Originally Posted by complinitor
The '05 STS will be on a rear-drive platform, probably the same platform as the '05 Bonneville, Park Ave/Lesabre, and Impala. GM is done with front drive in their big cars - now that they have all the electronics to control traction and braking + the independant rear perfected in the current Corvette. I think MB and BMW should watch their backs. AMG and M won't mean too much come September 2005.
Speedy, I think 450hp in a FWD sounds cool on paper, but in practice it wouldn't work out at all. To effectively put all the power down to the ground, you need some massive tire (300mm+). Try fitting that on a streetable FWD. Not to mention the laws of physics are working against you anyway (inertia and weigh transfer).
I hope GM US takes some cues from it'* Australian division, Holden...those are some awesome cars they have down under.