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Alpha Platform

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Just thought id throw another thread out to discuss the Alpha Platform

We have two threads about the MT article about pontiac not getting an Alpha... i call :bs: especially since Lutz discredited it....

Im really interested in the platform, as it may signal a return to cheap, fun RWD cars

What i know so far...

Cadillac is the obvious reciever of the platform, sub CTS car

Pontiac should and almost definatley will get at least one variation of the car

Alpha uses Kappa as a basis and the Kappa twins may eventually move to Alpha

What i want to know..

Besides the possibility of the Sky/Solsitce on Alpha, will the Ponitac/Cadillac Alphas be Sedan only? or will multiple bodystyles be used

What other GM divisions will get a variant? Pontiac/Caddy/Holden..etc??

Another thing i think would be cool:

supposedly when kappa was being designed the engineers built the engine bay around an LS1 motor.. not for a factory option, but so gearheads can easily swap in a V8 to the lightweight platform...

i hope the same is done for alpha.. even if a V8 is not to be offered, it would be awesome if it fit...

I think it would be awesome if this became a mini-zeta, with great flexability to spawn multiple bodystyles :)

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I hope along with you.

But I expect something for Caddy,Holden, and Opel from this platform. As well as several somethings for Pontiac,

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Who knows...I'd love to see a BMW 3-series sized Cadillac alpha coupe and convertible...

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I would like to see them try their hand at an Alpha based 6th-gen Camaro. Return it to its pony car roots. Keep it around 3200 lbs, give it 300-330hp and watch it kill the Mustang with less hp while also being capable of well over 30mpg in non-hybrid trim.

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Eventually, a whole lineup of Cadillac Alphas, as well as Pontiac Alphas, and Alphas for Holden, Opel, Buick China, and Chevrolet ME.

To show they are serious, GM seriously needs Alpha Cadillac sedan, coupe, and eventually a convertible.

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