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    ATS-V wishlist??

    Since there isn't an ATS-V thread group yet, it made sense to ask here... And I know it'll eventually focus on the powertrain... :-) So what would you like? Let's try to discuss everything.

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    Rand49er brought up a few good points which should very well make it to production. Wider wheels/tires, mesh grille and an overall MORE agressive appearance. Personally, I would welcome functional fender vents or a tasteful vented hood. 19" wheels with sticky summer rubber and six piston front/four piston rear Brembos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruff1977
    Since there isn't an ATS-V thread group yet, it made sense to ask here... And I know it'll eventually focus on the powertrain... :-) So what would you like? Let's try to discuss everything.

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    Rand49er brought up a few good points which should very well make it to production. Wider wheels/tires, mesh grille and an overall MORE agressive appearance. Personally, I would welcome functional fender vents or a tasteful vented hood. 19" wheels with sticky summer rubber and six piston front/four piston rear Brembos.
    What more is there? Rear spoiler. Maybe ground effects (or whatever they call them nowadays) as an option. Definitely a more aggressive hood. Four exhaust pipes out the back (two on each side). Unique colors might be nice.
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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Superior handling.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Certainly more than just a higher-performance motor. Definitely a mesh grill, more rubber, 420 hp or more, availablity of white as an exterior color, ...

    I can think of more (HUD, hand ebrake, form-fitting seats, etc), but I'd settle for the first list.
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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    HUD is on the base ATS. GM is putting HUD in everything now. I'd expect the Mesh Grill, 4 Pipes, Better Seats, and of course a Body Kit.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    19"s maxium, I'm tired of everything rolling on 20's because it's cool. Functionally from a performance car perspective, it doesn't make sense.

    Unique colors was a good idea, mono-color matched or sueded headliners would be my thing to have.

    a DCT would be a wet-dream, but it won't happen.

    I'd also like some kind of acutal performance parts program, nothing fancy, forged rims, exhaust, diff cooler, *maybe* engine power uppers or something of the like. The germans are all over that, Cadillac should be too instead of the late to the party performance rotors and no-show diff cooler. This will acutally be a legitimate concern, because if they're shoving an all-new 1-off powertrain in there, they need to bump-start the aftermarket for us.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    I don't think I'd be releasing any kind of secret if I mentioned GM is a global company and we have some Germans of our own.

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    yes, the question though is are our germans better than their germans?

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Certainly more than just a higher-performance motor. Definitely a mesh grill, more rubber, 420 hp or more, availablity of white as an exterior color, ...

    I can think of more (HUD, hand ebrake, form-fitting seats, etc), but I'd settle for the first list.
    I am sure it will get all that. But I would like to revise that to electronic parking brake like the V2. Hand brake levers take up very valuable console space.




    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    19"s maxium, I'm tired of everything rolling on 20's because it's cool.
    +1000

    I would like to see 18" wheels. fwiw, the ATS on display had 18" wheels with VERY low profile tires. It was stated here somewhere that the Alpha was designed around smaller wheels. I wouldn't be surprised if the ATS-V rolls on 18s.

    I too am tired of sedans rolling on SUV wheels.

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    After a couple of years, I will admit the electric e-brake is the pimp. I will trade my old handle for the little button any day. Having a hill holder is very helpful...

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    I just want the console space back.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by WillK View Post
    I don't think I'd be releasing any kind of secret if I mentioned GM is a global company and we have some Germans of our own.
    No one, and I mean no one, likes GME. I deal with them daily, the most infuriating people possible (and I work for Germans).

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I just want the console space back.
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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by 0AT E03 View Post
    No one, and I mean no one, likes GME. I deal with them daily, the most infuriating people possible (and I work for Germans).
    GME doesn't even like GME.. If GME had it's way they would have branched off to re-form opel a LONG time ago.
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