SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The skepticism hung in the air of this desert town. And it was Bob Lutz’s fault. General Motor Corp.’s vice chairman-product development told the media in November that the forthcoming ’04 Pontiac Grand Prix “is the best performance sedan, certainly for a domestic, that I’ve ever driven anywhere (and) that I’ve ever driven at this price point.” Eyes rolled. The whispers started. After waiting two months, it was time to see if the automotive legend was right. The answer ...

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