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A new 5.5L V8 for the Camaro to battle the 5.0 Mustang?

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Old 06-29-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default A new 5.5L V8 for the Camaro to battle the 5.0 Mustang?

Looks like when the C7 Corvette hits the market, it will be using a new 5.5L version of the small block chevy...possibly using direct injection to make 440hp. As weve seen in the past when the Vette gets an engine the Camaro is usually close behind...

New C7 Corvette gets a 5.5L V8
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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I never thought i would say this, but that is one ugly corvette. And to your original point, I agree.
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damn i threw up a bit at that corvette
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gesh take it easy... the body is just a concept. Alot of changes can occur between now and production.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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I remember that from an article about Transformers.
The thing is ugly as sin.

But it does look like something that might belong in a transformers movie.
Not a gen 1 movie of course haha.
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GM actually downsizing their engine size for more power??

I would like to see a C7 concept with those .... somewhat horrible-but-cant-look-away side vent things on the front end. Maybe make those smaller and drop them a bit lower as to allow space for headlights.
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Dear Lord, please don't let the C7 look anything like the concept, at all plz. Amen.
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Ugly as HELL.
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i think that this concept will remain as only a concept...i just needed a good picture for the article...

if you look at the original motor trend article (linked at the bottom of my article) there is a rendering of a yellow "c7"...and its pretty brutal as well. it looks more like a 599XX.
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That's totally a concept and the C7 I seriously doubt will look anything like that.

but yes, it's fugly.

As far as the 5.5L, IF they make the engine, it will be interesting to see if they go OHC with it, or in typical GM style manage to develop yet another badassical OHV cylinder head, and just turn more rpm with it. Manufacturing and materials tech has changed a lot over the last 10 years, and 7k rpm pushrod engines aren't difficult to achieve, especially in a higher end car like a Vette.
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Would it be too farfetched to think of an OHV V8 that spins up to 8k as a stock motor for mass production?
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That's totally a concept and the C7 I seriously doubt will look anything like that.

but yes, it's fugly.

As far as the 5.5L, IF they make the engine, it will be interesting to see if they go OHC with it, or in typical GM style manage to develop yet another badassical OHV cylinder head, and just turn more rpm with it. Manufacturing and materials tech has changed a lot over the last 10 years, and 7k rpm pushrod engines aren't difficult to achieve, especially in a higher end car like a Vette.
they're for sure going to make it. they have to have it to meet regulations in the ALMS GT2 racing. it's either that, or Corvette is out of GT2 racing.

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Would it be too farfetched to think of an OHV V8 that spins up to 8k as a stock motor for mass production?
GM had one that was damn close to that back in the late 60's. the DZ302
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they're for sure going to make it. they have to have it to meet regulations in the ALMS GT2 racing. it's either that, or Corvette is out of GT2 racing.
That makes sense then. If it's pushrod, I'm guessing it'll be the next gen LS type head and have a stock 7k rpm redline or somewhere around there. Between that and direct injection, the power goal should be fairly easy to achieve.
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This sounds like the V8 war is far from over, oh yeah!
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This is just a redone LS motor for the GT2 cars. This will not go into a production car. DPI yes, but not this engine.
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so... the sources inside GM are wrong and... you have the inside scoop?
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This is just a redone LS motor for the GT2 cars. This will not go into a production car. DPI yes, but not this engine.
+1.... i have a few contacts withins the GM realm and this if any is the mostly likely scenio.
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I never thought i would say this, but that is one ugly corvette. And to your original point, I agree.
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Wtf, I thought they only made ugly concept looking cars like that for national car shows... Not production.
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