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#106226 - 01/22/08 08:38 AM Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Corvette to shed the pounds and power in 2012
Posted Jan 22nd 2008 7:29AM by Damon Lavrinc
Filed under: Coupes, Chevrolet, GM


The new CAFE regulations might spell the end for big V8s, but future Corvettes will be packing a similar performance punch with a smaller footprint. Automotive News sat down with the Corvette's vehicle line exec, Tom Wallace, to discuss the future of the iconic coupe and he said that a 700 hp 'Vette is off the table. Instead, Chevy is looking to lighten the Corvette's weight and utilize a smaller V8 in order to keep the same power-to-weight ratio of the current generation models. Although Wallace didn't get into details, that didn't stop AN from speculating that the next Corvette could go on a 300 to 400 pound diet and get motivation from a 4.7-liter V8 (making 150 hp less). However, Wallace's own words are more telling, saying that the next 'Vette could be "more fuel efficient [and] even nimbler than it was before.
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#106227 - 01/23/08 07:11 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Heard the pop up headlights were coming back too mad using that junk plastic gear still to run up the headlights come on GM. :rolleyes:
Please not back to the 70's crazy with this LS9 idea of forced induction and cylinder head injection blow the doors off the MPG and performance outcomes you have achieved devilsmile
We will soon own the middle east and fuel will be about a buck a gallon lol savewave
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#106228 - 01/24/08 09:27 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Originally posted by leadfoot:

We will soon own the middle east and fuel will be about a buck a gallon lol lol :rolleyes:
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#106229 - 01/24/08 06:26 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Even better would be to loose the 400 lbs and keep the engine the same.

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#106230 - 01/24/08 09:39 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Hey, if the C7 comes with a smaller engine it should make the values of a C5 go up! Classic will really be in.

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#106231 - 02/18/09 02:27 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Read a report that the whole car will be smaller. Maybe they are looking at using a variation of one of their standard platforms. Chevy Solstice anyone?

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#106232 - 02/18/09 07:52 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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this is even more of a concern..IMO (could be a long long time till anything happens with corvette?)

GM disbands unit that creates high-performance vehicles
By JAMIE LAREAU, AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
A picture of GM's High Performance Vehicle Operations, which created vehicles such as the Chevrolet HHR SS, has been disbanded.
GM's High Performance Vehicle Operations, which created vehicles such as the Chevrolet HHR SS, has been disbanded.General Motors, focusing on mainstream products in a battle to survive, has scrapped a unit that produced high-performance vehicles.

GM on Wednesday disbanded High Performance Vehicle Operations, which is based at the company's suburban Detroit technical center, and redeployed its engineers, spokesman Vince Muniga said.

"All high-performance projects are on indefinite hold," Muniga said. "The engineers are moving into different areas of the organization, and they will work on Cadillacs, Buicks, Chevrolets and Pontiacs."

The unit created low-volume vehicles for GM's divisions designed to appeal to enthusiasts and bolster the company's image. Products included V-series Cadillacs and the Chevrolet Cobalt SS, HHR SS and a V-8 version of the Colorado.

Muniga said there are no plans for high-performance versions of upcoming cars.

The move is in the spirit of GM's viability plan delivered to the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday. In the plan, GM said its future-product focus is on fuel- efficient cars and crossovers. It also pledged to increase its current offering of six hybrids to 14 by 2012 and to 26 by 2014. GM also boosted its request for federal aid by as much as $16.6 billion.

The High Performance Vehicle Operations unit could be reinstated once GM regains its financial health, GM's Muniga said.

"These guys are pretty good at what they do," Muniga said, "They are moving into different areas to work on core products."

To read more visit the AutoWeek New car news, road tests, blogs, pix and expert insight section.
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#106233 - 02/18/09 10:16 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Looks like the C6 could be around for a while.
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#106234 - 02/19/09 07:27 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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As an owner of a c6 I can't say I'm sad to hear the C6 will be around for some time longer..

The disbanding of High Performance Vehicle Operations is a concern...

Hopefully its short term and GM will be able to reinstate the High Performance Vehicle Operations.

Hopefully corvette will still be around as a strong performer throughout the transition.

Should be but with this economic climate its hard to tell..

anybody think GM should completely sell off its museum pieces or did they already clean house completely?
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#106235 - 02/19/09 11:03 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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AFAIK, the vette still makes GM money, so dropping it wouldn't make much sense in their quest for solvency. However, I can see them leaving things as-is for a while and saving the C7 R&D costs for a time when the profits from the C6 aren't helping to keep GM as a whole from going under. I wouldn't be upset with a 10-15 year run of C6's either.

