Last I heard it was the same "Zeta" or "Global RWD Architecture" platform as
the next gen Impala/Monte Carlo. Apparently the same as this:
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Tell me what price point it will be set at and I'll tell you whether
I'm excited or not. IMHO the GTO got clobbered not because it sucked
(it didn't) but because it was too expensive to be considered by people
just looking for transportation, but possibly willing to pay a small
premium for a fun to drive car.
RWD and IRS is a good start, though.
The GTO also completely lacked the looks to go with it's heritage.
The original Camaro was a competitive response to the original Mustang
and this new one is once again a response to Ford's revitalized Mustang.
That being the case, I would expect GM to offer a range of models at
price points which compete strongly with the current Mustang.
The recent GTO was a bad idea from the day the LiGhT BuLb went off in
Bob Lutz's well paid head. He just insisted that the one remaining rear
wheel drive car in the GM empire, in this case from Australia, would be
just the thing to bring back excitement to the Pontiac brand. Nice
try, but bzzzt. Now the Solstice is another story!
Not quite the build cost determined by economies of scale and the level of
sophistication, but the market sets the MSRP. Look at cars that are sold
around the world a widely spaced retail pricing yet the build cost is the
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