Our tour guide was John Heinricy, director of high-performance vehicle operations at GM’s Performance Division. He knows his way around a track, too, having won a bunch of Sports Car Club of America national titles. In the morning briefing, he told us that this particular track had some of the tightest turns he’d seen and substantial elevation changes. Then he took us for a familiarization ride in a souped up Trail Blazer. Anticipation turned to trepidation. But, hey, I’d already driven a Solstice so no problem, right? The review model had doors. This Solstice, the GXP ZO Club Sport version, had a roll cage. Let’s just say that sliding through the window into the seat takes practice at becoming a pretzel. The next ride was in a 2004 GTO with an LS 7 crate engine that turned out 505 hp, one of the fastest cars out there. This had regular doors, though. And the question is: How fast did I go? Got no clue. Didn’t dare take my eyes off the road because it comes at you real fast. Didn’t miss any gear changes and kept both cars on the asphalt. John Lazar, our photographer, accused me of causing a traffic jam, though, and claimed he has a photo to prove it. (It shows me in front and another car a couple of turns behind.) Then came the Camaro, and while it was speed-limited to about 35 mph around a course set up in a parking lot, it stole the show. “I really like it. It has enough sharp angles to it for a mid-’60s look that looks just right,” said Marshall Pruett, automotive editor for SPEEDtv.com. “I would call the concept drool-worthy. You want to drive it?” This is the fifth generation of the iconic brand that will be in showrooms for the 2009 model year. Automobilemag.com says the concept is “a retro-styled, two-door coupe with a honking big V-8 that harks back to the glory days of Motown.” And that’s the point, said Brian J. Smith, design manager at GM’s Advanced Design Center in Warren, Mich. “I think the biggest challenge was working the balance of heritage versus keeping the car really fresh and modern,” he said. “We worked really hard trying to capture the style and spirit of the ’69 Camaro. And we wanted to keep the car relevant for the 21st century.” He was the exterior design manager on the project. The production model, a coupe first, will feature V-6 and V-8 power plant options. It will be priced to compete with the Ford Mustang, which means affordable, much like the originals were in their day. The showroom model won’t stray far from the concept, Smith promises. “I think the layperson will struggle to tell the difference. There are very minor proportional changes. Things had to be scaled down for production feasibility.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3743 What a concept! The GM vehicle lineup for the day at Willow Springs Raceway: 2007 Camaro Convertible concept 2007 Holden EFIJY concept, right 2007 Chevy Beat concept Solstice GXP Club Sport Cobalt SS Open Air Coupe G6 Performance Coupe 2004 GTO with an LS7 crate engine Cobalt SS SC w/Stage 2 GM Performance Parts Kit Trail Blazer SS w/GM Performance Parts Brake Duct Cooling Kit Solstice Weekend Club Racer (SEMA) Summer School 1972 Chevelle with a 572 crate engine Hot Rod Solstice with LS7 crate engine COMING NEXT WEEK: Jaguar XJR160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSAMOND – Had a license to thrill, courtesy of General Motors Corp.’s Performance Parts Division. OK, I exaggerate a bit. It was more like a learner’s permit and it was only valid for a day. But it came with a crash helmet, the keys to several powerful race cars, Chevrolet’s approximately $6.5 million Camaro concept car and a restored 1972 Chevelle convertible. Oh, yeah, I also had permission to tear around a track at Willow Springs Raceway in a few of these gems with no speed limit signs in sight.
I haven? Mehra fought through the Qualifying School tussle earlier this month to grab herself a Ladies European Tour card for the coming season. This will help bring good queer cinema to the city. A festival of this kindsays Onirhelps the growth of a filmmaker just as exposure to French or Iranian cinema does Hehoweveris not very optimistic that the stereotypical portrayal of the gay community in mainstream cinema will change anytime soon Howeveraccording to Anandthe silver lining is that the Hindi film industry is gradually getting interested in the world of queers The proof lies in forthcoming releases I Am and Kapil Sharmas Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyunwhich is also Kashishs closing film TOP PICKS* Patrik 15 (Sweden): The festivals opening films has Goran and Sven adopt a 15-year-old homophobe with a criminal past At PVRJuhuon Thursday at 915 pm* Amnesia: The James Brighton Enigma (Canada): An American man wakes up in Montréalbereft of all memoryexcept onethat he is gay At Alliance Franaise on April 23 at 230 pm* Ghosted (Germany): An artist travels from Hamburg to Taipei to come to terms with the death of her Taiwanese lover At Alliance Franaise on Thursday at 415pm * Holding Hands (Australia): In this true storyCraig and Shane were holding hands when they fell victims to a brutal hate crime off Oxford Street At PVRJuhuon Thursday at 12 noon* Oh Happy Day (UK): Its a comic romp through Londons white collar boardrooms and bedrooms At PVRJuhuon Sunday at 2 pm* Westler – East Of The Wall (Germany): Lured into visiting East Berlin in 1985West Berliner Felix falls in love with the East Berliner Thomas At Alliance Franaise on Saturday at 615 pm For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related Newsaise on Thursday, The CM or the finance minister may be invited to attend and chair the meetings at least once a year when major policy issues are on the agenda. Lending under such schemes constitute 0.s case that Ansari had travelled to Pakistan using a bogus Pakistani passport,had produced copies of the passport and other documents,placing a mesh of artificial diaphragm through three holes and fixing it with the natural diaphragm with suture. a rare case of hernia in which intestinal fat from the stomach spills over to the chest cavity and blocks the lungs ?
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Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato 1 Arsenal and Tottenham have been told they will have to cough up £18.5million if they want to sign Brazil forward Alexandre Pato in January.The Corinthians striker, who previously spent six years with AC Milan, has been linked with a return to European football after impressing in his homeland.The 26-year-old scored 21 goals in 42 appearances for Corinthians last season and caught the eye of visiting scouts.But now any side looking to sign Pato has been told to splash out £18.5m by the Brazilian club’s deputy director of football Eduardo Ferreira.“At the moment there are only enquiries,” Ferreira told Globo Esporte.“But if a club comes in with an offer of €25m (£18.5m), we will let him go, otherwise he will return [in January].”
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