Flagship LS9 HSV GTS may be headed to the states

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  1. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

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    This the LS9 version is pretty much confirmed, after 2 years of rumors anyway. But whats of most interest is this could be exported to the USA as a direct competitor to the CTS-V.

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    it will never come here
     
  3. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

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    the GXP LS3 version of the pontiac g8 is confirmed, you will be getting it next year, hopefully with the styling in those pictures, not just a bigger engine for the current g8.

    This will sit ontop of that, and probably would sell for 60-65k usd.
     
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    if anything that proves it isn't true. Why compete with your own company?:hsugh:
     
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    yeah im sure they are gonna compete against each other in an already saturated super sedan market that they can barely get a foothold into
     
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    can that car really make use of that power or will it fail like the gt500
     
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    both are imported it doesnt matter
     
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    Well it looks better than the Caddy. Front end looks ok. Gay wing out back looks like a bolt on piece of shit.
     
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    I am pretty excited about GXP :x:
     
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    are you an idiot. It would obviously be badged as a G8 varient :ugh:
     
  11. Mitchj

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    it has a world class IRS system, including magnetic ride control...
     
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    Nacho Fancy words here.

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    Pretty dumb for GM to continue to keep competing with themselves.
     
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    competitor isn't the right word
     
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    620 hp is no joke
     
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    compilment? i see it as the boxter and cayenne sharing the same market
     
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    Nacho Fancy words here.

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    Except one's a convertible and one's a hardtop.
     
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    damn that thing is hot
     
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    power would be down, so i cant see how this shit would work. Just put a LS7 as the top of the line and call it a day. CTS-V will destroy anyways
     
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    as long as they get rid of those angry koala taillights
     
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    vauxhall always makes good shit and gm brings it over and puts one of their badges on it like the GTO Cobalt G6 G8 all of which started as vauxhalls


    i dont know why ford wont look at their other branches like their European and australian i would love to drive a AWD I6 turboed 6 speed typhoon here in the states or the boss 6 speed falcon even the European focus with the turboed 5 cyl
     
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    I thought GM said they were cutting back V-8s and RWD cars due to new higher mileage regulations. ?

    :hsugh:
     
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    actually IT WAS.
     
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    [paradox] No replacement for displacement. 6.0L Crew.

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    in for LS9 GTS-R :x:
     

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