Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

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    Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    REPORT: MIDENGINE CORVETTE TO GET GOOD OL’ FASHIONED SMALL-BLOCK V8 POWER
    The so-called LT2 would add a touch of familiarity to a radically new C8 Corvette
    July 10, 2019
    GRAHAM KOZAK
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    With the July 18 reveal of the midengine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette coming up fast, there are still a lot of things we don’t know about the car -- including, crucially, what’s powering it. Would it drop a few cylinders and add turbochargers? Maybe even go hybrid? Videos of the car testing have given us clues, but there’s only so much we can glean from a few seconds of exhaust note.

    If we can trust a new report by Muscle Cars and Trucks, Chevy is easing into the whole engine-behind-the-driver thing by sticking with a familiar prime mover: The time-tested small-block V8. An unnamed source says the C8 will supposedly get a mildly reworked variant called the LT2, perhaps packing 480-500 hp, but it will be very similar to the 6.2-liter LT1 engine found in the C7 Stingray and Grand Sport.

    Muscle Cars and Trucks' sources also claim that the C8 will lose its manual transmission option -- something we’ve suspected was going to be the case for quite a while -- in favor of a dual-clutch automatic. Can’t win them all.

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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    Some people wanted a V10 to elevate the exotic factor, but the small block V8 seems like a safe bet.

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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwboy2007 View Post
    Some people wanted a V10 to elevate the exotic factor, but the small block V8 seems like a safe bet.
    And GM built those V10 prototypes, but didn't want to engineer the vehicles for the length.
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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    Well, I for one am excited that the venerable 2.0T hasn't been rumored as an engine for it yet.

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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    How about V12?

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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    I so wish they hadn't cancelled the hot 6.6L engine, was it going to be called LT3/4? Not sure.

    Either way, sound's good to me!
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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    The small block is really the best performance motor out there by far. Gobs of power, high technology, small light and compact..

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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    This is how you keep the price down in entry level models but higher up the scale I bet they use a different motor
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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    This is how you keep the price down in entry level models but higher up the scale I bet they use a different motor
    Well, the ZR1 motor with AWD is going to be epic

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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    This is how you keep the price down in entry level models but higher up the scale I bet they use a different motor
    Well, the ZR1 motor with AWD is going to be epic

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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Well, the ZR1 motor with AWD is going to be epic
    No I'm thinking DOHC Twin Turbo Hybrid and AWD
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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    No I'm thinking DOHC Twin Turbo Hybrid and AWD
    It saddens me that so few want to get tail happy anymore, they want AWD to all but drive the car for them. No driver experience necessary, just hit the go pedal and let the machine provide the intellect. BORING!!
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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    It saddens me that so few want to get tail happy anymore, they want AWD to all but drive the car for them. No driver experience necessary, just hit the go pedal and let the machine provide the intellect. BORING!!
    I think you get to a point with RWD and high horsepower in a road car that it becomes necessary

    I don't disagree with what you're saying but

    And also I think that the 900HP plus version they're speculating with the twin turbo hybrid donk will require AWD to get a really good number on the track

    I say shoot for the moon and if you miss then at least you've given it all you have

    Don't we want the ME Corvette t be the best it can be?
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    Re: Report: Next 'Vette to be powered by small-block V8

    makes sense - tried and true engine with a new chassis. I think GM's learned its lesson with launching new engines and chassis at the same time - that is asking for a lot of quality issues. Plus the LT will help keep the price down a bit vs. a new and exotic engine. Plus as noted it gives continuity to bridge the front engine C7 to the mid engine C8.

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