Pony Car: an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image and an available V8.
yeah, so long as the dimension and engine mounts are OK, i am also considering to cram a new LV3 4.3 V6 into my S-10 chevy blazer, up til now, the out-going Vortec LU3 4300 and this brand new LV3 looks alike.....
The code series, L35, LG3, LU3, LV3, and the 4300 displacement, all naturally leads you to think that way...., though GM staff insists that there's nothing similar except for the naming!
Last edited by chevyblazer; 12-18-2012 at 08:28 PM.
Or look at what GM did with Jay Leno's Corvette powered Tornado they squeezed out 1000 hp .
The I.C. engine still has a lot of power to be had from smaller engines, lighter weight, easer packaging.
Last edited by G&Rs57GMC; 12-22-2012 at 10:16 AM.
The new 4.3 would appear to be a superior engine choice for Impala, Malibu, Camaro, Colorado, Silverado and any other vehicle that needs a compact, reliable long lasting V6 and upwards of 26 mpg highway.
This engine would be perfect for Colorado and the upcoming Trailblazer.
It's slow with the holidays, but I would think automotive journalists will be getting more drive time with the Gen V engines as we approach NAIAS. Anyone know how long it'll be for SAE ratings to be completed?
I've read elsewhere to expect 315hp/310torque and 17/25mpg.
Those MPG numbers sound credible. People keep speculating a great leap forward, but fuel efficiency seems to be a tougher frontier of physics to push back on, than power or weight is.
I'm REALLY looking forward to this motor for some reason. I really hope it gets good MPG in the trucks, and hope it can be had in an extended or crew cab 4X4 (while still getting decent MPG).
Also, imagine a new Syclone & Typhoon...
2007 Volvo S60R
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0T
1999 BMW 328i Convertible
1998 Ford Explorer Sport
You cannot beat the laws of physics. A stripped out 2wd regular cab driven by an 80 year old might get 26. No way anything else will get that high.
1979 Chevy K10 Stepside (350 4-spd, waiting to be restored)
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 (Z71, 80,000 mi, leather,5.3 )
2007 Kawasaki KLX 250 (street legal dual sport, 70 mpg, woo hoo!)
2011 Dodge Charger (3.6 V6)
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