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What we need now is.....

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What we need now is one of these. Why it didn't go into production, I have no idea. It should have.

Recently, at a open house at the GM Heritage Center, this little puppy showed up, fresh from a rebuild.

Twin cam Cosworth engine, much like an early ecotech. 5 speed, bad ass look I think...cowl hood.

F- body styling, some crappy vega parts, but sort of an early kind of Solstice/Sky feel to it...pics don't do it justice!

This design was a result of the energy CrIsiS in the 70s, but the style of this unit speaks to me.

Needs cool wheels and tires but otherwise excellent! I would imagine some amazing mpg with such a wedge

to cut thru the air. I feel like building my own after looking it over closely. Other XP's that have been rebuilt

recently include the Corvair Super Spyder, XP-8 Le Sabre, and Astro III, the three wheeled, turbine-powered Vette of Dooom.

First time I've actually seen XP-898 in person, and I am really diggin on it's lines. I want a hydrogen fuel cell powered one.

How about a 1.3l 3cyl turbo that gets 40mpg ummmm ok.

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Really has a 4th-gen F-Body feel to it in that 1st pic (duh!). Can anyone look at the rear and NOT think 'Vega taillights'? :D

I do see a real point to having a retro design with an alternate powertrain... not sure what that point is but I like it.

Maybe it was all the alternate proposals from that era ('50-60s). I'd still rather have a Solstice, tho.

Great to see GM maintaining their Heritage collection. Thanks for the update, MM!

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More like 70's-tastic.

I like it.

Thanks for posting it, Mouse.

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Sweet!

Heh...I see Camaro (side view), Corvette (nose), Vega (taillights) and Cavalier (old school...dashboard...though, I'm not exactly sure why) in it.....

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