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Old 01-20-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Look to 2016 to bring the 8 speed Auto tranny with a 5.5L V8 worth some type of blower attached and around 600 ponies. This is from someone I know at GM. I was told that this is why a "boost" gage is already integrated to the configurable dash. The Gen5 6.2 will then reside in Camaro and a Tahoe/Suburban variant SUV. A 6.2 with a blower could also be online for a Z06 type car also.


CORRECTION THAT SHOULD SAY 500+ Ponies MY MISTAKE SORRY.

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Look to 2016 to bring the 8 speed Auto tranny with a 5.5L V8 worth some type of blower attached and around 600 ponies. This is from someone I know at GM. I was told that this is why a "boost" gage is already integrated to the configurable dash. The Gen5 6.2 will then reside in Camaro and a Tahoe/Suburban variant SUV.
The guys I know at GM say it is the very same LT1 only 'fortified' and given twins. 762 at least.
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The guys I know at GM say it is the very same LT1 only 'fortified' and given twins. 762 at least.
Well thats what he said Z06 was maybe getting a 6.2. All good news however. He also said GM plans to keep C7 fresher than C6 by doing more consecutive updates to the car over its life cycle.

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How about a bitchin NA car with bitchen HP #s?
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The guys I know at GM say it is the very same LT1 only 'fortified' and given twins. 762 at least.
This is what I want to see...
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This is what I want to see...
I'm just pullin' everyone's chain...but I could see it happening.
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How about a bitchin NA car with bitchen HP #s?
There's a reason Ferrari keeps their v12 NA in the F12. Not trying to knock blown engines because as everyone knows, they kick ***. But for me, NA has a certain appeal over all the blown engines dotting the automotive landscape today.
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I don't know anyone at GM, so I've not heard sh*t.
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How about a bitchin NA car with bitchen HP #s?
Not gonna happen in this environment ..............
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I don't know anyone at GM, so I've not heard sh*t.
I don't either...
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I don't know anyone at GM, so I've not heard sh*t.
But .............. but ................
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i'm just pullin' everyone's chain...but i could see it happening.
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Not gonna happen in this environment ..............
What environment? I've seen nothing but HP increases from Mustangs to Challengers. Seems like every sports/muscle car is increasing not decreasing its HP to the point Corvettes are only quicker because of its power to weight ratio.

Maybe I'm missing something?
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What environment? I've seen nothing but HP increases from Mustangs to Challengers. Seems like every sports/muscle car is increasing not decreasing its HP to the point Corvettes are only quicker because of its power to weight ratio.

Maybe I'm missing something?
That's coming to an end real soon especially for the heavier cars. There's a good reason why they need to keep the vette as light as possible.
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I don't see any benefit of going down to a 5.5L, the engines will be the same externally. Blower on a base car also makes no sense.
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Well I will say this, GOD I hope we dont have to wait till 2016 for the 8 Speed. My god when did they start development, yesterday!!

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My best guess is the 4.3 V6 + turbo will be base one day. That way kerb weight can stay low, and efficiency can be improved while increasing power. 5.5L + blower sounds horrible from a fuel economy point of view.
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My best guess is the 4.3 V6 + turbo will be base one day. That way kerb weight can stay low, and efficiency can be improved while increasing power. 5.5L + blower sounds horrible from a fuel economy point of view.
NO NO NO NO NO NO. There will NOT be a 6 banger in a Corvette! Now, if the Corvette brand is expanded to other form factors like a Solice-style Miata beater or Porsche Cayanne-style SUV or Panamera-style 4 seater...possibly.
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Well, my brother's son in law has a second cousin that has a facebook friend that was on business in Detroit, that talked with a guy that was a janitor at GM, who had a conversation with a mailroom kid that was dating a secratary in R&D and...
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