Holden Performance - Very Excited with info and questions....




niphilli
12-06-2002, 11:53 AM
Well I am very excited about this car from looking at the holden monaro pictures gallery and reading all of the press releases.

http://www.holden.com.au/www-holden/action/gallery?navid=5&catid=1004

Questions:
1. How are they going to offer this car at 30-35K as promised?

holden quotes $55K for their V-8 Version. My biggest hope was that the interior would be left unmolested except for switching from LHD, and my biggest fear is that Pontiac will Put a shitty GM interior in it to save some of the 20K. Where else are they going to cut corners?

2. Do you think there will be any sheet metal changes at all?

Hope not
I am thinking no, just new ground Fx, front and rear bumper skin. But you know Pontiacs reputation for going crazy in the plastic department (Please God no).

3. Does any-one have weight and size (wheelbase) specs from the Holden car? Is this an IRS car?

I know there are probably not going to be answers to these for a while, but I am excited. If Pontiac will leave most of the sheetmetal alone and do a tasteful plastic trim job (Like the T/A). This car will be badass. I will be the first in line to trade in the Mustang. Could care less if it is LS-1 Or LS-6.

-Nick

<small>[ December 06, 2002, 11:55 AM: Message edited by: niphilli ]</small>


strife
12-07-2002, 01:32 AM
1. How are they going to offer this car at 30-35K as promised?

Not sure but remember 55k is Australian roughly about 30250 USD

3. Does any-one have weight and size (wheelbase) specs from the Holden car? Is this an IRS car?

Yes it is IRS

Length 4802
Width 1824
Height 1400
Wheelbase 2788
Kerb Mass is 1640 KG M6 1645 KG A4

niphilli
12-07-2002, 09:34 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by strife:
<strong>1. How are they going to offer this car at 30-35K as promised?

Not sure but remember 55k is Australian roughly about 30250 USD

3. Does any-one have weight and size (wheelbase) specs from the Holden car? Is this an IRS car?

Yes it is IRS

Length 4802
Width 1824
Height 1400
Wheelbase 2788
Kerb Mass is 1640 KG M6 1645 KG A4</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh I assumed the $ meant american dollars. That is good news. God Iwould love to have that interior.

Thanks!


strife
12-07-2002, 08:25 PM
I do

http://www.carcoders.com/strife/gto2a.jpg
http://www.carcoders.com/strife/gto7a.jpg
http://www.carcoders.com/strife/gto12a.jpg

We would like some of your cars over here as well

niphilli
12-07-2002, 10:03 PM
Strife~
That is one incredible car. I hope to own one soon. Thanks for the pictures.

strife
12-09-2002, 01:19 AM
here is a pic of the updated interior for next years series 2 release

http://gm.wieck.com/forms/gm/PV__010140__.jpg

press release

http://www.media.holden.com.au/division/holden/news/releases/021209_monaro.html

<small>[ December 09, 2002, 01:21 AM: Message edited by: strife ]</small>