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Nov. MT on the Z06's HP numbers

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From page 22 in the new MT: "Chevrolet's new 7.0-liter Corvette Z06 makes more than the advertised 505 horsepower... much more. Rumor is it makes up to 550horses, which would explain the astonishing performance at the Nurburgring's Nordschliefe." Then they wrote something about how it would make the Blue Devil pointless, but I didn't think that BS was worth posting.
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but wasn't the LS7 supposed to be the FIRST engine tested with the SAE's new method? Meaning that if GM says 505, then they mean 505.
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Yeah, but I'm guessing they re-tuned it after they did that. Or, maybe you can underrated an engine if you want to. I suppose the test could have said 547HP or something and they decided they'd just say 505HP for whatever reason.
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but wasn't the LS7 supposed to be the FIRST engine tested with the SAE's new method?  Meaning that if GM says 505, then they mean 505.

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doesnt mean they have to advertise it correctly... as long as it has as much power as it advertises... if it has more toodles...

let me think of an example here...

I mean, if they advertised 550 hp... and a 500 hp car was faster, what would that say for GM?
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True, it doesn't mean they have to advertise it as such. But, then why make a big stink about testing with the new SAE system, then fudge the #'s anyway. I'm not saying I don't like GM under-rating their engines, they did it with the LS1 too... it's just funny they would do it after making such a big deal about the new test they used to get those numbers.
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let me think of an example here...

I mean, if they advertised 550 hp... and a 500 hp car was faster, what would that say for GM?

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I get your point, but that's a terrible example. The Ariel Atom would whoop the Z06 and i'm pretty sure it makes well under 400 hp.
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I get your point, but that's a terrible example.  The Ariel Atom would whoop the Z06 and i'm pretty sure it makes well under 400 hp.

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and a go-kart making 80hp could whoop it too (if you didnt die while driving it... itd need a transmission too...) Edited by Teh Ricer Civic!
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and a go-kart making 80hp could whoop it too (if you didnt die while driving it... itd need a transmission too...)

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yeah... which means that it's not a knock on GM if a car with less hp beats the Z06, unless of course it is something in direct competition with it... but we all know that isn't gonna happen! B)
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Maybe it is just de-tuned and not under-rated to 505 from a higher horsepower number. :CG_all:
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