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Old 08-30-2006, 12:21 AM   #51
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Someone else mentioned the 350 being around still after being killed off. The LSx series of engines are the 3rd and 4th gen of the ol' SBC...
I know the LS engines are SBC, but weren't there a few years where the SBC was discontinued? My point is that it didn't die, even though it may have been out of production (or at least really unpopular).
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Just got my new MotorTrend Mag in the mail. The front cover shows the new Grand Prix. Yes it'* a rebadged Ausie Commodore SS-V.
362 hp 390 ft-lbs 6.0 liter RWD with 6 speed auto or 6 speed std.
yeaaaaaaaa, id hit that
and this will be the same gp thats being discontinued in 08?
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Just got my new MotorTrend Mag in the mail. The front cover shows the new Grand Prix. Yes it'* a rebadged Ausie Commodore SS-V.
362 hp 390 ft-lbs 6.0 liter RWD with 6 speed auto or 6 speed std.
yeaaaaaaaa, id hit that
and this will be the same gp thats being discontinued in 08?
yes
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Just got my new MotorTrend Mag in the mail. The front cover shows the new Grand Prix. Yes it'* a rebadged Ausie Commodore SS-V.
362 hp 390 ft-lbs 6.0 liter RWD with 6 speed auto or 6 speed std.
yeaaaaaaaa, id hit that
and this will be the same gp thats being discontinued in 08?
yes
whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyy???????????
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Just got my new MotorTrend Mag in the mail. The front cover shows the new Grand Prix. Yes it'* a rebadged Ausie Commodore SS-V.
362 hp 390 ft-lbs 6.0 liter RWD with 6 speed auto or 6 speed std.
yeaaaaaaaa, id hit that
and this will be the same gp thats being discontinued in 08?
The way I read the article, the name would continue, but the fwd w-body is out the door. This is because (at least according to Motor Trend) Pontiac is going all RWD. Which means no more G6 or G5 (thank god). If they dropped those cars, and added the new Holden SS-V to the lineup, Pontiac will be much better off and much more appealing.
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Just got my new MotorTrend Mag in the mail. The front cover shows the new Grand Prix. Yes it'* a rebadged Ausie Commodore SS-V.
362 hp 390 ft-lbs 6.0 liter RWD with 6 speed auto or 6 speed std.
yeaaaaaaaa, id hit that
and this will be the same gp thats being discontinued in 08?
The way I read the article, the name would continue, but the fwd w-body is out the door. This is because (at least according to Motor Trend) Pontiac is going all RWD. Which means no more G6 or G5 (thank god). If they dropped those cars, and added the new Holden SS-V to the lineup, Pontiac will be much better off and much more appealing.
so is it safe to say the below car


will stick around in the future???
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Just got my new MotorTrend Mag in the mail. The front cover shows the new Grand Prix. Yes it'* a rebadged Ausie Commodore SS-V.
362 hp 390 ft-lbs 6.0 liter RWD with 6 speed auto or 6 speed std.
yeaaaaaaaa, id hit that
and this will be the same gp thats being discontinued in 08?
The way I read the article, the name would continue, but the fwd w-body is out the door. This is because (at least according to Motor Trend) Pontiac is going all RWD. Which means no more G6 or G5 (thank god). If they dropped those cars, and added the new Holden SS-V to the lineup, Pontiac will be much better off and much more appealing.
so is it safe to say the below car


will stick around in the future???
If Bobby Lutz gives it the go ahead, then, yeah looks like it.
It'* already been engineered for left and right hand drive, which makes things a whole lot easier
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While I like the looks of the 2008 grand prix I prefer fwd vehicles. I'd rather be pulled than pushed especially in inclement weather.
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I don't think the 3800 will die very quickly, at least in the aftermarket. Wasn't the 350 SBC discontinued for a while? With the reliability, popularity, and availability of replacement parts, 3800s will live on for a LONG time. Heck, we're just scratching the surface of their power potential, as evidenced by the new 1/4 records set recently.
i'd like to see the 3.8 in the soltice
The problem with the 3800 in any aftermarket is it'* not in any "performance oriented" cars. the sportiest car you can get it in, is a GTP.

And a 3800 in a Solstice? The 2.0 SIDI motor in the GXP is worlds ahead of the L67, while being MAJORLY capped. An LS2 would be lighter then an L67 anyways, and those fit just fine...

One thing to clear up guys, the Grand Prix name plate is going away in 08, but this new G8 is coming to replace it and the Bonne then. SO the GP is going away, but there'* still a midsize poncho that'll be around..
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One thing to clear up guys, the Grand Prix name plate is going away in 08, but this new G8 is coming to replace it and the Bonne then. SO the GP is going away, but there'* still a midsize poncho that'll be around..
exactly, and chances are that there will be a huge aft mkt for this car also
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