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  2. jm2

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    William L. Mitchell, VPDesign.
    Had Enzo send a crate Ferrari motor and it was installed in a Firebird. Pegasus.
    Mitchell said the car wasn’t fast enough and he’d Enzo send a second Ferrari engine.
    A swap was made and everyone was happy.
    Pegasus still exists and there is a wooden crate with an as new Ferrari engine in a warehouse at GM. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    Dunno how they would keep that from overheating, not a car for traffic.
     
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    thats a daytona engine in the firebird.
    wonder if the first engine Enzo sent was a sohc engine vs the dohc daytona engine.
     
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    I used to know the details, but I’ve lost the facts over time.
     
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    Will cadillac have a new XLR in the Cien concept from almost 20 years ago? now that the chassis is mid-engined...

    or is the C8 just 20 year old tech?


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    My understanding is that the Caddy version of the C8 is dead. But who really knows?
     
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    a nod is as good as a WINK to a blind horse. :D
     
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    Where have I heard that?
     
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    Maybe John knows....I don't think there was ever an actual RUNNING Cien. I love the design to this day, but you have to wonder how they were going to cool the powertrain. There's a reason ALL mid-engine cars have big intakes mid-ship.
     
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    The Cien had a real motor, and if I recall it was a runner. The design came from a Brit designer from the GM England Studio.
     
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    ^^^^^^
    Well, there you go! Thanks for the video. Sounds like it has an SBC and a manual transmission in it.
    It really is a shame they never made that car. It is STILL stunning today.
     
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    The same place that points out that a broken clock is right twice a day;)
     
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    I have a deposit on a coupe from Criswell might do the museum delivery have done it before back in 2006 had a good time.. not sure when I will get the car but being told mid summer but who knows with the delays in start of production I placed my deposit within a few days of the reveal around the first of august I think ...have not finalized the order yet...but looking forward to it
     
  23. Steve King

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    Starting to hear comments that the C8 is the American Ferrari. Just sayin.
     
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    Ironically I'm thinking of picking up the car at Criswell and driving it to Vegas. I put my deposit for a Convertible the 2 days after the Tustin reveal because Furman was at a track event in Vegas I think. I waited for him to get back.

    But there's still time. I don't expect a car until the middle to late of next summer.
     
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    More like the American Audi R8.
     
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    In the good way or the bad way. Just sayin' ;-)
     
  27. GTS Bruce

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    Sat in one today. Much much better in person compared to pics! Interior very good but not F car quality. In person this car is exciting and will make many cars look bland in comparison. And My wife has already said she wants to drive it.
     
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