Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    Decent review. I know this won't be put into production (or at least, it won't as is), but just love the proportions of it. It would be an enormous boon to see it hit the market --- I wonder if they could/would consider sharing the oily bits with a Cadillac Z4/TT rival to make the number-crunching work?
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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    Decent review. I know this won't be put into production (or at least, it won't as is), but just love the proportions of it. It would be an enormous boon to see it hit the market --- I wonder if they could/would consider sharing the oily bits with a Cadillac Z4/TT rival to make the number-crunching work?
    I've been making that point since we first got word Opel wanted to maybe potentially produce it if the numbers work.

    The platform can also extend to Chevrolet and potentially Buick...
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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    I doubt the instrument panel will go into production but I'd love to see that car available and on the road. Buick could use some jazzing up and something like this would do it.

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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    Decent review. I know this won't be put into production (or at least, it won't as is), but just love the proportions of it. It would be an enormous boon to see it hit the market --- I wonder if they could/would consider sharing the oily bits with a Cadillac Z4/TT rival to make the number-crunching work?
    The only way this makes sense is for GM to go to Lotus or Mazda and share underpinnings, to justify volume, but if they threw Chevrolet, Buick and Holden a Bone, same car different nameplates across the the world, it might have the volumes to justify it.

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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    Nice concept for the instrument panel. Otherwise, it gets a "meh" from me.

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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    This concept had 2 jobs to perform:
    1. create a little bit of buzz around the brand at the car show due to lack of any other major launches, and
    2. to showcase the new front end facia styling

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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    From the profile, the rear end looks so odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Accardi View Post
    I've been making that point since we first got word Opel wanted to maybe potentially produce it if the numbers work.

    The platform can also extend to Chevrolet and potentially Buick...
    Should GM revive the Vega or Monza nameplate for this? Would be great for Chevrolet to have a small sports coup in the lineup. Buick could do a Skyhawk...
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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    Forget the gas engine...just mount the body on an AWD bolt platform...

    Electrics are the future...

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    Re: Vauxhall GT Concept: The next-gen affordable sports car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Accardi View Post
    I've been making that point since we first got word Opel wanted to maybe potentially produce it if the numbers work.

    The platform can also extend to Chevrolet and potentially Buick...
    That's the problem.

    What point is it to make a Chevrolet out of it?

    So it can take sales from the now floundering Camaro?

    Buick will sell just as many as Chevrolet (just as Pontiac sold as many G8 GXP's as the current SS in much harder times) and will get higher ATP's for them while improving Buick's image in the U.S.

    If Buick is not going to get a version for sale in the U.S. it can remain a concept.

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