GM disbands high-performance vehicle unit

General Motors said today that it has disbanded (for those of you wondering, disbanded means to dissolve or break up a group and move it into different directions) its High Performance Vehicle Operations. It said that while GM focuses on mainstream products to survive, it has put all high-performance projects on hold.

The Detroit automaker said that “the engineers are moving into different areas of the organization, and they will work on Cadillacs, Buicks, Chevrolets and Pontiacs.”

The High Performance Vehicle Operations has created low-volume vehicles for GM with products including V-series Cadillacs, Chevrolet Cobalt SS, HHR SS and a V8 version of the Colorado.

GM spokesman Vince Mungia said that there are no plans for high-performance versions of upcoming cars. He said that the High Performance Vehicle Operations could be reinstated once GM regains its financial health.