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AND Another FOOL... Note the date on the page...
April FU%^!NG FOOLS...
Aaron Gold's Cars Blog From Aaron Gold, Your Guide to Cars.
Corvette to get diesel power for 2009 Chevrolet has announced that they will introduce a diesel-powered Corvette next spring as a 2009 model. The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette TDI will be powered by a specially-designed 5.7 liter V8 diesel with twin turbochargers. Output for the engine, developed in cooperation with Isuzu, is estimated at 350 horsepower and 675 lb-ft of torque.
"We feel that with its high fuel economy and strong low-end torque characteristics, the turbodiesel is the perfect engine for the Corvette," says a General Motors spokesperson. Early tests indicate that the Corvette TDI accelerates from 0 to 60 in just over 4 seconds and achieves real-world fuel economy of 25 to 30 MPG.
Chevrolet has hinted that if the Corvette TDI is a hit with buyers, they may consider phasing out gasoline-powered Corvettes altogether and making the turbodiesel engine the exclusive powerplant for the iconic American sports car. -- Aaron Gold
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Sunday April 1, 2007
You fool you
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WayneC wrote:

Short answer: Not a chance.
Fragmenting a niche offering is tough. The price premium on a diesel option would kill it. I can imagine an 'effete intellectual' going for a novelty like this.
Whole new logistics picture wouldn't help get this off the ground either. Then, there's handling dynamics from a heavier engine etc. etc. etc.
Assuming this was really proposed somewhere in GM -- someone should have broken the guy's pencil and prevented his/her further breeding. Get this out of the gene pool.
Seriously, I think the only way to do diesel in a sports car would with a gas generating turbine, free power turbine and CVT. $$$$$!
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I don't believe it will happen....
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"Chevrolet has hinted that if the Corvette TDI is a hit with buyers, they may consider phasing out gasoline-powered Corvettes altogether and making the turbodiesel engine the exclusive powerplant for the iconic American sports car."
Gawd I hope not.
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Does not anybody understand this was an april fools joke?
ONCE Again READ the date on the web page...
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Wonder if it will sould like, stink like, and smoke like a diesel? If it don't, it would not be any fun.
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The killer is the "real world economy", what a giggle. No, definitely an April fools joke.
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