|Originally posted by olejoedad:
Uh, 'scuse me, why would you rotate the drivetrain 180°?
That was in the context of flipping the Citation front end around to go in the rear...180 degrees.
As I posted in the FB group, I don't see this happening. As proposed, the sales would largely be at the expense of other GM models, including the Corvette and doing that requires someone at the Lutz level to evangelize. A turbo V6 with HP in the mid 300s is exactly what many of us Kappa (Sky/Solstice) owners were hoping for in Gen 2 of that platform, along with a more refined interior. But again, that platform had Lutz behind it and it died after four years and I don't see them trying it again for at least another ten, at which point it would be electric, not gas. And then it's not a $30k car, it's $60k+ and the point is lost. Heck, even the 2.0 turbo Sky and Solstice were over $30k and that was with a shitty interior and ten years ago.
Don't get me wrong- I'd love to see an American made, mid-engine, two seater that is affordable (sorry Corvette, you aren't) and has real power. Heck, I'd like to see Mazda put out a Miata with 350HP.