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GM Shuts Down High Performance Vehicle Operations Group

Posted in auto industry, Cadillac, Cars, Chevrolet, Fast Cars, GM, muscle cars, New Cars, Newsworthy, Racing, Roadster, Sports Cars by Suzanne Denbow | February 19th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |


Regardless of how much flak we’ve given GM over the past few months, yesterday’s announcement confirming the abandonment of GM’s High Performance Vehicle Operations (HPVO) genuinely saddens us. No longer able to support the budget required to continue producing high-performance models like the Cadillac CTS-V and the Chevy HHR SS (which we’re actually not going to miss that much), spokesman Vince Muniga says the HPVO will be shelved indefinitely until GM regains some semblance of financial health. Until that time, however, the speed-hungry engineers who comprised the High Performance unit will be dispersed to other departments to aid in the development of core products (read: “lame shit like the Chevy Beat”).

Although no mention was made of how this newest policy shift will affect the future of the 2010 Chevy Camaro, it does place a renewed emphasis on the fine print found at the bottom of the pre-order form reading “Placement of an order with a dealer is not a guarantee of production or delivery.”

Source: Auto News

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