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Hey Every one.
So what do you all think about the performance of the next C5.5?(I say 5.5 since so far from the cameo PICS it does not look that new -but you never know...)
This is what I hold to happen:
Given that the car will have less weight than the current Z06 model-more power -- and a higher happier RPM range - It should make it to 60 MPH in about 4 maybe 4.1 Seconds. In the Quarter mile I think it should pull around 117/119 (if it will do 120 my hat will be off to GM -and I dont wear one- but I doubt 120 will happen).
On the other end, I do believe that the next vette should be really fast since there is plenty of competition arriving from Europe (such as the E55 and the next, heavily anticipated M from BMW).
Anybody else think that this might be what we are about to experience?
Bottom line as I see it: Looks wise - the car will not be that different ( yet its early to know), while performance wise - GM has always kept me happy whenever they introduced a new model. Anybody else with their 2 cents?
 

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Here's an article that was in the GMINSIDENEWS website:

"It is no secret that GM has a GenIV small block in development to replace the current 4.8L-6.0L V8 OHV engines. It was stated at the Traverse City meetings that the next Corvette will have a base engine in the 6.0L range making about 405HP (more on the Z06 in a later article), doing away with the 5.7L displacement. Seeing as how the Silverado SS currently uses the GM's most powerful 6.0L (345HP) engine it would be natural progression for it to use a similarly high rated version of the upcoming 6.0L. I expect power will be in the ballpark of the Corvette's 405HP (The standard cab Silverado SS had a 6.0L 395HP V8), but have a more truck like torque curve. Expect GM's new Gen IV small block to leave many full size truck buyers going "What Hemi?" as power will increase across the engine line. Thrifty people need not worry, GM's awesome Displacement on Demand will be available across the V8 line, allowing the new engines to also achieve higher fuel economy than thier predecesors. It has been rumored GM is considering a Standard Cab 2WD version of the SS, however, they are luke warm to the idea of chasing Ford's Lighning. The current Lightning, which sells at a clip of 7,500 has been a major image success for the strapped auto maker while contributing little to the corprate bottom line. With GM shifting it's focus to developing cars, it is very unlikely they will outlay the cash to certify a powerplant in the Silverado that can compete in the miniscule 500HP super performance truck market the Lightning and Ram are headed. The idea is to build a high end truck that has all the usability of a standard Silverado, but has a bit more punch for people wanting it. GM would like you to think of the SS as a truck you can tow a boat with, yet still be faster than 95% of the truck population out there. Expect this new Silverado SS for 2005 or 2006. As with anything involving GM, things change frequently, so stay tuned to GMInsidenews for all the latest updates. "

405 hp isn't enough hp, i think.
 

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There are no facts available to respond accurately to your question.

It's all speculation at this point.

But, it's clear that less weight and more HP is at least a C6 goal.:thumbsup:
 
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