GM kills High Performance Vehicle Operations

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  1. Jake!

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    BREAKING: GM disbands High Performance Vehicle Operations

    by Damon Lavrinc on Feb 18th, 2009 at 5:35PM
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    Coinciding with the release of General Motors' Viability Plan, the automaker has disbanded its High Performance Vehicle Operations team, the crew responsible for the line V-series Cadillacs, the Chevrolet Cobalt SS, HHR SS and the V8 version of the Colorado. According to Vince Muniga, a spokesman for the General, "All high-performance projects are on indefinite hold. The engineers are moving into different areas of the organization, and they will work on Cadillacs, Buicks, Chevrolets and Pontiacs." Muniga went on to say that there are no plans for high-performance versions of upcoming plans, but once (if?) GM is in a better financial position, the team could be reinstated.
     
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    fuck. no CTS-Vs FTL.
     
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    Good. Worthless pieces of shit anyways. Well not the CTSV but everything else was stupid
     
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Chevrolet Cobalt SS
     
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    Sad to see that go. I'd rather have them discontinue their Nascar racing program.
     
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    Isn't Pontiac being disbanded as well?
     
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    fuck that, No more CTS-V's...you might as well sell off Cadillac then
     
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    not until 2012
     
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    M-1000 COME FLY AWAY

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    link?
     
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    The new 550HP CTS-V was so full of win too :wtc:
     
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    Where is this number coming from?

    Vehicle development has stopped anyway, and GM doesn't have 3 years of money or bailouts.
     
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    autoblog
     
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    So much for the only cars even worth looking at
     
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    :rofl: Oh well.
     
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    good. focusing on high-end cars and forsaking everything else is part of what fucked them in the first place.
     
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    Corvette affected?
     
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    :noes: i might trade in my 08 G8GT and get the last model year when that happens.
     
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    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    getting rid of niche vehicles saves a lot fo R+D cash?
     
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    The writing is on the wall for GM...

    :wtc::sadwavey:
     
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    this is a good question, but it's not like they will redesign it in the next 6 years anyways, and the zr-1 is already developed.
     
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    In other news, GM is announcing they're going to stop making anything good and remake the Edsel and nothing else :bowdown: A spokesperson for the company said "They've got to start buying cars SOME time, don't they? We're streamlining our operations and minimalizing our production line to produce one car because when customers come back.....they're gonna want that car"
     
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    No, the Corvette is a big stake in their profit numbers.
     

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