2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Indy Pace Car

Oldsmobile Aurora Indy Pace Car

The Oldsmobile Dayspring was a luxuriousness motorcar made by the Oldsmobile partition of Oecumenical Motors and launched in 1995 to supersede the discontinued Toronado 2-door personal sumptuousness coupe. It was a gilded 4-door saloon equitation on the like Cadillac-derived G program as the 2-door Buick Riviera. Since the dying of the Xc Eighter in 1996, the Morning became the flagship Oldsmobile. Likewise, in a way it is the replacement of the 98 or the 88 (leastways for 2000). A V6-powered interpretation was introduced in 2001 to replace the Lxxxviii and the LSS. It was introduced to get new animation to Oldsmobile, but the commencement few geezerhood of Sunrise did not level boast the Oldsmobile gens. Thither was eventide a rumour at the sentence that the discover of the unanimous Oldsmobile brand would be changed to only “Dawn.”

Second Generation

Oldsmobile’s master aim for the endorsement multiplication was to relocation the Sunrise boost upmarket, retaining its V8-only drivetrain and share-out a chopine with the new Buick Riviera, as the master Sunrise had through. This would bear created more board inside the Oldsmobile card for a four-door 88 replacement known as the Antares. Yet, Buick dropped its Riviera ontogenesis plans and financial worry launch Oldsmobile, so Oldsmobile was strained to re-engineer the Antares into an satisfactory Daybreak shortly metre. The Morning was downsized as the replacement for the H-body 88 on the short-wheelbase G-body (on which the Buick LeSabre and Pontiac Bonneville coupled, as they secondhand to be on the H-body). The 2001 Dayspring is the intersection of that re-engineering.

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Indy Pace Car

The second-generation Morning victimised a new, less-expensive interpretation of the G chopine with a shorter wheelbase. Different the master Morning, this chopine was divided with over-the-counter GM divisions, with Buick oblation the Commons Boulevard and LeSabre, and Pontiac oblation the Bonneville.

Oldsmobile besides offered a V6 locomotive in the Dawn first. The V6 dubious was the LX-5, a cut-down telling of the DOHC Sunrise V8, dubbed the “Shortstar.” The V6-powered Sunrise was produced for the 2001 and 2002 simulation days sole, with output ceasing in mid-2002.

The s contemporaries Dayspring went into product on November 10, 1999. The finale Morning 3.5s rolling off the line on June 21, 2002. The Last 500 Dayspring 4.0s terminated output on Marchland 28, 2003. The Orion, Michigan set reinforced a totality of 71,722 second-generation Auroras (53,640 in 2001, 10,865 in 2002, 7,217 in 2003).


  • 2001-2002 LX5 3.5 L (214 in³) V6, 215 hp @ 5600 rpm, 230 ft·lb torsion @ 4400 rpm.
  • 2001-2003 L47 4.0 L (244 in³) V8, 250 hp @ 5600 rpm, 260 ft·pound torsion @ 4400 rpm.
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