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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-20-2001, 06:03 PM
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We all know that GT stands for "Gran Turismo", RS stands for "Rally Sport", GS for "Grand Sport", SS for "Super Sport", and R/T for "Road and Track". What some of the other Suffixes mean. Such as DX, ES, SE, SSE, GSR, and many others. I'm trying to make a list of Suffixes, any contributions would help and their translations.
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I understood the SLT designation on my Suburban was for Sport Luxury Truck. Good thing they didnt call it Sport Luxury Utility Truck..* G *

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I believe that the ES on the Lexus's (Lexi) 300 series stands for Economy Sedan. I had a Mazda RX7 GSL that stood for Grand Sport Limited. Mazda had a great sense of nomenclature in that the base RX7 was the "S" (sport), next was the "GS" (Grand Sport), next the "GSL" and finally they added the "GSLE" (Grand Sport Limited Edition). Each model was progressively more heavily equipped and more expensive. Of course the i and e on Mercedes stand for injection or gasoline (essen). GTO was Grand Turismo Omligatto (sp?). Z28 is the designation for the option package that GM uses on the door stickers as is Z71 for the 4 x 4 trucks, Z24, etc. The 240Z was named that for the American market with the 240 being the displacement divided by ten and the Z meaning absolutely nothing. In Japan it was the Fair Lady Z, but that wouldn't have sold to us macho americanos. Datsun's 510 was, I believe, the Cherry Blossom in Japan.

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S. C. Super Coupe, T. A. Trans am

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GTO is "Gran Turismo Omologato (homologation (for street use) of a racing car)

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Let's not forget:

W/T - Work Truck (a wonderful GM acronym)
LE - Limited Edition
LX - Luxury Edition

Non-Title related acronyms used on cars/trucks:
TPI - Tuned-Port Injection
EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
TDI - Turbo Diesel Injection
MPI - Multi-port Fuel Injection

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How about DI diect injection (diesel)

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Hmmmn. And I always thouoght it stood for G as T ires and O il...

IMHO, any suffixes added after 1972 just mean expensive junk added on to the price tag which provides no performance benefit.



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i think the z in 240z means zippy lol

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Carroll Shelby said the "GLH" in his turbo Omni GLH stood for "Goes like hell." The "GLHS" in the turboed and intercooled version stood for "Goes like hell squared."

By the way, on the Pontiac GTO, the letters don't stand for anything. John DeLorean just copied Ferrari's nomenclature. Years ago, Car and Driver did a comparison of a Ferrari 250 GTO and a Pontiac GTO. The Pontiac was close to the Ferrari on acceleration, and may have edged it, but the Ferrari wore out the GTO in top speed, about 150 or so to 116.

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Yall forgot the 4-4-2. 4 barrel, 4 speed, dual exhaust.

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The 2 meant Posi.....


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