Yawn. Another carrot to get the muppets' money. Thought it would look
more like a midyear stingray. Camaro rear end sucks. Quarterpanel
windows do not quite make it like those do in the Astin Martin. Pinched
rear window. Not quite the same as a split window.
Of course the technical info, of which I am most interested, is buried in
there somewhere. I am excited that Chevy finally got to direct injection
and variable valve timing. Gotta still find the displacement, HP, and
torque specs and price, absent requisit dealer gouging of the loyal Chevy
The information you think you are looking for has been out for over a month.
The new engine has had pictures and spec on the site you show those ugly
picture on. For what it's worth the fuel pump is internal to the engine,
driven as part of the cam. It develops about 1,200 PSI for the direct
injection. An old engine designation was revived and it's called the LT1.
Will get less of a miss as it eats Jap cars but it will fart when it devours
a Mustang. Most likely will vomit when it see you in your shorts walking
As a side note GM has had VVT for some time like the 3.6 LV7 DOHC V6 with
variable valve timing in 2004, producing 255 hp (190 kW) and 252 lb·ft (342
N·m) of torque. I stuck all the technical stuff in there so you won't have
to strain yourself looking it up. As for the Corvette needing it, why, it
will eat most everything on the road without it and cheaper while doing so.
I am actually looking for an engine review from Hib Halverson. Also I do
not trust all those "previews". Some are right and some are wrong. So
much of the information is just GM marketing bragging. Minimal technical
Aside from the looks which I think are not that wonderful (write Stingray
in script, not that stupid stingray charm on the side. That script was so
cool in the 60s and 70s). Also number of vents are a little excessive.
How about making a car that is smooth and sleek. I do believe that
performance wise, the car will be impressive.
I try going to GM's website http://www.chevrolet.com/new-2014-corvette/
and cannot even get it to work right. Just more GM marketing crap. Is GM
really interested in making a world class car or do they want to dazzle you
with flashing lights and gizmos while lifting your wallet.
So you're not really interested in the engine design, just want to suck up
to your buddy Hib and knock GM.
Easy to find if you can work with a computer.
LT1 6.2L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, staggered
Fuel delivery: direct injection
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Horsepower / kW: 450 / 335 (est.)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm): 450 / 610 (est.)
Thanks, Dad. CorvetteActionCenter.com now has specs and technical photos
of engine components. Pretty cool stuff. Photos of the High Pressure fuel
rails and the cylinder heads, etc. Like to hear more about how the Rev
Matching feature works. Why the dual clutch transmission wouldn't work
(too much torque? Not sure I would agree). Cylinder deactivation in a
sports car? How does that work out on the track? Can you deactivate it?
Never. Just curious. They have race car drivers taking the new C7 around
saying how great it is. With cylinder deactivation working they might be
insincere, but what else is new.
I cannot believe anyone would put up with figuring out the feel of a 7 speed
pattern. I know you would skip gears or skip 6,7 unless you were really
moving but yes, I love the modern automatics.
That's a tough one but I have a 3 speed on the column, and a 3 speed on the
floor, a pair of four speeds on the floor, the 6 speed and an automatic on
the column and one automatic on the floor. Somehow even at my age I can
drive them without killing myself, or driving through the back of the
garage. Why would a 7 speed be so difficult to master?
You're a bit lacking in knowing the functions of the Corvette if you think
there would be any reason for cylinder deactivation while doing a run on a
track. Even the lowly C5 & C6 have multiple modes for racing, plus a few
that are a benefit to keeping it on the straight and the curvy. If you have
kept up with the Corvette at all you would know that. You might need to quit
reading magazines written the unknowing and listing to the English such as
I figured it out. Hard to the right for 7th and reverse gate. To the
left for 1st, 2nd, center for 3rd, 4th and to the right for 5th,6th. Had a
brain fart there. I am used to Hurst 4 speeds and 3 on the tree. And
you are right, I have not kept up with the Corvette. GM has played
also -ran so much that there is not much high tech to look at. I mean they
just went to DI and a primitive form of VVT on the Corvette. Ferrari, BMW,
Aston Martin and others have been doing that for years. But I know,
Corvette only costs $45k. America quit being the best in the world in the
70s and now is the most value in the world (if you do not count the japs.)
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