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Old 12-24-2005, 11:32 AM
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Bitter CD II 2003-2004

Bitter cars ceased production in 1986, over ten years after the first model, the CD was introduced. Using Opel / GM bits and pieces and Baur's and other's production facilities Bitter had produced grand tourers like the CD and SC. In 1985 a decreasing demand forced the last of a rare breed of low-volume manufacuters to shut down. In the following years the company's founder Erich Bitter did not retire from the automotive industry and at the turn of the century rumours of an upcoming Bitter surfaced.

Although heavily speculated on in the preceeding years, the unveiling of the Bitter CD II at the 2003 Geneva Motorshow was still a surprise for many. Although the 'new' CD is very modern, it encaptures all the design and construction elements of the old Bitters; it combines Italian looks with GM technology. A year later, a slightly updated version was presented in Geneva.

The base for the CD II is the Australian Holden Monaro coupe, with which it shares the chassis and engine. For the expected production version of the CD II, Bitter will definitly use a GM engine, possibly the LS2 6.0 litre Corvette V8 or even a rumoured Cadillac V12 engine. It's expected to make its debut somewhere in 2005 (model attached).

-Article by Wouter Melissen
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:35 AM
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Bitter CD II #2:
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:36 AM
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Bitter CD II #3:
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:37 AM
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A cros between one of them Fiat things and a 456.
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:38 AM
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Very clean looking car, name is not very appealing though.
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:46 AM
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looks more like a fiat coupe rear and a 550 profile.
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:36 PM
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The Bitter looks very nice but 2005 is almost over.

Also, is this a Euro only model or will this appear in the States as well?
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:48 PM
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Reminds me of the alfas...
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:50 PM
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I love the way the body looks, very appealing. But the name kinda brings it down
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:35 PM
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Wait a minute!

I already own one of these.
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Or worse.....Fiat Coupe and a Chevy Cobalt.
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Old 12-24-2005, 02:45 PM
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looks more like a fiat coupe rear and a 550 profile.
I completely agree... But we have to remember the shape of the first CD ever, back to the 80s: it seemed a Ferrari Mondial, at least from the front (I think I've never seen a photo of the rear). So, we must not be surprised if the new CD looks as a Ferrari.

EDIT: ok, it wasn't the first CD ever. Here there is a photo of the model I had in my mind, the one on the top right. But even the others Bitter had always had something which resembled a Ferrari
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Old 12-24-2005, 04:20 PM
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The base for the CD II is the Australian Holden Monaro coupe...
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Also, is this a Euro only model or will this appear in the States as well?
Yes, its called the Pontiac GTO.
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A cros between one of them Fiat things and a 456.
That would be the Fiat Coupe.
It has already been mentioned, but I thought I would help you out there if you needed it

I read something about this a while ago (In Carsguide, watch out for my Carsguide thread tomorrow I hope).
Apprently it will cost $200,000. Or something. All I remember for sure is its expensive.
Sounds fair enough with the specs and power...But would YOU pay over $150,000 for a Fiat Coupe with a Monaro chassis and engine?
Both the coupe and monaro sell for under $60,000...
It had better have a quality interior...

On an unrelated note, the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Crysler 300c have the same kinda shape (I think) but the 300c costs around $50,000-$60,000...The Phatntom costs $900,000.
WHY?????
What does it have thats so special?
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:23 AM
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On an unrelated note, the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Crysler 300c have the same kinda shape (I think) but the 300c costs around $50,000-$60,000...The Phatntom costs $900,000.
WHY?????
What does it have thats so special?
Are you serious? You think that just the shape of the car dictates the price? Why don't you look at the engine difference, the luxury difference and the sizes of the cars? Not to mention that the name itself adds some value. I'm not saying that the 300 isn't a fantastic car, but you really can't try to compare it to the Rolls on terms of value.
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