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6 cars that need to be revived by Gokart Mozart
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Is it really all that crazy to want a new Fiero? It is? Ok. But can you blame me? The Fiero was a Ferrari-inspired, mid-engined, rear-drive American piece of goodness that practically everyone fell in love with.

Truth be told, you can still pick one up for pretty cheap off of eBay, but how cool would it be to have a new one? I guess that would also mean a revival of Pontiac altogether, which might be a little harder…
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It wouldn't be the same car and in low volumes, the price would be high. Look at the Solstice.

And in that article, they talk about the Delorean. You can get a "new" one... just takes a lot of money.

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And in that article, they talk about the Delorean. You can get a "new" one... just takes a lot of money.



Delorean of Houston can't actually make a new Delorean. They can't create new VIN numbers so they refurbish existing ones with new parts. Even if it's 99.99% new and the VIN plate is the only original part left there can never be more Deloreans in the world than there are right now.
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Funny thing was the solstice they were actually toying with calling that the fiero for a while. and another funny thing about the solstice coupe was the people that own DMC were trying to buy the rights to the solstice coupe as the next delorean

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Delorean of Houston can't actually make a new Delorean. They can't create new VIN numbers so they refurbish existing ones with new parts. Even if it's 99.99% new and the VIN plate is the only original part left there can never be more Deloreans in the world than there are right now.



Yup, they will but an old run down DMC frame but they cannot change the vin or odometer but other than that you pretty much get a brand new DMC from the 80's
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also another fun fact, as long as the EPA exists, RX-X (7,8,) with a rotary will not, the demise of the rotary engine was brought about by todays emission standards. Much like CAT's older truck motors and Macks grey engines, the rotary just could not be made to meet current EPA standards and was pretty much forced out of production.
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

also another fun fact, as long as the EPA exists, RX-X (7,8,) with a rotary will not, the demise of the rotary engine was brought about by todays emission standards. Much like CAT's older truck motors and Macks grey engines, the rotary just could not be made to meet current EPA standards and was pretty much forced out of production.


http://www.carscoops.com/20...ed-to-arrive-in.html

http://www.worldcarfans.com...engine-partnership--

http://www.autoblog.com/201...ops-rx-8-production/
Mazda managed to move a mere 1,134 of the models last year, and 2011 hasn't treated the rotary any better. Sales are down 21 percent through July. The Japanese automaker was forced to remove the model from European showrooms last year after it failed to meet emissions standards, and the company says that it simply can't justify continuing to manufacture the vehicle without sales in the old country.

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The rotary engine was also pretty much a gas hog. Lots of performance out of a small package though. I wonder how it would work on Hydrogen power??
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The rotary engine in it's current form gets a bad reputation as a gas hog and pollution creator. Only because Mazda has been the only company developing it. If a fraction of the time and money spent on reciprocating engines were put into the rotary it would be ten times better.
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