Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by DanicaFreak, Jan 9, 2017.
That was announced last year. Gm will be racing a new name in 2018. Might even change the car a little. LOL
Malibu, Camaro, Impala (again)
Agree on two of them, I I believe it was said that the Camaro wont come to Cup, they want to keep the "pony cars" in the Jr. Series.
I'm a Chevy guy but I'm happy to see the SS go away. It's an awesome car but too expensive for what it really is. Since the car came out I think I have seen less than 10 of them on the road. I thought the whole point was "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday?" Hopefully Chevy will get back to that.
GM couldn't figure out how to make money in a whore house
I am think a Chevy Sonic the Hedgehog would be a good choice. It has all the attributes a Nascar vehicle needs in that it is a 4 cyl, 4dr FWD car.
I knew you were still hoping to revive the Dash series.
I don't think it's too expensive considering everything you get. It's a limited production car by design, so I'm not really sure what the intent was by featuring it in Nascar. But I do appreciate that they are the only Cup manufacturer racing a RWD, V8 platform.
I'm bummed about Holden. A lot of GM's coolest cars were made in Australia. I'll be sad to see something cool like the SS replaced by something lame like the Malibu.
Ford of Australia imports all its cars and Holden is soon to follow if it hasn't already which is probably why the SS is going bye bye as it is a Holden Commodore. I think Ford and GM used to sell about about 4-500,000 vehicles a year produced domestically but last I heard that number was below 200K which is not worth is not worth the time or money.
Australia has (had) all the cool stuff...
Ah yes, the Ute. Whereas here in the US we buy cars built on truck chassis down under they think it's cool to put a truck body on a sedan chassis. Jesus that's ugly.
Basically an El Camino no?
I hope they race the Impala. Good looking car
Those died well before my time. I've sadly only lived in the crossover suv soccer-mom era.
If you were paying attention you would have known from the beginning that the SS was going to be discontinued in 2017. You would also have known that sales were extremely limited on purpose.
Probably the Malibu. I think the current Impala is too big.
What's not to love?....
It's about the same size as the old Impala.
I thought I heard something when they went to the Gen-6 that it was too big for the current template, maybe I'm wrong.
Did GM say that? Maybe it was a convenient excuse. Dodge had no problem fitting the Charger onto the Gen-6 template (it has roughly the same dimensions as the Impala).
Coulda been. Regardless, I think the Malibu would make more sense as a replacement for the SS, as it is a more direct competitor to the Fusion and Camry. The Impala is more of a competitor to the Taurus and Avalon.
True. But the Impala is a great looking car, whereas the new Malibu, well......
Because Ford stopped production there.
I agree, the Malibu, or even stepping down one to the Cruze , I vote the Cruze as it looks pretty good in Touring Car trim , would make sense as the next replacement .
Part of me for my own amusment would like to see Chevy pull what Dodge did during that year period between the Intrepid and Charger in NASCAR when they ran the car as just a Dodge
Looks like an El Camino with dwarfism.
I don't know what makes one more or less attractive than the other. My untrained eye can't see much difference.
Regardless, whatever hits the race track will be shaped more like it's Ford and Toyota racing counterparts than either of these street cars.
It's a niche car, they didn't build many. Same when Pontiac made the G8 (same car).
But why market it to a mostly blue collar audience? What was the point in building up demand in a mass market with a niche product your audience couldn't find, and couldn't afford if they did find it?
See what Ford is doing with the GT over in IMSA? That's how you sell a niche car, by targeting a audience more able to afford a $60K performance car (and the fuel and insurance for same).
I could very well be misunderstanding what it is you are saying, if so, please forgive
I dont think Ford is really using IMSA to market the Ford GT in the way you might be thinking, people just cant go to a Ford dealership and buy a GT, Ford followed Ferrari like they do with a few of their cars like the La Ferrari, and you have to apply to Ford to even be considered for purchasing a GT, not to mention the list of requirements that one must have in order to be considered . The market that Ford is targeting is made up of 500 people per year, as in that is the number of GT's that Ford is going to make annually.
Not sure which car you are saying is 60K, but the SS starts out at $46k, and the GT is in the $400k range, I suppose the SS could top out close to $60k.
And then race them
search 2017 Holden and you get this...
No kidding, but it was a stupid choice by Chevy. If you want to compete with BMW, Audi, etc, then go for it full force. I guess Cadillac probably gets in the way of that. Maybe they should start racing Caddys. LOL
LOL? Jeff Gordon doesn't think so.
And see post #20. Also:
Along with many other results for Googling 'Cadillac IMSA' over the last six months. Drop down a class and see 'Vettes competing with BMW and Audi.
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