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Old 01-31-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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I wish people would make more mid-engined American sports cars. The last one made was the Ford GT, and thhat was a great car! Why not make more?
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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cus they are expensive as crap, most all are 2 seaters. and it isnt something very viable for business. basically if a front engined corvette can whoop the asses of the mid engined super cars from the world for less, why change perfection?
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
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I'm just saying, if someone can make one, then people might think differently about American cars.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:41 PM   #4
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I'd love to see a Cadillac Cien make production with a big engine in back.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:02 PM   #5
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There will most likely never be a strong enough business case for a mid-engined car from GM.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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Sucasas Motor Company recently announced its grandiose plans to create a new American supercar, with the emphasis on American — considering several paragraphs' worth of heavy-handed jingoistic argots. A reported half-million dollars into the car's development, the company, based in Tacoma, Washington, has built a 1/5-scale prototype of the car, which it plans to build in V8, V10 and V12 versions, and price at around $150,000. The company says it's aiming to build credibility for the car by competing in (and winning) Formula One and 24 hours of Le Mans. All it needs is money. Anyone care to write a check?


I strongly considered this rebop at one time in the late 70's, very cool! The Corv-8

http://www.corvaircorsa.com/crown1a.html

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Old 01-31-2009, 11:33 PM   #7
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Sucasas Motor Company recently announced its grandiose plans to create a new American supercar, with the emphasis on American — considering several paragraphs' worth of heavy-handed jingoistic argots. A reported half-million dollars into the car's development, the company, based in Tacoma, Washington, has built a 1/5-scale prototype of the car, which it plans to build in V8, V10 and V12 versions, and price at around $150,000. The company says it's aiming to build credibility for the car by competing in (and winning) Formula One and 24 hours of Le Mans. All it needs is money. Anyone care to write a check?
If they follow through with Le Mans and Formula 1 than hell yeah!
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:26 AM   #8
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Not only do i want a mid-engine car...... it has to be affordable, like the Cayman S (but better) i want a 20 - 40 thousand mid engine car like Volkswagen audi and porsche are doing. if the camaro didnt mean so much to me i would be all over that VW concept from detroit (or the audi/porsche variant)
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:09 AM   #9
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Fastest Production Car in the World is American and mid engined, and beat the Veyron's record on a 2mile straight and i believe had one gear left. (The Bugatti took 8 miles, right?)
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:33 AM   #10
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Didn't GM make a mid-engine 2-seater (with plastic body panels that could never rust) a while back?
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:47 AM   #11
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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Didn't GM make a mid-engine 2-seater (with plastic body panels that could never rust) a while back?
It looks like you would know.

The Fiero had potential, but also had to many design flaws. If they had made the car a little longer, a little wider, and put a better engine in it, it would of been a great car.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:03 PM   #13
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I wish people would make more mid-engined American sports cars. The last one made was the Ford GT, and that was a great car! Why not make more?
The GT wasn't so great. On the track, it was essentially the equal to the Viper and Z06 while having no practicality (as opposed to limited practicality in the other two) for a much higher price.
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Maybe in better economic times Caddy could get a mid-engined supercar. Following Audi's R8 example might work well.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:17 PM   #16
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It looks like you would know.

The Fiero had potential, but also had to many design flaws. If they had made the car a little longer, a little wider, and put a better engine in it, it would of been a great car.

the "4th gen style" fiero had many of these things fixed, they stuffed a v8 into it (or was it the "3rd gen style") gm concluded that it would pull vette sales to the fiero, hence the EOL
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A "prototype" 1989 Fiero?
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