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    The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-2006
    Composed by Ming
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    See Part II Here: 1973-1985

    PLEASE READ:

    The following list of cars orignally came from THIS thread, which was a list of several GM cars I'd hoped to see more of in racing games, particularly those like Gran Turismo where Japanese and European cars seem to have a wide variety of options in several car classes available for cars produced in the last two decades. GM's offerings in these games are often limited old muscle cars from the 1960's and mostly Camaros and Corvettes since, with a smattering of concept cars that never made it to production. Most conspicuous is the dead gap of virtually no other performance-trim cars from the mid 1970's until 2000+. This has only recently begun to change, with the Cobalt, GTO and some Cadillacs getting in to some games, but the 1980-2000 GM cars (aside from 'Vettes and Camaros) largely remain lost to the past.

    This list is an attempt to expand the conciousness of what is modern "GM Performance", (not concepts, only real production cars) including GM's close-to-stock racing efforts, and "tuner house" developed models.


    I've also since realized that it is a good list to send to your friends who think GM hasn't produced anything performance-oriented except Corvettes and Camaros since the 60's!

    Note:While "definitive" it is by no means "complete". It's more of a short and sweet list of the hot stuff from GM over the last 20 years or so. The original idea of this list was to not have much redundancy among model years (little change between years) and between brands (rebadges), and no concept cars or trucks (to be covered in other lists).

    The list includes a few 2007 models, but for the most part is now considered "finished" from 1986-2006. Thanks for your help in building this list of great GM performance cars! - Ming


    Pontiac:



    1986 Grand Prix 2+2 NASCAR Edition AeroCoupe
    1987 Firebird Formula WS6
    1987 Fiero GT
    1988 Fiero Formula
    1988 Trans Am GTA Notchback
    1989 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am
    1989 Huffaker Racing IMSA GTU Fiero *
    1989 6000 STE AWD
    1989 Grand Am SE w/H.O. Quad 4
    1989 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix Coupe +
    1990 Sunbird GT Turbo
    1990 Grand Prix STE Turbo
    1991 Grand Prix GTP B4U
    1992 Mantapart SCCA ITS Grand Am GT Coupe *
    1992 SLP Firehawk +
    1995 Firebird Formula LT1
    1996 True Value IROC Firebird *
    1996 SLP Firehawk Formula +
    1997 Firebird Y87 3800 V6 Performance Package
    1997 Mantapart NATCC Sunfire Touring 4-door *
    1999 SLP Grand Prix GTX Coupe +
    2000 Bonneville SSEi
    2001 SLP 10th Anniversary Firehawk +
    2002 Firebird WS6 Trans Am with Ram Air
    2002 SLP Grand Prix GTX Stage 3 +
    2003 Grand Am GT coupe with Ram Air SC/T
    2004 Arrowhead Performance 455 Tiger GTO +
    2004 Grand Prix GTP w/CompG
    2004 GTO 5.7 Litre
    2004 Lingenfelter 427 CID GTO +
    2004 Bonneville GXP
    2004 Rhys Millen Formula D GTO *
    2005 GTO 6.0 Litre w/Sport Appearance Package
    2005 TRG GTO.R Grand American Rolex Series *
    2005 Rhys Millen Formula D GTO 6.0L (Championship Winner) *
    2006 G6 GTP Coupe w/6-speed manual + 3900
    2006 Solstice Convertible
    2006 Mallett LS2 V8 Solstice
    2006 Grand Prix GXP 5.3L V8
    2006 Phoenix Performance Solstice SCCA SSB Z0K Club Sport Package Hardtop *
    2006 Red Bull / Rhys Millen Formula D Solstice *
    2007 G5 GT Coupe 2.4L
    2007 G6 GTP Coupe 3.6L DOHC
    2007 Banner Pontiac GXP.R *

    Chevrolet:



