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Four months ago, we saw a story about how Cosworth was building manufacturing facilities near Detroit, and that article discussed complex machining capabilities. Also that they were expanding based on OEM contracts for Cadillac, with the ME being rumored as a potential recipient of those new heads and more.

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The new offices and factory in Shelby Township, north of Detroit are just the beginning of an expanding presence here. Right now, the plant only has a single manufacturing module with 14 CNC machining units, 6 robots and other related equipment. The first product coming from the facility are the cylinder heads for the recently announced 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 that debuts in the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport.

Cosworth's new Shelby Township, Mich. factory is producing cylinder heads for the new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 for the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-SportCADILLAC

By the end of 2019, the plant will add more equipment to expand capacity for this and other derivatives,” said manufacturing engineer, Ken Bowers. While no one from Cosworth would comment on future products, at least one derivative of the Cadillac V8 is expected to be a more powerful version for use in the long-rumored mid-engined Corvette (aka the Don Sherman edition).
Complete article on the other site back in September. But with the link below, all can find it here now.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samabue.../#6467ac503d8d

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Saw another engine dressed for the C8 the other day. It was an LT2 which is an upgraded LT1 that will be making 490-500 hp. Upgrades are mainly camshaft. Also hearing about an LT8 that sounds like the bad boy twin turbo DOHC version. Heard upwards of 900 hp on the dynos.
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These posts from Farmington aren't getting the recognition they deserve.
Sounds like these naming conventions are pretty concrete, and line up to other rumors of engine expectations.

Farmington, do they match or even resemble the earlier CAD leaks?



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Haven’t seen the twin turbo version but believe it will be a Hot V, with the turbos in the V
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You can't do that. F1 cars have cams. The valve springs are replaced with air.
http://www.freevalve.com/

Just saying...it can be done, and offers some really fascinating utility.
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Sounds like a SBC to me...


While this is clearly NOT a SBC...

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Hot v means turbos are where the intake manifold usually resides.
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Originally Posted by farmington View Post
Saw another engine dressed for the C8 the other day. It was an LT2 which is an upgraded LT1 that will be making 490-500 hp. Upgrades are mainly camshaft. Also hearing about an LT8 that sounds like the bad boy twin turbo DOHC version. Heard upwards of 900 hp on the dynos.
Well this matches the rumors. Let me ask, will a version of the Corvette be using electric motors to drive the front wheels for an AWD system? Or an electric motor(s) assist for the rear wheels?
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Originally Posted by jimmyb View Post
Sounds like a SBC to me...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyV8K7Vrp7k


While this is clearly NOT a SBC...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfg71KgtxO4
C5R did not use a stock production engine(or transmission, etc).
C6R did not use a stock production engine(or transmission etc). I have been a foot away from a C6R when the driver was revving the hell out of it. It didn't sound like my C6 Z06.
C7R did not use a stock production engine(or transmission etc)

I really doubt that the C8R will use a stock production engine and transmission either.

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