Glad to hear it.
I was noticing that my BMW and Toyota Highlander have it. Of course, newer
Corvettes do not.
GM would really have a screamer with dual overhead cams, variable valve
timing on the intake and exhaust and direct injection. 4 valves per
cylinder and a 7500 rpm redline. Low and high speed intake runners would be
cool too. But that would cost money and Corvette owners basically buy
anything with the word Corvette on it so why do they bother. Seems the most
technological advancement on the latest corvettes is that muffler valve that
opens the pipes at high speeds. How about a dual tract intake that does the
I belong to a Corvette club and drive my 64 convertible until GM comes out
with something that is technically sophisticated and does not have
limitations in the name of saving money.
I know. I am sure to buy a new corvette eventually. I will llike the model
if I wait long enough.,
Besides most folks who drive newer vettes are old. I will fit right in in
another 20 years.
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you were interested you would already know what they have. Most likely
what you wanted to do with your post is take a pot shot at what GM is
or isn't doing along with a snipe at Corvette owners.
By the way the GM VVT cam is hydraulically operated on push rod
engines. There is still room in this country for the push rod engine
and for that I'm glad. I had my one overhead cam engine and I'll stick
with the push rod. You really need it get off the bitching about what
they aren't doing for you and enjoy what they do a bit more. Then to
there is always room to get in there and fix it yourself instead of
waiting on someone else build your dream car.
You didn't notice that the base 327 '64 turns out about .75 HP per CID
and the base LS3 will get 1.14 without the marvelous muffler valve? It
will do that while getting twice the MPG with safety equipment that
wasn't even thought of in '64 on 9" wide tires. The airconditioning,
ABS, power steering, shoulder belts, 4 air bags, power disk brakes,
power windows, power seats, fog lights, electronic door locks,
1,500/2,000 more RPM to red line, side beams, and other government
required items like 5 MPH bumpers that all added weight. But wait, the
Corvette gained only 50 pounds with all that added. Of course all that
happened without any impute from GM.
The Corvette club I belong to has a few pricks as any organization
does and once a year I try to be nice to them so they won't re-elect
me to do their job any more. As long as I would accept the election to
an office I was an officer of the club and on a national level. Then
one day I woke up to the fact that the people that were bitching at me
were the same ones that never held an office. I'm sure you fit in your
Corvette club very well, there should always be room for diversity.
Thanks for your input, Dad as I enjoy reading your posts. Yes, I like to
bitch at the newer Corvettes. I do not care about hi horsepower per se,
because it would likely get me killed or in jail. I just think the mid
years are the best looking cars ever.
Not sure I like the looks of the C5, C6. Sorry, they just do not grab me
with a gotta have it. But not too many cars do other than the snob cars
like an Aston Martin.
If I was ever diagnosed with terminal cancer I would get an AM. I have
$500,000 in life insurance and know my wife would be happy to share a third
of that for me getting a great car. So much for my bucket list.
HEY VITO --->>
Shame you aren't up to date on what's going on. Those archaic Toyota
and BMW engines haven't caught up with what GM had on the CTS last year.
It's migrated to the Buick CXS and Chevy-Camaro SS 3.6L engines this year.
These quad-valve engines are VVT on /both/ intake and exhaust and have
Direct Injection. Shame Toyota hasn't done all that as yet on the
Do thine homework. :)
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