• fb_82100996 avatar Richard Posted: 5/3/2011 11:03am PDT

    There ought to be a way for GM to share that platform with a credible Cadillac and even an Opel for Europe. VW manages to share platforms and engines within VW, Audi, Lamborgini and others. Is this brain surgery, GM?

  • Mike Posted: 5/4/2011 3:35pm PDT

    GM does swap chassis, engines and other parts all the time. For instance the Cadillac Escalade EXT and the Chevy Avalanche, same exact truck. The Corvette is something special to GM and the history of American motoring, it is the iconic American sports car. I would bet (this is personal speculation) that the XLR's poor sales were due to an obnoxiously large Cadillac price tag for something that most people would have rather driven wrapped in a Corvette body. Personally I think the XLR was dog ugly. The Corvette, on the other hand is a thing of beauty, I completely understand and support GM keeping Corvette parts on the Corvette and nothing else. The Corvette is build for a niche market, not the masses.