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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Today, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15,070
Views: 1,792,624
Posted By Martinjlm
Considering this thread has been rolling for 5...

Considering this thread has been rolling for 5 years, 1 month and 5 days. And for 1,077 pages. Yup, we sorta like this special edition car.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,206
Posted By Martinjlm
You’d be amazed at what it takes to birth...

You’d be amazed at what it takes to birth something like this through the bureaucracy of a big car company. Things were improving by the time I left, but it was still a matter of getting what...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Martinjlm
Concept? We don’t need no stinkin’ concept. ...

Concept? We don’t need no stinkin’ concept.

Throwin’ in the Fiero for bonus points.
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-19-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Martinjlm
Same here. Not black, but then I’ve never been...

Same here. Not black, but then I’ve never been really good at following instructions.

Carbon fiber insert door on an NGM car.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 10-19-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,206
Posted By Martinjlm
This is what I’m thinking. We’ve been tracking...

This is what I’m thinking. We’ve been tracking the idea of LT4 going in Escalade and Tahoe. The thing that doesn’t track for me is I thought Escalade would be announced first.
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-19-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,359
Posted By Martinjlm
***WARNING… waaay off topic *** Just noticed...

***WARNING… waaay off topic ***

Just noticed your screen name. I’m guessing you’ll understand me when I say that I just picked up an SW20.

<back to topic>
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,622
Posted By Martinjlm
I think that what is more likely to happen is the...

I think that what is more likely to happen is the price of electricity won't go up as much as you might think, because in the grand scheme of things, the average household electric use won't go up...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Martinjlm
No worries. I get paid for knowing things like...

No worries. I get paid for knowing things like that. Stay in the thread. Your input is valuable. :happy0180: :smoking:
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Martinjlm
LG is also GM’s partner on development of Ultium,...

LG is also GM’s partner on development of Ultium, so there’s that.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Martinjlm
Today must be the day for making battery...

Today must be the day for making battery announcements. Toyota also announced an investment of $3.4B to build a battery plant in the US and to eventually build in the US some of the BEVs that they...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Martinjlm
So this just happened. Timely announcement... ...

So this just happened. Timely announcement... Stellantis partnering with LG Energy Solutions to produce EV batteries in North America (probably the US).
...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Martinjlm
They will have to. It will not be possible to...

They will have to. It will not be possible to make a wholesale change overnight. It will take a decade, probably two, for EV production to exceed ICE production. Then there’s the whole issue of...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Martinjlm
Thing is, that was not a hype commercial. Some...

Thing is, that was not a hype commercial. Some of it might eventually find its way into a commercial, but what that was was about 5 minutes out of a 2 or 3 hour Stellantis presentation to the media...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,622
Posted By Martinjlm
Good question. Trailblazer is on the smaller...

Good question. Trailblazer is on the smaller VSS-F set. I think it’s called VSS-B/C, but I’m not sure on that. I think that there is still time for large CUVs on Chi platform to transition to the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,622
Posted By Martinjlm
As will gas. Especially as demand declines.

As will gas. Especially as demand declines.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,622
Posted By Martinjlm
Saw this earlier today. I’ve never seen it laid...

Saw this earlier today. I’ve never seen it laid out this way, but it tracks to what my company sees in the EV data.
Forum: Dragstrip and Launching Discussion 10-17-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Martinjlm
Very nice! Boosted cars have trouble hitting...

Very nice! Boosted cars have trouble hitting those numbers and you’re doing it in a bolt on M6. And once you level out the bog it’ll be that much better.
Forum: 6th gen Camaro Convertible 10-17-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Martinjlm
For me, daily is relative. I drive it a lot. If...

For me, daily is relative. I drive it a lot. If it is over 45 degrees (tires) and not raining and I don’t need to transport big objects, I’m driving it, most often with the top down. That’s why I...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Martinjlm
Exactly. I have no problem with automakers...

Exactly. I have no problem with automakers fighting it out over styling and handling and tech content. Could be cool times for consumers. Once you get over that whole “no exhaust sound” thing.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Martinjlm
Seems like the question was asked and answered. ...

Seems like the question was asked and answered. Yes. Whether each individual on Camaro6 will like it or not is unknown and unknowable until something hits the ground. But, based on GM’s track...
Forum: CANADA 10-15-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By Martinjlm
So is the guy asking the question.

So is the guy asking the question.
Forum: Photos | Videos | Renderings 10-15-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,606
Posted By Martinjlm
Yaz8 and kropscamaro16, you two have managed to...

Yaz8 and kropscamaro16, you two have managed to inflict a heavy dose of jealousy to my otherwise cheerful Friday morning. Beautiful stuff!
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-15-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Martinjlm
What makes you think this would even happen? ...

What makes you think this would even happen? "Could" happen doesn't count. GM "could" introduce pink with pastel stripes as a new special edition, but let's face it, that ain't gonna happen. What...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-15-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,401
Posted By Martinjlm
You are not wrong, but there is a factor of...

You are not wrong, but there is a factor of relevancy here. Everybody isn't driving a top model. In Detroit, Chargers and Challengers are a dime a dozen. And even though you'll probably see more...
Forum: CANADA 10-14-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By Martinjlm
Then he might have to add another line item to...

Then he might have to add another line item to his comparison list. Insurance.

When I bought my car I started with the idea that I would get a V8 convertible. That narrowed it down to Camaro SS,...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-14-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,401
Posted By Martinjlm
I think you guys are over-thinking this. 2021...

I think you guys are over-thinking this. 2021 sales are heavily influenced by the semi-conductor shortage. Look at the amount of time that Lansing Grand River was down for chip shortages and the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-14-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,622
Posted By Martinjlm
I would characterize it as “being strongly...

I would characterize it as “being strongly influenced”. Local and Federal policy and regulation have often changed and the automakers have used the power of their strong lobby (The Auto Alliance) to...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-13-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,622
Posted By Martinjlm
Seems to me like they are all tripping over each...

Seems to me like they are all tripping over each other to announce spending billions of dollars on new plants to build them and to announce when they will be x% zero emissions. Nobody’s forcing them...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-13-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,723
Posted By Martinjlm
Since the initial investment for the technology...

Since the initial investment for the technology is so high, at least for the first generation, automakers had two potential paths to follow:


Lowest cost of compliance
Accelerate cost recovery...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-13-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Martinjlm
I almost lost my coffee reading this one.

I almost lost my coffee reading this one.
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