    1986 Monte Carlo SS
    1986 Camaro IROC Z28
    1986 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car
    1986 Cavalier Z24 Coupe
    1987 Sprint Turbo
    1987 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe
    1988 Celebrity Eurosport VR
    1988 Peerless IMSA Beretta GTU *
    1988 Beretta GTU
    1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette +
    1990 Camaro RS V6
    1990 Beretta Indy Convertible FE7 3.1 MPFI V6 w/5-speed manual
    1990 Beretta GTZ Quad 4 w/5-speed manual
    1991 Lumina Z34 3.4L V6 Twin Cam w/5-speed manual
    1991 Camaro RS B4C Pursuit Vehicle
    1991 Chevrolet-GEO Storm GSi
    1992 Camaro IROC Z 1LE
    1992 Cavalier Z24
    1993 Ron Fellows AER Camaro *
    1993 Corvette 40th Anniversary
    1994 Beretta Z26 Quad 4 with 5-speed
    1994 Lingenfelter Impala SS +
    1996 Corvette Grand Sport
    1996 Caprice 9C1
    1996 SLP Impala SS +
    1997 Mallet Corvette ZR-1 +
    1997 Lumina LTZ
    1997 Monte Carlo Z34
    1999 Camaro Z28 1LE
    1998 Lingenfelter Corvette C5 TwinTurbo +
    2000 Corvette C5-R *
    2000 Cavalier Z24
    2001 Justin Bell #40 Trans Am Corvette *
    2001 Fellows Edition Callaway Monte Carlo +
    2001 Thrasher Intimidator-3 Monte Carlo SS +
    2002 Camaro 35th Anniversary SS
    2002 MTI Corvette Z07 +
    2002 Guldstrand Corvette +
    2002 GMMG Camaro ZL1 +
    2004 Corvette Commemorative Edition
    2004 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS Supercharged
    2004 Impala SS Indy 500 Edition
    2004 Kalos Challenge Rally Car * (Europe)
    2005 Corvette Z51 Performance Package
    2005 Corvette C6-R *
    2005 Lingenfelter 403 CID LS2 510 HP Corvette +
    2005 Cobalt SS Supercharged
    2005 FIA WTCC Nubira (Europe)
    2005 WTF Engineering Grand Am Cup ST Cobalt SS Supercharged *
    2006 Malibu Maxx SS
    2006 Impala SS 5.3L V8
    2006 Cobalt SS Sedan 2.4L
    2006 Monte Carlo LTZ 3.9LV6
    2006 Corvette Z06
    2006 Mallett C6 Hammer Corvette
    2007 Monte Carlo SS 5.3L V8

    Cadillac:



    1993 Allante Northstar
    1994 Eldorado Touring Coupe
    1997 PPG Catera Pace Car +
    2000 LMP Race Car *
    2004 CTS Sport Package
    2004 CTS-V
    2005 Lingenfelter CTS-V 427 CID +
    2005 XLR
    2005 Chemcraft Grand Am Cup GT CTS-V *
    2005 Speed World Challenge CTS-V R (Championship Winner) *
    2006 STS-V
    2006 XLR-V
    2006 DTS 1SE Performance Package L37 V8
    2007 BLS 2.8L V6 Turbo (Europe)

    Saturn:



    2001 SC2
    2004 ION Redline
    2004 VUE Redline
    2004 Lisa Kubo Pro FWD Ion Quad Coupe Drag Car
    2007 Sky Convertible
    2007 Sky Redline
    2007 AURA XR

    Buick:



    1986 Riviera T-Type
    1986 Somerset T-Type
    1986 LeSabre Grand National
    1986 Century Grand Sport
    1986 Performance Motorsports Trans-Am Somerset *
    1987 GNX
    1987 Grand National
    1987 Regal Turbo
    1987 Skyhawk Turbo Hatchback Coupe
    1987 Electra T-Type
    1989 Reatta Coupe
    1991 Reatta Convertible
    1992 Riviera Gran Touring Package
    1995 Roadmaster Limited
    1996 Park Avenue Ultra
    1999 Riviera Silver Arrow
    2003 SLP Regal GSX +
    2006 Lucerne DUB Edition CXS V8 +

    Oldsmobile:



    1986 Cutlass Supreme
    1986 Cutlass Ciera GT Coupe
    1987 Cutlass 442
    1987 Toronado Trofeo FE3
    1991 Cutlass Calais Quad 442 W41
    1992 Achieva SCX W41 C41
    1992 Oldsmobile Motorsports IMSA GTU Achieva *
    1994 Cutlass Supreme V6 Coupe
    1996 LSS
    1996 Brix Racing GTS-1 Aurora *
    2002 Aurora V8
    2004 Alero Coupe GLS

    International:

    Holden



    1986 Commodore VL Aero
    1986 HDT VL 'Brock' Commodore SS Group A +
    1987 Brock/Mobil 1 Commodore VL SS *
    1988 HSV VL Walkinshaw Commodore SS Group A (Batmobile) +
    1994 HRT Holden Commodore VP - V8 Supercar *
    1994 HSV VR GTS (5.7 Stroker) +
    1996 HSV VS GTS-R (5.7 Stroker) +
    1998 HSV VT Clubsport 195i +
    2000 HSV VX GTS (402hp) +
    2001 HSV VX2 R8 +
    2002 Holden Monaro CV8 T3 Targa Tasmania Rally Car *
    2002 Monaro 427 Nations Cup *
    2003 VY Commodore SS
    2004 V8 Supercars Repco Valvoline Commodore *
    2004 VZ Commodore SV6
    2004 HSV Coupe 4 +
    2004 VZ SS Ute
    2004 Holden Monaro CV8-R
    2005 Storm Ute
    2006 VZ Commodore SS L76 6.0L
    2006 HSV Mark Skaife Edition Senator LS2 6.0L +
    2006 Maloo R8 Signature Ute +
    2006 HSV E series GTS +
    2006 Senator VE SS
    2006 VE Commodore SV6
    2006 Calais V

