For the last 6 years GM has received a lot of flak for its 'antiquated" 3800 (now keep yer pants on BC....I'm reciting car mags and critics, not my own personal opinion
). It was time for the Bonneville to go back to a V8. Right now the Northstar is a well proven engine with a lot of power.
DOHC is the current trend in cars now. Most buyers are going for that higher speed performance as opposed to that smoke em off the line power. Think Nissan etc.
This will hopefully open up a wider aftermarket scene for drivers that are fortunate to have a V8 in front of em.
Its also time for the Bonneville to go back to RWD
*edit* and if you want whine...I suppose you need to hear a V8 at 5500 RPM...it whines...no...it screams
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