Corvette C8.R Racer Has a 5.5L Flat-Plane-Crank V-8

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    Corvette C8.R Racer Has a 5.5L Flat-Plane-Crank V-8



    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...e-c8-r-engine/

    Chevrolet has released more details about the next-generation C8.R race car.

    • It will be powered by an all-new naturally aspirated double overhead camshaft 5.5-liter V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft.

    • The C8.R will makes its first on-track appearance at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in January 2020.

    Tired of C8 Corvette news yet? We hope not. Things are just getting started. Ahead of the decorated C7.R's final battle at this weekend's Petit Le Mans 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta, Chevy provided more details on the successor Corvette C8.R race car.

    Not since the C4-generation Corvette ZR1 have multiple camshafts controlled the valves of a Corvette engine. Until now! Chevrolet has confirmed that the double-overhead-camshaft configuration will return to the C8.R. More important, a flat-plane crankshaft now lives in the block to allow the naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 to rev to the moon. Chevy won't claim a redline but states it will be limited by the Balance of Performance, or IMSA's fun governing laws to keep things equal.

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    Re: Corvette C8.R Racer Has a 5.5L Flat-Plane-Crank V-8

    Sounds annoying. It's hard to tell with a no load rev but hopefully the production version will sound better than the Mustang.

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    LOL at GM fans,
    “I wonder what a FP race car sounds like....I don’t like it, FAIL”

    With support like that who needs enemies

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    Re: Corvette C8.R Racer Has a 5.5L Flat-Plane-Crank V-8

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    LOL at GM fans,
    “I wonder what a FP race car sounds like....I don’t like it, FAIL”

    With support like that who needs enemies
    HUH?

    Bunch of guys standing around start it, start it, all giddy like it's going to be awesome and it sounds ridiculous. Am I supposed to lie and say it sounds awesome. That has nothing to do with anything being a fail. I even said it's hard to tell if it sounds good or not with a no load rev. By the way who cares what race car sounds like.

    I then said I hope the production car sounds better than the Mustang because the hype surrounding the sound of the FP Mustang was off the charts for what the production car sounds like.

    So what am I exactly not supporting?

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    Re: Corvette C8.R Racer Has a 5.5L Flat-Plane-Crank V-8

    OK sorry for the rough justice as I now realize that
    you're not aware of the unique sound track of a FPC.

    A FPC engine sounds exactly like an angry 4 cylinder.
    Check oput this Z06 with a FPC...



    So yeah, they all sound like that and in fact, I believe that
    Ford did a very good job on the Shelby GT350's sound.
    Last edited by jpd80; 10-20-2019 at 02:23 AM.

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