    Vauxhall



    1991 Cavalier GSi 16V C20XE
    1993 Courtenay Nova 2.0 16v Turbo +
    1999 Vectra SRi V6 Challenge Car *
    2001 Astra Coupe 16v Turbo
    2002 Courtenay Astra SRi Mk IV X20XEV Turbo +
    2004 VXR220
    2004 Tigra 1.8i Sport
    2005 Astra Convertible Exclusiv 1.8L
    2005 Monaro VXR
    2005 Astra VXR
    2006 BTCC Astra VXR *
    2006 Vectra VXR 2.8L V6 Turbo

    Opel



    1991 Calibra Turbo
    1991 Lotus Omega +
    1992 Vectra 2.0i Turbo 4X4
    1993 Corsa 1.6 GSi 16v
    1993 Omega EVO 500
    1994 Astra 1.8i Sport
    1994 Vectra 2.0i GT 5d
    1997 Tigra Ecotec 1.6
    2001 Opel Team Phoenix DTM Astra V8 Coupe *
    2001 Steinmetz Astra Convertible +
    2003 RML Corsa Super 1600 *
    2004 Speedster VX220 Turbo
    2004 OPC Team Phoenix Vectra GTS V8 *
    2004 Vectra GTS
    2005 Steinmetz Astra H Caravan +
    2006 Astra OPC
    2006 Zafira OPC

    Saab



    1993 900 i-AERO Combi Coupe
    1997 Michelin/SCCA PRO Rally Saab 900 Turbo Coupe *
    1997 9000 CSE 2.3T
    2002 9-3 Viggen Coupe
    2003 9-3 Aero
    2004 9-5 Sedan Aero
    2004 Anders Weglin Racing/MapTun 9-3 SS GT 2.0T *
    2005 MapTun 9-3SS 2.0T 210 Hk +
    2005 9-2X Aero
    2006 9-3 SportCombi Aero 2.8T V6
    2006 9-5 BioPower

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    BLUE indicates car in photo
    * Denotes race car, not production car
    + Denotes "Aftermarket Tuner" or "Factory Tuned" car with Aftermarket 3rd party Support

    Watch this list for changes!

    Things to be covered in other lists:

    1. Trucks
    2. Pre 1986 cars
    3. CONCEPT CARS like the Pontiac Rageous or Chevy Borrego (one-off SEMA tuner type cars based on production vehicles are OK). They were cool, but GM didn't build 'em for us, so we shouldn't reward GM for not putting its money where its concepts were.

    4. Race cars that have almost nothing in common with production cars aside from the name. (Current "Monte Carlo" in NASCAR, for instance)
    Last edited by Ming; 07-10-2008 at 11:16 PM.

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    You forgot the regular 2004 Pontiac GTO.

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    A minor nitpick: There was no Sunbird GT Turbo in 1991. For '91, the turbo 4 was dropped and Sunbirds used the 3.1L V6 for uplevel models, like the Cavalier.

    The Turbo Sunbird definitely belongs on the list, for 1987-1990. 0-60 in 7.2 seconds when an Integra was in the upper 8's and a GTI in the lower 8's was very impressive.

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    Quote Originally Posted by gmsickofan
    Why would you want that listed as a performance car if the Comp/G is there?
    because they're different cars...

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    Added, among others, Arrowhead Performance 455 Tiger GTO

    Looking for the ultimate GTO? Look no further! Arrowhead Performance (AP) and Modern Day Muscle Cars (MDMC) have teamed up to produce the 455 Tiger a limited edition supercar for the GTO owner who wants it all. Our aggressive body kit is wrapped around the 455's functional shaker hood for a clean and remarkable look. Don't let those good looks fool you though; hiding underneath the shaker is a 625hp 455 stoker motor built by MDMC. Intimidating power, aggressive styling and even seating for four, the 455 Tiger makes no compromises or apologies!