I'd imagine that their hi perf div was hard to justify on a cost basis before the economic tsunami hit, so now they don't have much choice but to mothball it. Hopefully that's all it is, mothballed. Once things get better they can go back to installing go-fast mods at the factory.
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#106236 - 02/19/09 03:34 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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If they are taking bail-out money, the government will be telling them what and how to build, and I haven't heard of any Corvette enthusiasts in the Obama administration.

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#106237 - 02/19/09 05:35 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Even so, I'd find it hard to believe that they'd cut a division that is in the black. However, since when is Uncle Sam known for making good financial decisions.
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#106238 - 02/19/09 06:35 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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It won't be based on economics, it'll be environmental. CAFE standards were already so stringent I don't see how a company like Porsche or Ferrari can even come close and have cars that resemble anything they're building now.

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#106239 - 02/19/09 06:43 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Isn't the alternative to meeting the MPG standards still just a modified version of the 'gas guzzler' tax. I can't see any gov't, even the Obama administration, telling Porsche, Ferrari, or Lambo that they can't sell any cars in the USA and actually get away with it.
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#106240 - 02/22/09 12:11 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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This is just speculation on my part.....

At some point the design for the C6 will be "stale" to the buying public. As a result, no one will want one and will require an update in order for the model to survive. I hate to say this but if that won't happen, it could be the last generation.
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#106241 - 02/27/09 06:36 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chewy:
Isn't the alternative to meeting the MPG standards still just a modified version of the 'gas guzzler' tax. I can't see any gov't, even the Obama administration, telling Porsche, Ferrari, or Lambo that they can't sell any cars in the USA and actually get away with it.
Time will tell, but environmentalists are about as an authoritarian thinking group as there is. Combine that with the fact that probably most people look at sports cars as being kind of juvenile and it could spell the end of high performance internal combustion engined cars.

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#106242 - 02/28/09 10:16 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Originally posted by 86Z51:
[QUOTE]...probably most people look at sports cars as being kind of juvenile...
While washing the Vette last summer I actually had a neighbor come up to me and say "When are you going to get a real car and drop the toy?" Took everything I had to keep from laughing as I looked at his 2001 Camary sitting in the driveway. lol
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#106243 - 03/12/09 11:21 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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[/qb][/QUOTE]While washing the Vette last summer I actually had a neighbor come up to me and say "When are you going to get a real car and drop the toy?" Took everything I had to keep from laughing as I looked at his 2001 Camary sitting in the driveway.[/QB][/QUOTE]

That is simply priceless my friend. lol lol lol
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#106244 - 04/11/09 01:33 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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It's currently one of, if not the most profitable platform they have, along with a market culture that is very loyal. So let's hope everyone in play gets the importance of that and keeps the innovation coming!!

It'd be a complete shame to lose such an American icon, much less one that actually pulls off the whole picture - performance, fuel economy, quality, and mechanical reliability, married with style and popularity...
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#106245 - 04/11/09 06:55 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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I was curioius about what the world supposedly is moving towards when gas goes back to 4 bucks a gallon...

I tested a vehicle that car and driver raves about....

The sales manager works out at my health club so he threw me the keys..and I took my son out in one of these econobox wonders...or so the press says...

First off the epa gas mileage was all of 27 city and 33 hwy...(it was a honda fit sport)

What a piece of sh!t.. it was like squirrels running on a hamster wheel...LOL

I can't believe people buy this crap...It looked like a cute little space ship but for the 10mpg improvement? I'd rather pay the four dollars a gallon for gas, drive the vette(with its ls powerful, inexpensive and relatively fuel efficient V8) and forget about it...

4.7 liter? I don't really think it'll happen but who knows...

At least its not a 1.5 liter coffee can motor like the rest of the world might produce...

It was a real eye opener.. I suggest test driving one as an experience in how the other half lives..

Unfuc en believable..
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#106246 - 04/11/09 07:55 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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I go out to Vegas a few times a year, and I always rent a car. I rarely put more than 50 miles on it over my normal 3-5 day trips, but those are some looooong miles in the 'economy' cars that I rent. On the plus side, I don't think I've ever had to put in more than 2 gallons of gas before I returned it.
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#106247 - 04/14/09 02:26 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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My daily driver is an econo-box of fairly rough condition. I sort of challenge myself to see what kind of mileage I can achieve. I'm still trying to achieve 40, but I think I'll have to change the exhaust and maybe adjust the valves to see it. My Vette hardly ever sees street duty and I probably average about 2.5 mpg with it when I do drive it, but when I do drive it, it is a real treat.

