Thanks to JerriVette for letting us know this version of AutoLine After Hours is on right now and features the Jordan Lee, Chief Engineer of Small Block Engines talking about the LT1.
Lots of interesting news/views of the LT1, etc.
Starts around 22:00 and is at: http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?m=201305&cat=790
Well that at least eliminates all of the "its only going to make 450hp" naysayers.
Yep... And also the stupid a$$ conspiracy theorists (you know who you are) who think GM hasn't released the HP ratings so they can sell cars now before people become "dissapointed" with the actual HP or what ever their conspiracy theory is.
SAE testing was "just completed last week."
Thanks BlueOx for posting the link! Is it me or does that guy seem like he's smoked a bit too much whacky tobacco?
There's DEFINITELY something afoot here with this LT1 redline...
I've heard multiple conflicting statements from various internal engineers to GM. Something is up here...
Powertrain guys told me at the bash... 6600, this video says... 6600
Definitely talked to two test engineers that said they were at 7000rpm, and multiple instances were stated about 7100.
HOW bad *** would it be if you could gain 500rpm rev limit in track/race mode!
And/OR Z51 enables 500rpm higher limit in track/race mode due to additional dry sump and cooling system
You heard it from me first!!!!
I mentioned a week or so ago that in the Bash video, Kirk Bennion was talking about driving for a camera crew in 4th @ 7000 rpm @ 140 mph. Yet I keep hearing 6600. Either they are driving it well over red line or something IS afoot!