Leave it to Johnny Lieberman of The Truth About Cars
to come up with a sports car
enthusiast's wet dream from the current General Motors and Renault/Nissan imbroglio. His idea? A new performance division resulting from the "sinergy" of General Motor's and Nissan's best sports cars.
The flagship of this new division would be the 7.0-liter Corvette Z06. Just below it, Nissan's new GT-R. Further down would be the Chevrolet Camaro Concept and Nissan's 350Z. Lieberman admits that both would have buyers lunging at each others
market segments, so he suggests AWD and 380-hp for the Z, to compete with the likes of the EVO and STI, while Shelby GT500 buyers would be attracted to the Camaro's All-American bad-boy looks and 505-hp LS7 engine. The Pontiac Solstice would bring up the back, providing an entry level vehicle for the new division.
Has Robert Farago's cohort gone mad? Or would such a division literally drive fans to GM/Nissan showrooms after emptying their Porsche savings? Give us your yays and nays in comments.
[Source: The Truth About Cars]