Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

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    Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create 'Vette's exposed V-8
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    "It's almost a whole different language that they use. As an engineer, I have no idea what temperature has to do with color," Kociba said.

    "As you start working with them and they show you different examples, it absolutely makes sense."

    The team wanted the 2020 Corvette engine to be on par with that of a Ferrari or Lamborghini. "Even though we didn't have the same price point, we still need to execute just as well," Arnone said.

    Designers pored over the finishes on each component and made sure everything was in "color harmony," he said. For parts that are less attractive, they toned down the finish and made the colors less eye-grabbing.

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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    They took inspiration from something --- and actually brought it to fruition without the bean-counters crushing their spirits?

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    The design team even created a bolt style for the Corvette because it didn't like any of GM's preapproved bolts. Designers were part of the engineering conversation, which "lends itself to us having creative opportunity firsthand," Bennion said.

    When designing the bolts, the team drew inspiration from Ducati motorcycles. "All their bolts are internal drive, and they have a nice finish to them. They don't scratch or mark," Arnone said.

    Some of GM's engineering criteria prohibited bolts with an internal drive, so the team created a dual-drive bolt, which has a cleaner, more stylized look.
    Someone needs to find the folks who were on this project and give them jobs breaking down walls and barriers within the Tubes. If they can actually talk to one another and get something accomplished on bolts (of all things), then God knows what they could do if they started talking to each other about engines or interior materials.
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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Yet another example of what can be accomplished when the chains of oppression are cast off. GM employs the best in the business and when they are allowed to be the masters of their craft that they are, great things happen.

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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    A Chevrolet V8 is nothing like a Ferrari, its in its own league. Its shameful that these people are not proud of their technology. At Le Mans, people look forward to the Chevrolet's roar, not the whines from Porsche or Ferrari, as epic as they are, they are not American friendly fire.

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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Yet another example of what can be accomplished when the chains of oppression are cast off. GM employs the best in the business and when they are allowed to be the masters of their craft that they are, great things happen.


    Ahhhh, the “chains of oppression” mention. Socialism is alive and well.

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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    Ahhhh, the “chains of oppression” mention. Socialism is alive and well.
    LOL WUT You've got some bad drugs bruh, find a new LDD.

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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    A Chevrolet V8 is nothing like a Ferrari, its in its own league. Its shameful that these people are not proud of their technology. At Le Mans, people look forward to the Chevrolet's roar, not the whines from Porsche or Ferrari, as epic as they are, they are not American friendly fire.
    I agree and it is this sort of thinking that is what led GM to the disastrous current v6 instead of developing the pushrod v6 which is much more economical in everyday use. In trying to push for premium they have forgotten there heartland.
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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    "Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8". Of coarse they had to talk and learn from each other! That's what engineers do. Is this writer trying to find something negative about GM's engineers? Some writers should get a life. Also, I will not subscribe to Auto News just to read a dumb story.

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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Quote Originally Posted by carisi2k9 View Post
    I agree and it is this sort of thinking that is what led GM to the disastrous current v6 instead of developing the pushrod v6 which is much more economical in everyday use. In trying to push for premium they have forgotten there heartland.
    I see it the opposite the PUSHROD 3800 HAD to go it was PAST its best before date
    the high feature / alloytech engine got penny pinched to HARD
    LOOK to the Pentastar from a company that was 1/2 of the industries "punching bag" and Daimlerchrysler / cerberus / FCA had NO MONEY but look how good it turned out

    more work on the NVH of it AND not so CHEAP timing sets it could have shot to the TOP EX in a downsized turbo - but cost cutting and lack of "will" to update and improve stuff

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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Quote Originally Posted by carisi2k9 View Post
    I agree and it is this sort of thinking that is what led GM to the disastrous current v6 instead of developing the pushrod v6 which is much more economical in everyday use. In trying to push for premium they have forgotten there heartland.
    Wait....wut?!?!?! Those pushrod V6s were absolute trash in comparison to everyone else's DOHC 6s
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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Wait....wut?!?!?! Those pushrod V6s were absolute trash in comparison to everyone else's DOHC 6s
    +1
    Not to mention GM's own DOHC sixes, including the Opel 54° V6, Atlas I6, Shortstar 90° V6, and High Feature 60° V6.
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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    "It's almost a whole different language that they use. As an engineer, I have no idea what temperature has to do with color," Kociba said.
    I'm an engineer and I knew this -I'm also a scientist-. Where does GM get its engineers -and possibly scientists- from? It is a scientific and engineering term that can be described in mathematical equations.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature

    Edit: because posaune insists that Wikipedia is not a reliable source, here's a research paper https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/....1002/col.1065

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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    +1
    Not to mention GM's own DOHC sixes, including the Opel 54° V6, Atlas I6, Shortstar 90° V6, and High Feature 60° V6.
    Right...let's not romanticize over and revise history to cast those crappy arsed OHV 6s in a positive light.
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    Re: Designers, engineers had to learn from each other to create C8's exposed V-8

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