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Old 05-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Just how small, exactly? TDB reports that the next Corvette's European-style V8 could measure in at just over 3.0 liters, using an overhead-cam setup and dry sump oil system. With the aid of turbocharging, unnamed GM sources expect that this engine will deliver "in excess of 400 horsepower," or about 125 hp per liter. What's more, the smaller V8 could be of the extremely high-revving nature, with TDB citing that engine revs could handle up to 10,000 RPM.
Next Chevy Corvette to offer small-displacement turbo V8 — Autoblog

Obviously with only around 400HP it won't be the flagship model, the current ZR1 makes much more than that.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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sound slike they're trying to apease both the gear heads and the ricers.

3 liter turbo reminds me of an open wheel car. 10K RPM with low power and low weight for the ricers, and a big small block for us gearheads.
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I guess it would be the cheapest vette you could buy, if it turnes out to be true. cause the stock base 2011 coupe makes around 430hp. acording to chevy's specs. dont know how well it would do though. Dont think I would wont that type of enige in a vette. If I could ever afford one anyways.
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And if they install the electric steering system they used in the Malibu's and other government motors cars the new Corvette will be a pos too :(
After 48 years of being alive I have come to the conclusion that electronics and cars DO NOT belong together.
Just for a test I ripped all the computer crap off of my 2001 Jeep wrangler it has a 2.5L engine, I installed a carb took off the cat and all the sensors, the combines city and highway mileage went from 14 mpg to 20 hwy, so I took it to a shop and had the tail pipe sniffed, and guess what. MY tunning of the carb puts out LESS emissions than all the computer crap on the Jeep did. PLUS I can now run gasoline, corn liqueur, E10, E85, the fuel they pass off as gas nowadays, or any thing else that will pass through the jets and not clog the carb.
Hows THAT for fuel savings?


Oh I have more power too
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And if they install the electric steering system they used in the Malibu's and other government motors cars the new Corvette will be a pos too :(
After 48 years of being alive I have come to the conclusion that electronics and cars DO NOT belong together.
Just for a test I ripped all the computer crap off of my 2001 Jeep wrangler it has a 2.5L engine, I installed a carb took off the cat and all the sensors, the combines city and highway mileage went from 14 mpg to 20 hwy, so I took it to a shop and had the tail pipe sniffed, and guess what. MY tunning of the carb puts out LESS emissions than all the computer crap on the Jeep did. PLUS I can now run gasoline, corn liqueur, E10, E85, the fuel they pass off as gas nowadays, or any thing else that will pass through the jets and not clog the carb.
Hows THAT for fuel savings?


Oh I have more power too

Could that be done to a 2005 GMC Canyon with the 3.5L 5 sp?
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My son washed his Z28 last Saturday.....then I found out why. A bunch of guys get together at local shopping centers to show off their cars...... They do a few burn-outs to impress each other and compare cars....

Speaking of Corvettes.....this one was there doing a few burn-outs. I have never seen an 8 second street machine......even top fuel dragsters had a hard task to make that kinda time when I was a teen.

YouTube - ‪World's fastest IRS Corvette Record Run then picking up the kids at school‬‏

The kid said it was a 7 second Vette......don't know if they've had better runs since this vid.....I'm seeing 8's. To me it seems they need a slightly taller gear and a harder shifting tranny....
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Wonder if they will offer the 3 Ltr Turbo as a crate engine??
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Could that be done to a 2005 GMC Canyon with the 3.5L 5 sp?
The only thing you can do to that is give it a descent burial. Taking the computer crap off of ANY G M ( government motors ) vehicle ruins the engine
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Well, that sucks.
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I take back part of my last post. MOST GM engines are ruined if you remove the computer controlled stuff, some of the older ones will run if the computers are removed, but you have to change the intake, and rewire every thing, plus plug off every port and hole that the engine has in it. That depends on if you can FIND parts to replace the ones you remove.
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I think we should all wait and see what Chevrolet makers are planning to bring in the coming days.Its a bit early to say anything.
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(Reuters) - General Motors Co's quarterly profit nearly doubled, beating expectations, as the top U.S. automaker took a larger share of sales globally and raised prices on its vehicles.

Coming out of bankruptcy, GM Chief Executive Dan Akerson and other executives said the company had stripped out enough costs to recession-proof the business so it could thrive even in a weak auto market. The industry's sales slump in the second quarter and the risk of a double-dip recession could provide the first major test for that claim.
GM profit nearly doubles on stronger pricing - Yahoo! News
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what gets me is where did they cut what to get that much of a profit?
Safety or quality?
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. . Sold a lot of cars apparently!!
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Good..more Fords and Chrysler's left for me to choose form.
After that episode with the Malibu I'll be damed if I ever own another GM.
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I never cared much for 'em . . I did like their engines . . but a lot of folks seem to buy them.
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City of Va beach bought me a brand new 2011 Chevy pickup. 3500 tool bin on the back 6L vortech engine, runs rough all the time at idle and the check engine light came on for the first three months I had it, every time it went to the garage for the engine light they couldn't find the problem, I fixed it one day at the shop in less than 5 minutes, it STILL isles rough, like it has a serious miss in one of the cylinders, it has to be GM's software cause my wifes 2011 Jeep liberty runs smooth ans silk under ANY condition.
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Saw a Z06 with a 7.1 the other day. That is bigger than most truck engines what is the point ?
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M3 guy, that's more my style. Corvettes are chintzy cheap cars but good fun. I like the 405hp z06, but waiting for a new one or a zr1 to show up at the shop so I can drive it. Would never own one but not going to bad mouth one. I have seen the taillights of a few vettes over the years
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M3 guy, that's more my style. Corvettes are chintzy cheap cars but good fun. I like the 405hp z06, but waiting for a new one or a zr1 to show up at the shop so I can drive it. Would never own one but not going to bad mouth one. I have seen the taillights of a few vettes over the years
Yeah the owner sounded like he wasn't short on fun driving experiences other than the car being too fast for him. Quite the rim and tire setup too, he had 275 wide 20" in the front 325 wide 20" in the back biggest rubber I think I've ever seen on a street car
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