Re: Not worth commenting on.

Discussion in '2001 Pontiac Grand Am Hot Wheels Concept' started by Wheelman, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Not worth commenting on.

    I think I said it all. It's almost a stock Grand Am GT. What a waste of valuable web space.
     
  2. Yeah, you`re right. Looks more like a GT but with different styling.
     
  3. i like it, just needs more power and a 5speed manual.<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Omsirut</i>
    <b>i like it, just needs more power and a 5speed manual.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Rear wheel drive, and maybe a supercharger would give it some punch. However, as it is I am not impressed.
     
  5. Yet another one of chevy's atempts at the youth market... Personly I want power and numbers before looks
     
  6. Try looking at this car for what it was made for. LOOKS ONLY, if pontiac was going to try they could drop a lot larger engine with more power this is a visual design model not engine design. IT LOOKS HOT
     
  7. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Buddha</i>
    <b>Try looking at this car for what it was made for. LOOKS ONLY, if pontiac was going to try they could drop a lot larger engine with more power this is a visual design model not engine design. IT LOOKS HOT</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    No, they could not drop in any bigger engine. They can barely fit the 3400 V6 in the engine bay of the Grand Am. Thats why the Grand Am GT does not come in a 5-speed. For them to fit a FWD 5-speed tranny in the Grand Am chassis the need to use the smaller 2.4L I4. If they were to drop in a bigger engine, say the 3800 V6, they would need to change it to a RWD to make room for the tranny and the driveshafts. As it is, the only performance mod I can see them using would be a supercharger, but then again, it's only available in FWD, and who wants to drive that anyways.
     
  8. if it's not worth commenting on, why post on it??

    just asking
     
  9. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Wheelman</i>
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    <b>Try looking at this car for what it was made for. LOOKS ONLY, if pontiac was going to try they could drop a lot larger engine with more power this is a visual design model not engine design. IT LOOKS HOT</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    No, they could not drop in any bigger engine. They can barely fit the 3400 V6 in the engine bay of the Grand Am. Thats why the Grand Am GT does not come in a 5-speed. For them to fit a FWD 5-speed tranny in the Grand Am chassis the need to use the smaller 2.4L I4. If they were to drop in a bigger engine, say the 3800 V6, they would need to change it to a RWD to make room for the tranny and the driveshafts. As it is, the only performance mod I can see them using would be a supercharger, but then again, it's only available in FWD, and who wants to drive that anyways.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->


    Correction. The Grand Am GT DOES come in a 5 speed manual. Not sure if its Hurst or Getrag though. Not a listed option, but if you ask for it, they will give you one for a couple grand more. <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> <!-- Signature -->
     
  10. I think some of you are missing the point. This is a CONCEPT vehicle, used by manufacturers to guage public reaction to new styling elements and technology. RWD and a 5 speed would be great, but what do you think this car would cost? A lot more than the current version, for sure, and the cost would push it out of its intended market.
    FYI the 2003 Grand Am GT has become available with an SC/T hood and wing option, looks kind of like the hood on this concept.
     
  11. First of all, its Pontiac, not Chevy. Secondly, GM happens to have a HUGE share of the youth market. Look at how many Cavaliers and Sunfires were sold in 2002, compared to Golfs and Civics and the like. Power and numbers? I admit GM has fallen behind the imports in keeping up with the current performance trend, but with people like Bob Lutz and Mark Ruess now onboard, well, just keep your eyes open over the next few years. I'm sure you'll be surprised by what the Genereal offers.
     
  12. WRONG!!! You can fit larger engines in the Grand Am's engine bay...phht, you can even fit the 5.7L LS1 V8 into it!

    Engine swaps aren't very popular these days but they are slowly coming back.
     
  13. YEAH RIGHT!!! GM doesn't make a 5 speed manual for the LA1...the only ones that exist for the 3.4L V6 are the ones in the SC/T concepts and home made ones!

    Don't know where you got your information from but it's not true.
     

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