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  1. Wings4Life(BANNED)

    Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Corvette To Sport A 6.2L DOHC V8

    Not everyone wants a turbo and plenty of torque can be made without it. If GM can make more than enough power without it, good for them and good for customers.
  2. Wings4Life(BANNED)

    Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Corvette To Sport A 6.2L DOHC V8

    DOHC has a distinctive sound. So does high compression ratio engines. So does big displacement. I think the combination of all the above will make the new engine incredible sounding.
  3. This thread is about GM's glut of product, and my link was a solution to it. You are off subject, and clearly trolling.
  4. Wings4Life(BANNED)

    Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Corvette To Sport A 6.2L DOHC V8

    Olds. you're the best.. Love you like a Greek brother man. I swear we are far more alike than you think. And that's not the 7 Star Metaxa talking either, haha. I too hosted Christmas dinner, and everyone is gone home now and my feet are up, watching Sulley that I just rented and coffee black and hot beside me. Now lets talk shop...... Nobody appreciates and loves Detroit iron more than me, no how, no way. My dad built Cadillac's in the 60's and 70's and he did all his own repairs and I was right there by his side long before I found girls interesting. I have busted my own knuckles on enough of them as well, restoring them or just hot rodding them. So I can certainly appreciate the sound of a 426 hemi, or Boss 302, or just healthy SBC. But let's compare apples to apples. Any V8 sounds great with big pipes and low restriction deep base exhaust. Assuming you can live with the droning, it is music to my ears too, both OHV and OHC. Take a minute and listen to the end of this video where they add a simple 3" cat back system and Magnaflow mufflers. Fast forward to the end, and you will see what I mean. A DOHC sounds good revving, but it really needs to be heard under load. It is a mechanical symphony. Obviously it is a subjective statement, but come on man.....it is glorious. And that is not even with a G350 5.2L, just an everyday coyote. Now compare to a cat back Camaro SS. Let me know if you still feel the same way.
  5. This should help move those volumes...... https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/7274329f-c4c1-33b2-b2fe-2b61f18d27ed/ss_chevy-cuts-prices-by-over.html
  6. Wings4Life(BANNED)

    Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Corvette To Sport A 6.2L DOHC V8

    Although OHV absolutely does not mean more torque than OHC, I just don't see bothering with a high revving DOHC in a low revving truck application that is all about torque down low. There should be some bespoke-ness to it as well. Start throwing it into everything, and you optimize it for nothing.
  7. Sorry, profit does not rely solely on bigger ATP's. How about volumes? How about efficient running of all aspects of business?? How about smarter manufacturing and balanced engineering???? I could go on and on, but you should get the point by now. My point again, that you must have lost focus of, is that I am not too excited about ANY manufacturer raising prices too much. Pretty simple statement here.
  8. Wings4Life(BANNED)

    Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Corvette To Sport A 6.2L DOHC V8

    GM should completely bias this engine for hp, not torque. I think that is why they are switching to a high revving valve train that can handle it, without going with ridiculously expensive titanium rods. Now I am not saying it does not need torque, but as light as the vette is, it certainly don't need more than say.....550ftlbs. It needs to breathe and spin to about 7500rpm's, and a realistic hp of about 650. Sorry casa, no way will it hit 750hp, and still be an easy car to live with daily and manage decent fuel economy. And yes, all that matters.
  9. That's very charitable of you. Personally, I like to pay as little as possible for my new cars.
  10. Wings4Life(BANNED)

    Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Corvette To Sport A 6.2L DOHC V8

    Having DOHC grows it a bit in width and very slightly vertically. No problem at all for a mid mount that does not have to worry about hood clearances. The more I think about this, the more impressed I am with GM's decision.
  11. Wings4Life(BANNED)

    Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Corvette To Sport A 6.2L DOHC V8

    Vette deserves this, and maybe a big Cadillac eventually too. Not sure a CT6 will accept it, seeing as how this engine is probably twice as big as the 3.0L currently. They may have planned for it though. But a bespoke engine that will sound and feel far different than any other currently offered by GM, is a welcome addition and I bet many customers are probably craving it. There simply is no V8 sound as good as a DOHC.
  12. I think the purpose of a V6 would be entry level pricing for more sales. Adding turbo chargers does not help that effort.
  13. Wings4Life(BANNED)

    Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Corvette To Sport A 6.2L DOHC V8

    Great choice for a high tech mid engine sports car. It would have been a shame to offer a low revving pushrod V8 in something that demands high revving. I will guess about 600hp.
  14. A return of the XLR today would win a trophy for being an even bigger failure......and even less popular than that Volt clone, that lasted....what.....a few months?
  15. Good points. Did not think it through. I was excited for a moment thinking of what could be.

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