Enjoy it while you can because the government is not going to allow vehicles like these to be built, anymore.

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#106248 - 04/14/09 02:28 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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I forgot something; doesn't the Ferrari 430 have a 4.3 liter engine? Seems like they are pretty fun to drive.

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#106249 - 04/14/09 08:39 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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The upcoming new replacement for the ferrari f430 is the f500 with a five liter v8 I believe..

the fuel economy of the 6.2 liter lS3 is amazing.

GM should really just add in direct injection for a 5% increase in fuel economy and offer up a dual clutch sequential trans to add another 5% ..
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My percentages my be off a couple points one way or the other...but there's no reason to drop the displacement down...

Just up the efficiency both in fuel economy, emissions and performance...

thats what brought us to this point already...

IMO GM shouldn't even wait for the c7...they should move on this during the extended life cycle of the c6.
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#106250 - 04/21/09 11:57 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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My point is that a smaller engine doesn't have to be boring. We're already living with downsized engines compared to the 60's and 70's but doing ok performance wise.

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#106251 - 06/11/09 10:54 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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My future view is the Grand Sport that is what I want to drive and the mpg aint bad even at $4/gal. Time is better than money and if I am spending my time driving give me a GrandSport Corvette, please Mr. Obama
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#106252 - 06/12/09 01:49 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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the new LS3 Grand Sport gets excellent mpg..and performance..

seems like the perfect car to buy in these trying times for anyone who wants to buy a new vette..

I would have opted for the grand sport had I not just bought a c6 the year before..

Its a hell of a value....imo
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#106253 - 06/17/09 11:32 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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The new Obama regulations will have us all driving po dunky golf carts.

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#106254 - 06/29/09 11:58 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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If you're connected, you'll still be allowed to use your Gulfstream, or larger, jet for occasional jaunts. Just don't even think about rolling the Suburban out of the garage.

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#106255 - 07/10/09 08:25 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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I understand what you are all saying, but it would be hard for me to visualize taking a car that has been Chevrolet's flag ship for 56 years and phase it out. I think somehow, Corvette will remain, perhaps in a different form, but still performance oriented. My feeling is that things should continue on for Corvette once GM is back above water.
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#106256 - 07/10/09 02:35 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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i agree with bados, i dont see the vette going anywhere, look at what they did with the camaro they got rid of it and now its back better than ever.
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#106257 - 07/25/09 08:26 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Talked to a Callaway and a chevy rep at a Corvette show two weeks ago. They both said, if the C7 is going to be produced, it will probably be around 2017. Of course, they were just guesing because no one except the GM big wigs really know for sure and they aren't talking. Kind of makes buying the new GS a smart buy !

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#106258 - 09/07/09 08:02 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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As long as the Corvette continues to sell in sufficent numbers it will be in production. The 2009 production numbers were about 17,000. You can still get leftover 2008's as of this date. The dealers are starving for Camaro's and Equinox's to match the advertising campaigns. 2009 Vettes are selling for about invoice or lower.

My 1999 A4 Z51 Coupe has 105K on it. I need to replace weatherstriping, headlight motors and the seal on the left side of the diff. I drive it 400 miles a week and have no performance problems with it. 21 to 24 mpg around town and 26 to 28 mpg on the highway.

I would love to have a 1SS Camaro but will not pay sticker or over for it. I may opt for the 1LT Camaro with the V6 and the manual 6 speed to have a vehicle with a warranty. I will have to order it to get it the way I want it and play with the dealer to get it for the right price.

What changes can they make to the present C6 to get the weight down even more? More aluminum frames, less luxury electronics, lighter wheel/tire combos, get rid of the targa. Lighter/better seats. Less service complexity. The 2010 Grand Soprt may lean to that direction.

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#106259 - 09/08/09 12:37 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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I think the present c6 is light enough...at 3300 lbs? or 3200?

I dig the grand sport look but not enough to drop the hammer off my 08...

The new camaro SS is awesome...Get that over the V6 with stick...IMO 31 grand is a steal for the SS...

JMO
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#106260 - 09/29/09 11:37 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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I think the present c6 is light enough...at 3300 lbs? or 3200?
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JMO
To quote the Great Gatsby, "You can be never too thin nor too rich." Obviously, no car will ever weigh nothing, but less is better. Airplane manufacturers are turning away from aluminum to carbon-fiber even though the costs are much higher because every pound saved off the airframe means more payload (read profit), less fuel consumption, greater range, etc.

