New Corvette C8 unveiled tomorrow?

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  1. M&P15T

    M&P15T Big Yellow Lives!!!

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    Lots. Lots and lots. There's a healthy after-market for super-charging and turbo-charging 5.0Ls. The power that can be generated is limited by your wallet.

    You start with your $10,000 built short-block, and go from there.
     
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    It does not interest you.

    Otherwise you would already have a twin turbo V8 or even a twin turbo V12.

    It is not like they dont exist.
     
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    ScarFace88 NOT MOD APPROVED

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    I'm 30, and I looked at getting a Corvette. The insurance rates are actually not bad (especially when compared to other more accessible sporty cars like Mustangs and Camaros), because most of the people who buy them are older guys going through a midlife crisis who don't drive them a lot.
     
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    Somehow, for decades, 911s have figured it out...
     
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  5. M&P15T

    M&P15T Big Yellow Lives!!!

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    I promise you, those issues are easily tackled with simple engineering. The last F.I. vehicle I know of with heat-soak issues was the 2013 Shelby GT500. And the after-market fixed the issue.
     
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    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    I promise you they are not easily solved,in a production car I know one of the guys that makes those decisions. retooling an entire front end is not an easy task, nor one they wanted to deal with.
    You may see one one day by an enthusiast but it will take a large about of fabrication.
     
  7. Intolerant

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    So today is the day... so where the hell is the REAL picture of the new extension of the manhood genitals.
     
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    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    yep it's all behind them, literally, they build the car around the engine, transaxle.
    as ford did the GT
    They did not change the mustang to fit the 3.5 because it's just not an easy task.
     
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    rogn real dogs

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    Or if its like it used to be, just sit in the garage or get stolen.
     
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    I had a Corvette when I was in my mid-30s, and the insurance wasn't bad at all. Of course, I had a clean driving record. That always helps.

    Hoping to get another one someday. Not sure if I'd want the current model or a classic like the 1963 split-window coupe. Time will tell.
     
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    rogn real dogs

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    If you want some useful data for the potential just research the Indianapolis 1.5L engines. The output isquite substantial for a 90 CI engine. Its always good to remember these engines dont have to go 501 miles.
     
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    Here you go...only $20,000

    • BluePrint Engines Pro Series Chevy LS 427 C.I.D. 750 HP Supercharged Fuel Injected Crate Engines PSLS4272SCT
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    Does that come with a factory bumper to bumper warranty and EPA / DOT certifications for current model year on road usage?
     
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    Nope. That's not what that is for.

    If that's what you want, you just buy it off the showroom floor. And no issues with cooling or packaging despite the car not originally being made for a big power FI engine. Of course the engine in this car is only 6.2L, and it makes slightly more at 755HP.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That`s it??? And cost you a hundred grand to boot??? I`ll pass.
     
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    You are a wealth of misinformation.
     
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    Off topic.
    Turbo's have come a long way. Back in the 1980's every Japanese Motorcycle Manufacturer jumped on the turbo wagon. In the end they found customers preferred higher displacement but equal cost-and equal or improved performance- normally aspirated bikes.
    Maybe Turbo's will make a return to the motorcycle world, now that almost 40 years have passed and turbo technology has improved.
     
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    Well I want to see it, I always hate the newest generation of corvettes for the first 12 months and then I want one
     
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    Look at the Kawi H2. Centrifgul supercharger.

    A bike is slightly different than a car. Linear, predictable power is very important when leaned over.

    The [built.. not factory] turbo bikes are mostly for drag racing or mostly straight line high speed.
     
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    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    To fuel your dreams.

    A few years ago, I was looking at Corvettes and Vipers. They were dirt cheap, after Cash for Clunkers. It surprised me to find the insurance for the Gen I/II Vipers, for a mid-20’s cop was roughly 10% more than a ‘99 V6 Mustang. The Corvette was roughly twice the price of the Viper. Z06 in a C5 didn’t add much to the standard Corvette. These were insurance quotes from State Farm on VIN’s of the actual cars I was looking at buying.

    I bought a motorcycle, instead, thinking I had more time to get the car. I was wrong.
     
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