)

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At least they got the Camaro SS finished first, wonder if this impacts the DI V8 that GM's been working on.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:55 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:58 PM   #25
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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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