GM people: Any info on the LSA engine??

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  1. Seeker

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    I'm just curious about it. Will the Caddy CTS-V be the only application for it, now that the Camaro Z28 got canned?

    It's a real shame, imho. I just figure GM could get a bit more return on their investment if it was used in a couple more vehicles, like the Camaro Z28.

    A high-end, touring Corvette with the LSA wouldn't be bad, either. It would almost be like the 911 Turbo of the C6 family, in terms of being the fast model with luxury equipment. Priced around $65-75k, I think it would go over very well. Europeans would probably like it too.

    Some of the other Cadillacs could really use it as well, especially if they wanted to keep offering V-series models. An XLR-V with an LSA would be a great SL63 AMG competitor. :bigthumb:
     
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    No Z-28, but there is an SS.

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    SS – 400- or 422-horsepower
    6.2L V8, 20-inch aluminum wheels, SS-unique front fascia, SS spoiler, exterior and interior SS badging, 4-piston Brembo brakes, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 6-way power seat, limited-slip differential and more


    6.2L V8 ENGIN E​
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    Standard engine on SS models

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    Projected 400 horsepower and
    395 lb.-ft. of torque (automatic
    transmission) – L99 engine

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    Projected 422 horsepower and
    408 lb.-ft. of torque (manual
    transmission) – LS3 engine

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    L99 engine incorporates Active
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    Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
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    Yeah, I know about the SS. I'm just saying that as it stands, the LSA is a new engine, different from the LS9 in the ZR1, and is only being used in one application. It's such a waste.
     
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    high priced, high powered sports cars are about as much in demand as gas guzzling SUVs. If GM wants to survive the next 2-3 years they will need to refocus... dropping the niche vehicles is step one.
     
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    They probably shouldn't have developed the LSA in the first place, then. However, they already have. I'm just wondering if there's another good home for it.
     
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    i don't think you will be seeing the lsa go into anything else until GM gets somewhat back up on their feet after the volt is released, it that even happens. They are slashing their budget left and right on everything right now.
     
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    I know, I know. I just didn't like hearing that the Z28 was canceled and that the $62k CTS-V would live on. I would think that the cheaper, higher production Camaro could make GM more money.
     
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    GM is worse than any other company when it comes to competing with themselves. Their Cadillac line-up is pretty well off, but they have 3578135613 different pontiac/chevrolet/saturn models that are in the same market. They sell well, but the production and development costs to build each is setting them back. :dunno:

    I would rather them drop some of their other models and bring back the camaro myself, but apparently it's too late for that. :hs:
     
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    I'd rather have the caddy anyway :o


    new camaro is meh, nothing special
     
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    I'd take the Camaro instead if it were in the $40k range. I can't remember how it was supposed to be priced.
     
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