Extracting enough performance from such a small unit to generate the three levels of Corvette we’ve grown so familiar with - the base, Z06 and ZR-1 - could end up creating a very highly-strung unit at the upper end of the range. So highly strung that the cost and technology necessary might make it cost-prohibitive, even when fuel efficiency savings are taken into effect.
Possible Apps. for a TTV6......The Twin-turbo V6 idea however, might be good on an other car, I could imagine a modern incarnation of the Buick Grand National (the Holden coupe 60 concept seems to be right fit for a Buick model) or for a Cadillac model. I also taught of Pontiac who could use it for a package model of the G8 called Sprint as a nod to the Sprint trim series with the OHC-6 offered in the Tempest/LeMans and Firebird from 1966-70
Nah, it would be totally easy to get ZR1 numbers our of a 3.6L, you'd just need about 16lbs of boost (assuming a 100% effective aftercooler). No problem. I'm sure the 3.6L was designed for that too.Oh...so we go from 600hp, to 400hp for the ZR1?
It wont be lighter and it might get the gas mileage however with such an engine you can turn up the boost and make some LS9 type horsepower and torque though.Nah, it would be totally easy to get ZR1 numbers our of a 3.6L, you'd just need about 16lbs of boost (assuming a 100% effective aftercooler). No problem. I'm sure the 3.6L was designed for that too.
OK, I'm done
Seriously though, I'd be all for the previously-mentioned Grand National based on a Holden Coupe 60. With 7lbs of boost it would be making LS3 numbers. But, would a turbo 3.6L be lighter or cheaper, OR get better mileage than an LS3????