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Okay, I've been looking through the net from concept to concept, from stang to the new vette. All I can say is, where have the pop ups gone? It was one of those ultra cool features that made the Vette so different from every other high end on the market. Anyway, back on subject, how does this idea sound for a concept?

Okay, instead of the base 5.7L, use the Suburban's 8.0L 8100 series. I think it's an 8L anyway. Okay, second step, tune the engine properly. Normally, the suburban's engine runs up to 5000 rpms since it is meant for a truck engine. However, despite this, the motor still produces over 300 hp and over 400 lbs torque and this is all at very low rpm! lol! The 5.7L produces 400/400 but at much higher rpms. See where I am going? How about increasing the 8100 series's rpm limit to 7000 rpms which will bring up the hp and torque considerably since the motor would be allowed to run at higher revs. Match it with a moddified 6 speed manual transmission which should have slightly smaller gears than normal to accomidate for the larger out put. Obviously, the smaller the gears are, the more time you spend in the gear. Afterall, why go through three shifts just to get to 80 mph? Especially with this engine. Put it in a c-6 convertible, add chrome side exhaust that are similar to the original A/C Shelby Cobra 427, and you got one hot ride.

Yeah sure I know some people will look at this post and think of it as spam well, it's my dream so yeah. I just had to let out my idea some where. :rolleyes:
 

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Originally posted by Ghrankenstein@Dec 3 2003, 07:16 AM
Yeah sure I know some people will look at this post and think of it as spam well, it's my dream so yeah. I just had to let out my idea some where.
You're right. There's no way it could match the 50,000 hp / 500 mph Mammoth Car, whether it was made out of the stolen gold or not.

Why doesn't GM build that? Other than the fact that it would melt...

Ghrank
ROFLAMO! Okay, you didn't have to hit me that hard. Of course a lot of work would have to be done! The susspension would have to be upgrade, the hood enlarged to make room for the new engine, the engine bay would need to be greatly enlarged but custom shops have droped in crate 427s. This engine is only one liter more! Can't hurt to dream right?
 

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Originally posted by Tone@Dec 3 2003, 10:19 PM
Chevrolet already made your dream car - in the late 60s and early 70s. Then, you could option out a big block Vette with a 427 or 454. The current Suburban uses a updated (and enlarged) version of this basic engine. Side pipes were also an option.

Yes I know about the Corvette 427s from the mid sixities, the 396's etc, I'm not that slow. I'd like to see a modern version of it however. That's why I brought up this post. What you are saying is like me wanting a good muscle car from Buick even though it's done before, there isn't one currently in production. I love Gran Sports btw. Of course, my idea would be for a very limited edition Corvette. Sort of like the Bullit version of the 2001 Mustang GT I think it was. Only better.

* Edit: I meant for the motor to max out at 7000 rpm, redline 6000 rpm, max hp at about 5000-6000 rpm, and max torque at 3000-4000 rpm. Sorry for that bit of confusion.
 

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I thought redlines usually lasted about 1000 rpms or so. I just meant that the maximum the engine should do, before facing serious engien damage, should be 7000 rpm. Of course, shifting would be done probably at 6200 rpm or something like that. I just meant the absolute most the engine could possibly do. Yeah it would be nice if there were a big block package. It would probably cost about $90k -$100k but it would put the Corvette on par with the Dodge Viper with pure displacement. I think that alone is worth a look.
 
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