Those were nice cars for the time. The designers did a good job integrating a lower belt line for better visibility, unlike the current Camaro.
I wish they all could be California squirrels!
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That's cool! I wonder how much a car like that costs. And too bad they don't know the hp or even the exact specifications.
Jon Moss had the greatest job at GM, he was given a multi million dollar budget and a handful of engineers to play what if games with GM vehicles. Sometimes they were GM's idea for testing possible future product, sometimes they were his to try to pitch to GM. This was how the 94-96 Impala SS came from the Caprice by the way. Too bad the unit got disbanded during the BK.
The Feretta came first, then there was a 5.0 powered 1st gen Lumina, then to an LS1 powered '00 Impala, which led to the LS4 powered cars we eventually ended up with.
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Sweet! I want it!
Also, can I get in on this poker game? The one I usually attend never sees one off GM concept cars in the kitty.
After a little digging, I think the engine was a early version of this Isuzu 4.2 V8.
Interesting how close both the Mustang and F Bodies came to going away, Ford had the Probe replacement and GM apparently had this in the works.
the "downsized" econo-box RWD cars were cramped VS the FWD competition
compare the CHEVETTE / COROLLA to an OMNI / VW GOLF
petrol was expensive and fuel economy was KING in advertising
the Probe and FWD 4th GEN F body would have been better and more fuel efficient when planning started around 1984
also for the Isuzu V8 remember GM had a stake in Isuzu back then
I wonder if it is an early base for the Northstar / maybe an evolution of the HT4100 and NOT as stated a "pure play" Isuzu but more of an Isuzu/GM co-engineering effort
Don't forget the RWD Buick concept cars, Regal (w-body) and Reatta.
Both were V6 turbo.