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Old 12-16-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Now HERE's a HD GMC- build it now!

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http://jalopnik.com/5714343/gmc-sier...f+road-awesome
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:46 PM   #4
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now thats a truck.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:21 PM   #5
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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now thats a truck.
You can say that again.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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Hmmm add a twin turbo kit at about 25 lbs of boost
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:47 PM   #9
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They wont build it, and it is completely useless unless you are a construction worker and you need your bubba truck fix.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:23 PM   #10
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Hmmm add a twin turbo kit at about 25 lbs of boost
It's a duramax, it already has a turbo.

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They wont build it, and it is completely useless unless you are a construction worker and you need your bubba truck fix.
GM needs to quit wasting money building these damn concepts if they have no intent to produce them. I think they tease more than any other manufacturer out there.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:32 PM   #11
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25? Why stop there...they can handle more than that on a single turbo
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #12
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GM stopped building them when the M1008s went Dino..



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Old 12-16-2010, 10:58 PM   #13
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It's a duramax, it already has a turbo.



GM needs to quit wasting money building these damn concepts if they have no intent to produce them. I think they tease more than any other manufacturer out there.
They didn't have any intention of building the Camaro when they debuted it as a concept in 2006 ...

Semi-realistic concepts (where they could build it, but its unlikely), and a few 'out there' (where there is simply no chance of production) have a very important role for automakers. They often introduce upcoming design elements that you could see on future models or the entire brand. Ocasionally, some of these plausible concepts get turned into real cars (like the Camaro).

On top of all that, designers need to be allowed to get creative and have fun every now and then and not be concerned with hearing "we can't do that" from the engineers and bean counters. If you don't let them flex their creativity, the good ones will leave and the boring ones will stay ... not good when design is becoming an ever more important factor in buying decision.
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GM,
ITS ABOUT TIME!
That truck is a beast, and unlike all of your current silverado/sierra series, it looks GREAT!
Its time for change. Personally I think Dodge has better looking trucks all around, and Ford's f250 looks better than GM's 2500's, but that's just me. It is a great looking a truck, and it needs to be built.
And lets face it, the Raptor is a beast. This looks just as good, if not better.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:03 PM   #15
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They didn't have any intention of building the Camaro when they debuted it as a concept in 2006 ...

Semi-realistic concepts (where they could build it, but its unlikely), and a few 'out there' (where there is simply no chance of production) have a very important role for automakers. They often introduce upcoming design elements that you could see on future models or the entire brand. Ocasionally, some of these plausible concepts get turned into real cars (like the Camaro).

On top of all that, designers need to be allowed to get creative and have fun every now and then and not be concerned with hearing "we can't do that" from the engineers and bean counters. If you don't let them flex their creativity, the good ones will leave and the boring ones will stay ... not good when design is becoming an ever more important factor in buying decision.
I'm just coming from a frustrated consumer standpoint.
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They didn't have any intention of building the Camaro when they debuted it as a concept in 2006 ...

Semi-realistic concepts (where they could build it, but its unlikely), and a few 'out there' (where there is simply no chance of production) have a very important role for automakers. They often introduce upcoming design elements that you could see on future models or the entire brand. Ocasionally, some of these plausible concepts get turned into real cars (like the Camaro).

On top of all that, designers need to be allowed to get creative and have fun every now and then and not be concerned with hearing "we can't do that" from the engineers and bean counters. If you don't let them flex their creativity, the good ones will leave and the boring ones will stay ... not good when design is becoming an ever more important factor in buying decision.
Shouldn't it also be pointed out that several cars that could have saved GM's hide were killed off this exact way..

By GM execs and bean counters that wanted vanilla-mobiles and wanted to 'play it safe and not waste money on frivolous design projects.'

Well..? Also doesn't that sound familiar to something that happened.. oh.. 2 years ago?

Hell we wouldn't have even had a ZL1 Camaro to serve as an inspirational bench mark for todays monster Camaros had Yenko and Nickey heeded GM and not used the COPO orders.

I guess we should just go back in time and blame the father of concept cars, Harvey Earl for 'wasting money' during the depression?
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:00 AM   #17
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I think that the level of success the Raptor has enjoyed has surprised even Ford, and no doubt GM has noticed. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that GM wants a piece of that action and as such I seriously soubt that this concept is simply for show. Will they build it just like this? Not a chance. However, I would not be surprised to see something similar to this make it down a production line.
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