Our condolences to those keeping the flame of G8 love alive. Bob Lutz, fighter jet pilot and GM executive (again), has finally taken the G8 out back behind the shed like a tired racehorse, and put it down for good. There will be no G8 love, no Chevy Caprice love, nada … just hard love from the General. Click through for Bob’s heart to heart with GM fans through the FastLane corporate blog.
“The G8 will not be a Caprice after all. I’d mentioned it, and said we were studying it, giving it a serious look, because a car like the G8 was just too good to waste.
“That’s all still true. But I have to say that, with my new “marketing” hat on, upon further review and careful study, we simply cannot make a business case for such a program. Not in today’s market, in this economy, and with fuel regulations what they are and will be.”
There you have it. If anyone has a nifty epitaph idea, let us know!
PS: Silver lining – “In no way, and this is very important, in no way does this mean we are backing away from performance, or backing away from rear-wheel drive. Look no further for proof than the Corvette, the Camaro, the CTS or many other present and future Cadillacs. We have a strong lineup of RWD vehicles already and we will continue to have it.
Feel better? Good.