I think the styling is actually more attractive than many cars styled more recently... and since there are only 22,000 g8s on the road in the US most people don't even know the car much less would they say.. that looks like an old car from 2009. They will face lift it when they bring it here anyway.
The powertrain is the same thing out of the 2009 vettes and 2011 camaros... i suppose you think those cars are long in the tooth as well? I suppose the vette might be due for a refresh in a couple years.. but this is nothing compared to say the NSX's run... or many other cars.
Earlier I didn't mean to create a ****storm about the SS naming.. i never said they didn't put ss badges on the cars back in the day guys.. i mean.. we've all been to old muscle car shows and watched barrett jackson.. no one is that stupid. But I really do think there is a difference between calling a car "the camaro ss" and "the ss" it's stupid for one.. and it just asking for more negative connotation in a brand that doesn't need more negative connotation. I mean.. whatever.. most Americans that will buy the car will be too stupid to even know about WWII much less be able to name the actual people that were opening the gas canisters and operating the furnaces. I love the poster that just simply said definitively that it is not offensive while giving absolutely no justification for his opinion.. but stated it as if his opinion simply meant it was the truth.
I don't think it's all that offensive.. but on a scale... it's more offensive than naming the car Jeff, Nova, banana, chair, monkey butt... on the other hand i realize it's probably less offensive than a lot of words I could type here that would end up looking like ****. they could have picked pretty much anything else though in my opinion. For this consumer the SS badge holds little value from a long time ago that I didn't live in with ties to a dying brand.
I understand there is a heritage with the SS brand.. but.. GM needs to reinvent itself. I don't see this as a move in the right direction. offensive or not. (just the naming) as far as bringing the car over here.. they need to bring as many as they can in manual trim as fast as possible...
especially if it can do better than 15 mpg like the 09 gxps.