The Automotive Amanojaku

This is where you'll find news, random car-related thoughts and personal views from a rabid car nut. "Amanojaku" is Japanese slang that means "person who is deliberately contradictory". I've always found myself drawn to the less appreciated car makes - the "underdogs" if you will. Suzuki, Pontiac, GM Daewoo and Holden, are among my favorite brands to watch and comment on. Let me hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Definitive GM Performance Car List 1986-2006

















The following was created originally at GMInsidenews and is a list of several GM cars I'd like to see more of in racing games, particularly those like Gran Turismo where Japanese and European cars seem to have a wide variety of options in several car classes available for cars produced in the last two decades. GM's offerings in such games have often been limited to old muscle cars from the 1960's and mostly Camaros and Corvettes since, with a smattering of concept cars that never made it to production. Most conspicuous is the dead gap of virtually no other performance-trim cars from the mid 1970's until 2000+. This has only recently begun to change, with the Cobalt, GTO and some Cadillacs getting in to some games, but the 1980-2000 GM cars (aside from 'Vettes and Camaros) remain lost to the past.

This list is an attempt to expand the conciousness of what is modern "GM Performance", and will be kept up to date as new cars are introduced by GM (not concepts, only real production cars) including GM's close-to-stock racing efforts, and "tuner house" developed models.

Original URL: http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11758

1986-200x:

Pontiac:

1986 Grand Prix 2+2 NASCAR Edition AeroCoupe
1987 Firebird Formula WS6
1987 Fiero GT
1988 Fiero Formula
1988 Trans Am GTA Notchback
1989 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am
1989 Huffaker Racing IMSA GTU Fiero *
1989 6000 STE AWD
1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix +
1990 Sunbird GT Turbo
1995 Firebird Formula LT1
1996 True Value IROC Firebird *
1996 SLP Firehawk Formula +
1997 Firebird Y87 3800 V6 Performance Package
1997 Mantapart NATCC Sunfire *
1999 SLP Grand Prix GTX Coupe +
2000 Bonneville SSEi
2001 SLP 10th Anniversary Firehawk +
2002 Firebird WS6 Trans Am with Ram Air
2002 SLP Grand Prix GTX Stage 3 +
2003 Grand Am GT coupe with Ram Air SC/T
2004 Arrowhead Performance 455 Tiger GTO +
2004 Grand Prix GTP w/CompG
2004 GTO 5.7 Litre
2004 Lingenfelter 427 CID GTO +
2004 Bonneville GXP
2004 Rhys Millen Formula D GTO *
2005 GTO 6.0 Litre w/Sport Appearance Package
2005 TRG GTO.R Grand American Rolex Series *
2005 Rhys Millen Formula D GTO 6.0L (Championship Winner) *
2006 G6 GTP Coupe w/6-speed manual
2006 Solstice Convertible
2006 Mallett LS2 V8 Solstice
2006 Grand Prix GXP 5.3L V8
2006 Phoenix Performance Solstice SCCA SSB Z0K Club Sport Package Hardtop *
2007 G5 GT Coupe
2007 G6 GXP Coupe 270hp 3900 w/6-speed manual

Chevrolet:

1986 Monte Carlo SS
1986 Camaro IROC Z28
1986 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car
1987 Sprint Turbo
1987 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe
1988 Celebrity Eurosport F41
1988 Peerless IMSA GTU Beretta *
1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette +
1989 Camaro IROC Z 1LE
1990 Beretta GTZ
1990 Camaro RS V6
1991 Lumina Z34 3.4L V6 Twin Cam w/5-speed manual
1991 Camaro RS B4C Pursuit Vehicle
1991 Chevrolet-GEO Storm GSi
1992 Cavalier Z24
1993 Ron Fellows AER Camaro *
1993 Corvette 40th Anniversary
1994 Beretta Z26 3100 V6
1994 Lingenfelter Impala SS +
1996 Corvette Grand Sport
1996 Caprice 9C1
1996 SLP Impala SS +
1997 Mallet Corvette ZR-1 +
1999 Camaro Z28 1LE
1998 Lingenfelter Corvette C5 TwinTurbo +
2000 Corvette C5-R *
2000 Cavalier Z24
2001 Justin Bell #40 Trans Am Corvette *
2001 Thrasher Intimidator-3 Monte Carlo SS +
2002 Camaro 35th Anniversary SS
2002 MTI Corvette Z07 +
2002 Guldstrand Corvette +
2004 Corvette Commemorative Edition
2004 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS Supercharged
2004 Impala SS Indy 500 Edition
2004 Kalos Challenge Rally Car * (Europe)
2005 Corvette Z51 Performance Package
2005 Corvette C6-R *
2005 Lingenfelter 403 CID LS2 510 HP Corvette +
2005 Cobalt SS Supercharged
2005 FIA WTCC Nubira (Europe)
2005 WTF Engineering Grand Am Cup ST Cobalt SS Supercharged *
2006 Malibu Maxx SS
2006 Impala SS 5.3L V8
2006 Cobalt SS Sedan 2.4L
2006 Monte Carlo LTZ 3.9LV6
2006 Corvette Z06
2006 Mallett C6 Hammer Corvette
2007 Monte Carlo SS 5.3L V8

