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Old 10-10-2002, 01:36 PM   #11
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Oh if they make that 2005 Bonneville 450hp RWD I will be all over that car. That car will be awesome.
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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.
That'* awesome.

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.
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:( If the Bonneville goes RWD, I don't think I will get another one...not until I get a lot of money and can afford another car for FWD in the winter...
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:( If the Bonneville goes RWD, I don't think I will get another one...not until I get a lot of money and can afford another car for FWD in the winter...
If I had the money... I would definitely get a RWD... to me.. I'm use to feathering throttle for control, and enjoy the spin-outs and burn-outs you can do with it..
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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.
That'* awesome.

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.
I love to disagree and to tell you the truth about Scott'* Bonneville kicking out 450hp. Yes his torque is a bit lower than a v8. You are right though the ability to get over 450hp to stick is difficult. I would say 500hp would be the limit in my book. I am interested in what Scotts experience has been. I have to admit I have never played with 500hp in a FWD car. RWD yes but FWD no. I believe it can be done but it will not be easy.


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Yes Holden is awesome and is the reason we are getting RWD HP again.

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