Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

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    Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8
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    June 3, 2011

    General Motors will equip its all-new Corvette C7 with a high-revving turbocharged V8 engine as part of its desire to offer a mainstream rival to Porsche and Ferrari.

    The new V8 will be just over 3.0 litres in capacity and is expected to have around 400bhp. Senior GM sources claim it could rev as high as 10,000rpm.

    GM won’t abandon the Corvette’s ‘There’s no replacement for displacement’ philosophy entirely, however. Other engines will be offered, including a classic big-block OHV V8 designed to appeal to the Corvette’s traditional buyers.

    The new downsized V8 could also find use in Cadillac’s high-performance V models, including the CTS-V range.

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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    This was reported a couple weeks back...

    My thoughts are that the only reason for a small V8 would be for marketing the Corvette in Europe. I see a high revving small V8 having little impact in the American market, though there would be a small minority who would be interested. The larger displacement V8's, as they've proven themselves to be rather efficient/powerful/durable in the Corvette, will continue to be the engines of choice in the C7.

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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Quote Originally Posted by Quixote88 View Post
    This was reported a couple weeks back...
    This is actually the new and improved version.

    Autocar has the monopoly on daily Corvette rumours.

    If this is true I suspect that it's to meet more stringent mileage requirements.


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    ...what size? 265 cid, 283 cid or 302 cid would be historically interesting.
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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    This is actually the new and improved version.

    Autocar has the monopoly on daily Corvette rumours.

    If this is true I suspect that it's to meet more stringent mileage requirements.


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    Is it mileage requirements or is it displacement size? Honestly, I'm not really sure...

    Isn't there a tax in many European countries on engines with higher displacement than 3.0L? The Corvette's traditional 6.2, in addition to the car's initial cost, must put a high burden on its owner tax wise in these countries.

    I would think, from my experience anyway, that a high revving V8 would not be any more fuel efficient than its larger lower red line counterpart. Then again, I haven't seen this engine in use!

    I am interested, however, to see if this engine sees the light of day. I wonder if it has any connection to the engine that GM is developing for Indy Car use...

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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    ...what size? 265 cid, 283 cid or 302 cid would be historically interesting.
    By small they mean something closer to 183 CID. I don't believe GM has ever made one with that small of a displacement before.

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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Quote Originally Posted by andretti View Post
    By small they mean something closer to 183 CID. I don't believe GM has ever made one with that small of a displacement before.
    ...I was referring to this statement in the OP:

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    ...The new V8 will be just over 3.0 litres in capacity and is expected to have around 400bhp. Senior GM sources claim it could rev as high as 10,000rpm.
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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Exciting news

    All 'dedicated' passenger car V8s are probably going to end up in the 3 - 4.1 litre range - which is great news for those that want some smaller, more chuckable sized cars.

    Again, like in the other thread

    3.0 / V8 with 300 / 400 hp in 'modular' fashion would 'suggest' some 'options' -

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    1.125L / I3 *** 112.5 - 150 hp

    1.5L / I4 *** 150 - 200 hp

    1.875L / I5 *** 187.5 - 250 hp

    2.25L / ?6 *** 225 - 300 hp

    3.0L / V8 *** 300 - 400 hp

    4.5L / V12 *** 450 - 600 hp

    .........

    6.0L / V16 *** 600 - 800 hp
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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Does anyone think this smaller, turbo-charged engine will be DOHC? I am getting that vibe since it can rev so high.
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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8


    The new downsized V8 could also find use in Cadillac’s high-performance V models, including the CTS-V range.
    This... That's one of the main reasons I like this news. Everyone knows the CTS doesn't really have a mid-range model (think BMW 550i or Merc E550). Go to the Caddy dealership now and here are your 3 choices in HP..

    270HP, 300HP, 550HP

    The future could be 3 choices of 270HP OR 300HP, 400HP, 550HP.
    This could be wishful thinking... HOPEFULLY they're not thinking of replacing the current CTS-V engine with the smaller V8!

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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    ...I was referring to this statement in the OP:
    Yeah just over 3 litres would be just under 200 cubes

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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    I was thinking it would be a better fit for an ATS-V..... Vrooooom!

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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    Big block, We have not seen a big block for ever

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    Re: Next-gen Vette Gets Small V8

    In other news the Corvette's lead engineer was spotted today .....




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