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J dot Miller

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Oh no... The Camaro has taken the lions share!
« on: May 07, 2007, 07:18:53 AM »
The Camaro has taken the lions share of the GM's RWD drive budget.  Looks like some mid sized SUV's will be axed.  GM no longer has the R&D budget it once had.  9 Billion vs Toyota's 14 Billion and GM pays more for the loans.  Not to mention, the extra costs of Personnel benefits they acquired back in the hay day...  :'(

So what to do...  Use the Camaro body for more car models...  They are looking at a Modular approach...

At the time, Lutz also hinted that part of the reason for the delay in moving forward with the Camaro project was to extend the utility of the fundamental architecture so it could serve as the platform for other vehicles as well.

"What you've got to understand is that we've got this modular product architecture kit where we have two different lengths of center underbodies, two different lengths of front rails, and two different lengths of rear over hang. So we can modify those elements any way we want. In the case of the Camaro it's long short, short. If, for instance, we wanted to do a very large rear-wheel-drive Cadillac with more than eight cylinders you could do long, long, long," Lutz said. "It's like a Lego set - you weld them together anyway you want," he added.   ^-^

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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM