Thanks for the heads up. My brother called and gave me a heads up, too.
In a way, it unintentionally summed up how badly GM botched this car. Terrific car, great drivetrain -- a domestically sold alternative to cars like the BMW M3 coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLK Series.
So how does GM sell it? By taking it to a bunch of GTO clubs -- loaded with crusty old farts who have never, and will never, spend north of $30K for a car -- and do a bunch of donuts in it.
Keep in mind these geezers look at this new car -- which has aerodynamic styling, great handling, good brakes -- and more power than their over the hill stovebolts -- and all they have to say is "duh, it doesn't have any hood scoops. I don't like it." Never mind the fact their beloved hood scoops DIDN'T DO ANYTHING back in the 60's.
This car should have been sold as either the Holden Monaro or Pontiac Monaro. GM should have sold this as a bargain priced M3 or CLK -- and never should have let the press compare it to the Mustang. This car had better than Cobra performance -- at a less than Cobra price -- yet GM was dumb enough to let the press compare it to the lame Mustang GT (a car with 50 to 100 less hp, a Lego quality interior, downright bad brakes and solid rear axle) and say the GTO was too expensive.
No wonder GM's circling the drain. They deserve it.