    · MDMC built 455 cubic inch stroker motor with 625hp & 625tq
    · MDMC 1 7/8" long tube headers
    · Choice of either AP side exit or rear splitter tipped exhaust system
    · Spec Performance clutch
    · High flow fuel pump
    · Front chin spoiler
    · Side skirts, choice of side exhaust or smooth
    · Rear bumper cover
    · Rear deck spoiler
    · Functional shaker hood
    · Blacked-out recessed grilles
    · Custom 455 Tiger and 7.5 Litre emblems
    · Interior dual gauge pod

    · Autometer Nexus oil pressure gauge
    · Autometer Nexus fuel pressure gauge
    · Hurst short throw shifter
    · Baer 13" performance brake system
    · Hotchkis Performance springs and sway bars
    · Energy Suspension polyurethane bushing kit
    · BMR one-piece drive shaft
    · BMR heavy-duty CV shafts
    · BMR billet axle stubs
    · BMR driveshaft loop
    · Harrop rear differential cover and mount
    · 3.91 rear gear ratio
    · AP T-1 Wheels, 18x8 front and 18x9" rear
    · Toyo Proxes T1-S tires, 245/40/18 front and 275/35/18 rear


    455 Tiger Options

    Tiger Orange color scheme
    - Tiger Orange exterior paint
    - Orange leather interior
    - Orange instrument cluster
    - Autometer orange faced Pro-Comp gauges
    Baer 14" performance brake system


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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    Hey Ming have you put the Callaway Corvette Sledgehammer on the list? I know they only made a couple but any car that tops out at 254+ mph deserves to be on the list.

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    Quote Originally Posted by gmsickofan
    Why would you want that listed as a performance car if the Comp/G is there?
    Sorry for the very, very late response.
    The Comp/G is a Grand Prix. It is FWD as opposed to RWD and it has almost 100HP less than the 2004 GTO. That is why.

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    I see the 2006 Malibu Maxx SS, how about the 2006 Malibu SS sedan?

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    The Allante Northstar is on the list for Cadillac, and I saw a car the other day that was an "Allante Pininfarina." Apparently GM sent of few Allantes over to Italy's premier car design studio to have the body reworked a little. Same engine just cosmetics. That's a pretty worthless addition, but I bet it's a rare caddy.

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    pretty through . Hopefully they get intergrated more in video games.
    GM autos: the best investments I've ever made
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    1986 chevy cavalier wagon-206,442 miles
    1989 oldsmobile cutlass-216,220 miles
    2000 chevy cavalier-52,367 miles --totalled Hidden Content
    2001 chevy cavalierZ24-80,654 (Something finally happened! Needed a new battery)

    So lets see. Toyota lied about recalls. Lied about their HP ratings... I wonder how much truth is in their milage ratings..

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    The Aussie racing cars could be in there as well.






    Read this page for more information.
    ARC are known to head in to corners 4 wide.

    http://www.aussieracingcars.com.au/faq.php
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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    Quote Originally Posted by Ming
    1986 Commodore VL Aero
    1987 Brock/Mobil 1 Commodore VL SS *
    1994 HRT Holden Commodore VP - V8 Supercar *
    1998 HSV VT Clubsport 195i +
    2001 HSV VX2 R8 +
    2002 Holden Monaro CV8 T3 Targa Tasmania Rally Car *
    2003 VY Commodore SS
    2004 Repco Valvoline Commodore *
    2004 VZ Commodore SV6
    2004 HSV Coupe 4 +
    2004 VZ SS Ute
    2004 Holden Monaro CV8-R
    Ming you might also consider:
    1986 HDT VL 'Brock' Commodore SS Group A +
    1988 HSV VL Walkinshaw Commodore SS Group A (Batmobile) +
    1994 HSV VR GTS (5.7 Stroker) +
    1996 HSV VS GTS-R (5.7 Stroker) +
    2000 HSV VX GTS (402hp) +
    2002 Monaro 427 Nations Cup *

    And many of the very potent 1996-on beasties from CSV +
    (Australia's fastest 'Commodores')

    Check out CSV's site
    http://www.csvaustralia.com/
    Eg: About CSV/Fast Facts

    Older model (2001 VX?) CSV Veloce Picture Link

    For trivia HSV, CSV & Brock HDT are not deemed to be 'aftermarket' or a 'tuner' in Oz. Instead they were licensed by Govt as a Tier Two Manufacturer. This manufacturer status means their modified product is legally defined/identified/registered as an CSV/HSV vehicle (not Holden) and they pass Govt Type Compliance as such. IIRC the great old Brock HDT cars (predecessor to HSV) wore Holden ID also, but HSV & CSV do not
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    2006 Bonneville GXP?

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    Re: The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-200x

    Uhh how is the C2 considered a sports car?
    Sorry China, we'll buy your disposable electronics and lead coated toys, but when we Americans want a cheap car with horrible quality, we get a Chrysler.
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    Ming, in oldsmobile, you forgot to add Oldsmobile Alero GLS, my alero is a real speed demon, but not too speed demon-ey otherwise I'd be getting speeding tickets left and right

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