I think they are already doing that although not in a 5 liter or
Corvette. Myself I'd never touch one that has an OH cam, not required
as I see it. What was that short lived Corvette with the boat motor
that doubled the price? What does NASCAR have for a rev limit on their
"General Motors has released the first details and images for its new
Chevrolet Cruze, which is scheduled to make its world debut at this
Octoberís Paris Motor Show. Joining the recently launched Insignia
sedan, the new Cruze has been developed from the ground-up as a global
model and will eventually be sold in Europe, North America and Asia.
The Cruze has been designed for the European market and will be
available with two gas engines and one diesel engine upon its launch
in March next year. The gas engines measure 1.6 and 1.8L and develop
112hp (82kW) and 140hp (103kW) respectively. Both feature variable
valve timing on the inlet and exhaust sides to improve fuel economy
and boost low-end performance. The oil-burner is a 2.0L turbodiesel
and develops 150hp (110lW) and 320Nm of torque. A five-speed manual
will be fitted as standard but a new six-automatic will also be
The North American version of the car will replace the current Cobalt
and is set to receive its own powertrain lineup and trim options.
Power for the American version is expected to come from a 1.4L turbo
four-cylinder thatís good for 40mpg (5.88L/100km) on the open road,
and likely to get close to 30mpg (7.8L/100km) in city use. Production
will be handled at GMís Lordstown assembly plant in Ohio, most likely
in early 2010, with first sales to start soon after.
Built around the Delta 2 platform - the first GM vehicle to use the
new architecture - the Cruze will be the forerunner of the
replacements for many of GMís cars around the world including the HHR,
the Cobalt and Opelís Zafira.
For the Asian market the car will be badged as a Daewoo and is
expected to go on sale about the same time as the North American
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