Cadillac:

1993 Allante Northstar
1994 Eldorado Touring Coupe
1997 PPG Catera Pace Car +
2000 LMP Race Car *
2004 CTS Sport Package
2004 CTS-V
2005 Lingenfelter CTS-V 427 CID +
2005 XLR
2005 Chemcraft Grand Am Cup GT CTS-V *
2005 Speed World Challenge CTS-V R (Championship Winner) *
2006 STS-V
2006 XLR-V
2007 BLS 2.8L V6 Turbo (Europe)

Oldsmobile:

1986 Cutlass Supreme
1986 Cutlass Ciera GT Coupe
1987 Cutlass 442
1987 Toronado Trofeo FE3
1991 Cutlass Calais Quad 442 W41
1992 Achieva SCX W41 C41
1992 Oldsmobile Motorsports IMSA GTU Achieva *
1994 Cutlass Supreme V6 Coupe
1996 LSS
1996 Brix Racing GTS-1 Aurora *
2002 Aurora V8
2004 Alero Coupe GLS

Saturn:

2001 SC2
2004 ION Redline
2004 VUE Redline
2004 Lisa Kubo Pro FWD Ion Quad Coupe Drag Car
2007 Sky Convertible
2007 Sky Redline
2007 AURA XR

Buick:

1986 Performance Motorsports Trans-Am Somerset *
1987 GNX
1987 Grand National
1987 Regal Turbo
1987 Skyhawk Turbo Hatchback Coupe
1987 Electra T-Type
1992 Riviera Gran Touring Package
1995 Roadmaster Limited
2003 SLP Regal GSX +
2006 Lucerne DUB Edition CXS V8 +

International:

Holden

1986 Commodore VL Aero
1986 HDT VL 'Brock' Commodore SS Group A +
1987 Brock/Mobil 1 Commodore VL SS *
1988 HSV VL Walkinshaw Commodore SS Group A (Batmobile) +
1994 HRT Holden Commodore VP - V8 Supercar *
1994 HSV VR GTS (5.7 Stroker) +
1996 HSV VS GTS-R (5.7 Stroker) +
1998 HSV VT Clubsport 195i +
2000 HSV VX GTS (402hp) +
2001 HSV VX2 R8 +
2002 Holden Monaro CV8 T3 Targa Tasmania Rally Car *
2002 Monaro 427 Nations Cup *
2003 VY Commodore SS
2004 V8 Supercars Repco Valvoline Commodore *
2004 VZ Commodore SV6
2004 HSV Coupe 4 +
2004 VZ SS Ute
2004 Holden Monaro CV8-R
2005 Storm Ute
2006 Commodore SS L76 6.0L
2006 HSV Mark Skaife Edition Senator LS2 6.0L +

Vauxhall

1991 Cavalier GSi 16V C20XE
1993 Courtenay Nova 2.0 16v Turbo +
1999 Vectra SRi V6 Challenge Car *
2001 Astra Coupe 16v Turbo
2002 Courtenay Astra SRi Mk IV X20XEV Turbo +
2004 VXR220
2004 Tigra 1.8i Sport
2005 Monaro VXR
2005 Astra VXR
2006 BTCC Astra VXR *
2006 Vectra VXR

Opel

1991 Calibra Turbo
1991 Lotus Omega +
1992 Vectra 2.0i Turbo 4X4
1993 Corsa 1.6 GSi 16v
1993 Omega EVO 500
1994 Astra 1.8i Sport
1994 Vectra 2.0i GT 5d
1997 Tigra Ecotec 1.6
2001 Opel Team Phoenix DTM Astra V8 Coupe *
2001 Steinmetz Astra Convertible +
2003 RML Corsa Super 1600 *
2004 Speedster VX220 Turbo
2004 OPC Team Phoenix Vectra GTS V8 *
2004 Vectra GTS
2005 Steinmetz Astra H Caravan +
2006 Astra OPC
2006 Zafira OPC

Saab

1993 900 i-AERO Combi Coupe
1997 Michelin/SCCA PRO Rally Saab 900 Turbo Coupe *
1997 9000 CSE 2.3T
2002 9-3 Viggen Coupe
2003 9-3 Aero
2004 9-5 Sedan Aero
2004 Anders Weglin Racing/MapTun 9-3 SS GT 2.0T *
2005 MapTun 9-3SS 2.0T 210 Hk +
2005 9-2X Aero
2006 9-3 SportCombi Aero 2.8T V6
2006 9-5 BioPower

-------------------------------------
* Denotes race car, not production car
+ Denotes "Aftermarket Tuner" or "Factory Tuned" car with Aftermarket 3rd party Support

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home