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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndclasscitizen
    Well, my issue is with the styling issues of going to smaller wheels. The VE SS runs 245 section tyres all round so they have plenty of grip, and on the GTS (those wheels) they run 275 section rears. US buyers had better hope that they don't go down size in section as well.

    Any word on specs for these? Still running the 270kw L92 6ltr?
    Actually I'm surprised to find that the V8 powered Commodore runs 245 section tyres. I find it very reasonable.

    The fact that you mentioned 20" wheels made me worry about needlessly wide tyres. But as it turns out my worries were unnecessary.
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    I reckon we want that in Europe too...
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    Apparently, something simillar to the SS-V is coming towards the UK under the VXR8 nameplate...
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    It'd be even better as a Bonneville.

    Pontiac has many well-regarded names in their past (Tempest, LeMans, Bonneville, Grand Prix, Ventura, Super Chief even... the list goes on), I fail to understand why they decided to switch to alpha-numeric designations.
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    Why'd they have to go and ruin it with that hood?

    It actually looks good until I look at front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Actually I'm surprised to find that the V8 powered Commodore runs 245 section tyres. I find it very reasonable.

    The fact that you mentioned 20" wheels made me worry about needlessly wide tyres. But as it turns out my worries were unnecessary.
    We've long been criticised for producing under-tyred cars, but alot of people are conscious of the replacement costs for them.
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    It looks good. the front is over gaped but still......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Actually I'm surprised to find that the V8 powered Commodore runs 245 section tyres. I find it very reasonable.
    They only moved to 245s on the SS and 275 on the HSVs with the VE commodore. Prior to that it was 235s. The 275s on the HSVs can apparently control a 500hp supercharged LS2 quite well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    The fact that you mentioned 20" wheels made me worry about needlessly wide tyres. But as it turns out my worries were unnecessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jinx
    Apparently, something simillar to the SS-V is coming towards the UK under the VXR8 nameplate...
    Sacrilige! You can't call a V8 Holden an XR8!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy (in VA)
    It'd be even better as a Bonneville.

    Pontiac has many well-regarded names in their past (Tempest, LeMans, Bonneville, Grand Prix, Ventura, Super Chief even... the list goes on), I fail to understand why they decided to switch to alpha-numeric designations.
    Americans are extremely badge concious to the point of rabid obsession and after the pathetic GTO badge shitfight I reckon GM would be mad to risk using any of their 'heritage' nameplates ever again on an imported Holden

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    definately. why would such a good product carry a US nameplate
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows
    definately. why would such a good product carry a US nameplate
    Currently my favorite US badge is Lucerne

    What a dumb name for a car! Why name a luxury Buick after a vegetable crop you feed to cows! Whats next the Chevy Alfalfa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota
    Americans are extremely badge concious to the point of rabid obsession and after the pathetic GTO badge shitfight I reckon GM would be mad to risk using any of their 'heritage' nameplates ever again on an imported Holden
    And yet they didn't hesitate to apply "Bonneville" to a front-wheel-drive mish-mash with more plastic add-ons than a room full of trophy wives.

    Also, rumor has it Bob Lutz wants to bring the Holden Ute over as a Chevrolet El Camino (another 'heritage' nameplate).
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    Methinks it won't be called the El Camino if they do so - something retarded that ends in R i think might just be on the cards.

    Buick Lucerne it's only called that in Canada IIRC - because french-speaking canadians had a good chuckle at the first choice - LaCrosse
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