For a car, lighter weight means, better acceleration, beter cornering, better braking, better fuel mileage. I think the mileage factor will be the factor which pushes manufacturers toward lighter materials.

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#106261 - 09/30/09 08:02 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Look at the competitions weight and we'll see if chevy's products are overweight?

911 weighs how much?
GTR?
even nissans little 370Z weighs?

Ferrari 430 weighs?
Viper?
Lamborghini?
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#106262 - 09/30/09 06:26 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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They are all overweight, but alot of it is Federal standards which adds equipment and mass to the car. The shipping weight on my 71 Lotus Europa was listed as 1275 lbs. I don't think you could build a car that light, anymore.

I think the future, if high performance sports cars have a future, is smaller and lighter due to CAFE standards.

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#106263 - 09/30/09 09:53 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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As a teenager the 71 to 74 Europa was a personal favorite of mine!

Never drove one but sure did dream of what it would be like..

A formula ford race car for the street?
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#106264 - 10/01/09 10:53 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Steering response could be described as immediate. I actually drove it coast to coast several times and was pretty tiring (no a/c). Got 37 mpg one leg cruising at 80 with a leaking gas tank. I guess I was lucky no one smoking came walking by and dropped his cigarette since I never did that leak fixed.

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#106265 - 12/12/09 07:29 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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I want DSG or MCT transmission in the 6.2 liter 475hp C7 coupe.. that I buy..
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#106266 - 01/02/10 09:31 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Guess the next engine for the C7 corvette has been confirmed to be a 5.5 liter..(BOOHISS)

Corvette Racing boss Doug Fehan confirms new 5.5L V8 for Sebring debut
by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Jan 2nd, 2010 at 7:55PM


Corvette C6.R GT2 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Back in August when General Motors introduced the all-new GT2 class Corvette C6.R, it ran downsized 6.0-liter version of the 7.0-liter V8 from the long-dominant GT1 car. At the launch, Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan told us the 6.0-liter was just an interim engine. With revised GT rules on tap for 2010, GM was already planning a brand-new engine for its race Vette.

Unlike the 6.0/7.0, which is a ground-up race engine that only shares basic architectural dimensions with the production small block, the 2010 C6.R's V8 is a new 5.5-liter unit that will indeed be derived from the production engine found in roadgoing Corvettes. In fact, the 5.5-liter race engine will be built at GM's Performance Build Center alongside ZR1 and Z06 V8s.

Fehan has confirmed that the 5.5 is running on the dyno and will make its race debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March. We don't have any additional details on the new engine yet, although we were told earlier that it is based on the next-generation production small-block, which we expect to see in the Corvette soon.
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#106267 - 01/02/10 10:26 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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They could probably squeeze 350hp out of a n/a 5.5L, but if they were to tack on a small turbo or s/c that would have some kick.

I'd imagine the warranty alone would limit it to n/a crazy
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#106268 - 01/03/10 07:08 AM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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All kidding aside...GM back in 2002 got 405 hp from a 5.7 liter motor.. so with the advances such as Direct Injection.... I would estimate that since my CTS 3.6 liter with Direct injection puts out 50 hp more than the 3.6 motor without Direct injection... (304 hp vs 255hp)

Thats almost 20 percent more power.....so by extrapolation (SP) the 405hp ls6 could theoritically make an additional 70 ponies...

475hp 5.5 liter in the C7 is a best guess for the upcoming corvette...

At least we could hope....

also since the camaro SS with its 426 hp 6.2 liter ...? I believe the 5.5 V8 in the c7 will have to produce more hp than the camaro SS...which will probably take a year or two delay before the camaro shifts its engine to the same displacement as the c7 vette... and no way GM is going to release a new vette with less hp than the camaro SS and very rare GM would replace the vette and the camaro in the same year unless the hp is higher in the vette..

How could GM create a new motor for the camaro SS with less hp when the 2011 mustang GT just released info with 412 hp.. ?
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#106269 - 01/11/10 07:14 PM Re: Buy C6 cause the C7 will have 4.7 motor ugh!
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Registered: 11/24/01
Posts: 1089
Loc: arizona
I'm sure that they will be able to get well over 400 hp. If they can rev a 7 liter engine to 7,000 rpm then they can certainly get that much out of a 5.5 L engine, and, as JB pointed out, they were getting 405 out of a 5.7 L motor that revved to only 6,500.

The formula HP=(Torque x rpm) divided by 5252 shows that a smaller engine can compensate by revving higher.

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