303 hp? What an joke, given that the LS1 has at least 345 hp ! Big difference . The CTS-V costs almost 50 large, not in the same category price wise. GM had to redesign the engine cradle in the W-car ( by the way an entirely different car platform ) to accomodate the v8 , which is a redesigned truck engine.
Torqe steer above 300 hp is gonna cause problems, and six horsepower either way isn't much of a difference. A number like 40 hp more is.
There hasn't been ONE porduction car , stock, with more than 320 hp that is front wheel drive. At least not without a trick drive system like honda'* SH-AWD. It'd be nice if GM put a 305 or 310 horse engine in the Bonnie, but also keep in mind the GXP is a rather low-budget model update, not a full platform retooling and update like the GP .Spending money to put a real 340+ horsepwer engine on an old and soon-to-be discontinued vehicle makes no sense,$ wise .Im glad they put the 275 horse engine in , and not the tuned-for-hosepower 300 variant with no torque. As far as the 300 is concerned? What will Damiler ( yeah, Chrysler too I guess)do when the warranty claims stack up and a model-year update looms?Nothing more original than a chromed BRICK !