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From Detroit Free Press interview with Bob Lutz. Not sure what it means for Velite. Any interpretations? Q: Does each of GM's brands need a flag-in-the-ground car to define it like the Solstice does Pontiac? A: Arguably yes. We've got all kinds of great ideas for things we can do with iconic Hummers without getting bigger and bigger. Cadillac is a no-brainer. Someday we're going to do -- it's definitely in the product plan, but not kicked off yet -- we will do an ultra-luxury sedan involving an engine of more than eight cylinders and costing far more than any Cadillac has ever cost before, but not going into the $300,000 area. As Maybach has proved to our satisfaction, nobody buys those. There aren't enough un-intelligent billionaires around. The world is running out of stupid billionaires. An iconic Chevrolet we have with the Corvette. We can probably go a step beyond Corvette and do the killer all-out performance car that embarrasses the $500,000 and million-dollar performance cars. For Saturn, it will be the Sky roadster. Buick we haven't quite figured out yet. We've got to come up with something there. You know the (Buick) Velite concept -- we just have not identified the necessary capital and engineering resources for it yet.
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Where did they find this guy ? Everything out of his mouth is nonsence or pointless to have said. Does he ever say anything important and valuable ? Anything we can take as reality ? Cadillac has STS-V what the hell is he talking about ? Chevy has ZO6 and the successful C6-R what the hell is he talking about ? Buick has nothing, what the hell is he talking about ? Is he saying the market does not exist for more exciting Buicks ? The markets tired of waiting for more exciting Buicks, get a clue. Jeeze the car were waiting for sits right there inbetween Solstice and STS/CTS, it belongs to Buick, now lets have it you balking fools ! saturin - hummer - you got to be kidding me ?
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Cadillac has STS-V what the hell is he talking about ?


The ULS.

Chevy has ZO6 and the successful C6-R what the hell is he talking about ?


The rumored Blue Devil?

Buick has nothing, what the hell is he talking about ?


Umm, he's saying they haven't figured out what Buick will get but that they need to come up with something. With Zeta killed that at the very least postponed the Velite, if not killed it; and the Velite was to be the halo, so now they need to figure something else out, just as he said.
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I wish we could just get some more solid news about Buick. I feel that they just put everything they had into the Lucerne, the soon to be Rendezvous replacement, and that's it.
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In all due respect, this conversation with Lutz has already been posted twice earlier. :) This is now the third time LOL....it's a very popular conversation. Edited by HarleyEarl
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SO what some blue devil and ULS, they also made a little Tiger Shark. They have showrooms full of great wanna be cars. The question was about flagships cars for all divisions. What the hell is this guy talking about ? He answers a question to divisions that already have the halo car and tries to upstage the existing halo car, ignoring the question. The question was about all brands needing a flagship. Then he wants to shoot for the next galaxy forgetting to answer the question. Lets re read the question......... " Does each of GM's brands need a flag-in-the-ground car to define it "
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