More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

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    More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming
    Mid-engine C8 holds a lot of potential, engineer says
    Motor Trend
    Alisa Priddle
    August 16, 2019

    MotorTrend caught up with Ed Piatek, the car's chief engineer, at a Dream Cruise event, where of course we peppered him with questions about future, more powerful variants.

    Piatek won't talk specifics about future superchargers, Z06, ZR1s, or other mouthwatering topics. But that is the natural progression, and Corvette is not about to change past practices just because it moved the engine behind the driver.

    "Corvette's got a history of different levels of performance so stay tuned," Piatek said.

    "If you look at the current generation car with 460 hp and the 0-60 time, you can add 300 horsepower to that number and the 0-60 time barely moves," Piatek said. "This car, we already start with a really low 0-60 time but with 20 percent more of the mass on the rear axle and a wider wheel-tire package in the rear, the opportunities to do really, really, high-performance cars is there."

    Does he have any concerns about C8 maxing out? "It's a long long way," said the engineer who is clearly relishing how much room the latest Corvette has to grow.
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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    Isn't the electrical system beefed up to support a performance "hybrid" version. I can't imagine what ~200hp at the front wheels would feel like with 650hp at the rear wheels.
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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming
    No really? Ya don't say....

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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    No really? Ya don't say....
    This is as surprising of an announcement as "GM plans to continue making trucks."
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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    I can't wait for the Cadillac version.

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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    If they had a clue, they would keep build C7s alongside it, and add a C7-based ute.

    buck, buck, buck, back home to mother! buck!

    The Panamera, and others, are out there. The plant can handle it. Even AWD. I see chickens heading to roost, rather than going out to chase the pigeons away... So depressing; and inappropriate for this brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chassis Guy View Post
    If they had a clue, they would keep build C7s alongside it, and add a C7-based ute.

    buck, buck, buck, back home to mother! buck!

    The Panamera, and others, are out there. The plant can handle it. Even AWD. I see chickens heading to roost, rather than going out to chase the pigeons away... So depressing; and inappropriate for this brand.
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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Chassis Guy View Post
    If they had a clue, they would keep build C7s alongside it, and add a C7-based ute.

    buck, buck, buck, back home to mother! buck!

    The Panamera, and others, are out there. The plant can handle it. Even AWD. I see chickens heading to roost, rather than going out to chase the pigeons away... So depressing; and inappropriate for this brand.
    Difference being, there is a 911 turbo, 911 Carrera, but no 911 Panamera, or 911 Cayenne. Porche is the manufacturer, 911, Cayenne, Panamera are all models. Chevrolet is the manufacturer, Corvette is the model.

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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    An 800HP C8 will be here by 2021.

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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    The basic performance of this vehicle is just incredible, the extra weight over the back wheels is key to the 0-60 mph acceleration that owners will feel most often...

    A lot of other vehicles hoping to compete with higher HP will ultimately be traction limited in the real world. That should make for some interesting match ups and eye opening results....

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    Re: More Powerful Chevrolet Corvette Variants Are Coming

    The C7 was not tapped out, they could have thrown in a dual clutch for one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    The C7 was not tapped out, they could have thrown in a dual clutch for one..
    I thought the transmission the C7 uses shifts almost as fast as a dual clutch. I'm assuming any gain would be minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    The C7 was not tapped out, they could have thrown in a dual clutch for one..
    I think mostly rear traction was tapped out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I thought the transmission the C7 uses shifts almost as fast as a dual clutch. I'm assuming any gain would be minimal.
    It does shift as fast, up, but not down, the car would be as fast on the track as it is now but could gain a tenth on the strip me thinks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    It does shift as fast, up, but not down, the car would be as fast on the track as it is now but could gain a tenth on the strip me thinks..
    But other than a stray 1/10th here and there, there really isn't much more they can do, they were hitting the wall in regards to the laws of physics.... Though I'm no engineer, I'd assume there is no way they could shave another half or full second off the 0-60, etc..

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