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Motor Trend said that the 09 caddy CTS-v will have the Corvette SS engine but tuned down.Now i'm not saying thats a lie but they also said that it's a blown LS7!:crazy: .Unless i'm nuts the SS engine will be a 6.2L with a supercharger (LS9).I guess they're still Moron Trend.
 

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Just out of curiousity, why wouldn't they call it the LS8?
 

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The only LS8 code I ever remember being used was for a 4-cylinder engine. Correct me if I'm wrong...

I doubt they want any association with that engine.
 

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The LS8 is a 511c.i. NA motor in development at GM. It's reported to range from the 800-900HP range.GMHTP mag had a blurb about it awhile back.
 

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The LS8 is a 511c.i. NA motor in development at GM. It's reported to range from the 800-900HP range.GMHTP mag had a blurb about it awhile back.
WOW. Didint know that, thanks!:cheers:
 

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The LS8 is a 511c.i. NA motor in development at GM. It's reported to range from the 800-900HP range.GMHTP mag had a blurb about it awhile back.
I highly doubt that^^ I'm pretty sure GM is keeping the Corvette as their fastest and most powerful production car. And with the SS set to debut as an 09 model, i see no point for them to make a 800+HP yet, unless its going into the C7 SS, which will be out god knows when, 2013, 2014? IMO They are leaving the LS8 open for whatever motor they upgrade the Z06 with. Now that the 08 coupe/vert go push out, what 430 hp about? 505 doesn't seem so far away. They will have to upgrade the Z06 to at least 550 to get a nice curve of horsepower between the 3 classes of vette. IMO that new Z06 motor will be the LS8, it just makes sense.
 

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The LS8 is a 511c.i. NA motor in development at GM. It's reported to range from the 800-900HP range.GMHTP mag had a blurb about it awhile back.
That range is hilariously far off.

Motor Trend's story on the CTSv is just sad. They didn't get a single thing right. Don't these guys have ANY industry contacts?
 

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That range is hilariously far off.

Motor Trend's story on the CTSv is just sad. They didn't get a single thing right. Don't these guys have ANY industry contacts?
So, Explorer, ready to give the powerball thing a shot again :D

Always love seeing you post buddy, keeps us in line:thumbsup:
 

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Always love seeing you post buddy, keeps us in line:thumbsup:
:agree: I see some people that question his info,but I think he knows what he is talking about:thumbsup:
 

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I read the two articles in question today at the barbershop.

I don't read alot of MT these days so I'm wondering...

When they have printed articles like this in the past, stating specs of future models, did they always sound so confident.

I mean this article did not show any signs of speculation, it was written as if they just got off the phone with the head project engineer for both cars.

IE: The CTSV WILL have 600HP
The Vette WILL have 700HP, it WILL be called the ZO7.
It WILL be a blown LS7, the LS2 WILL get punched to 6.2l

Both articles reaked of positive, and matter of fact attitude.

Have all of their past articles been written with such a huge blatent lack of actual facts, only to be later debunked by the final unveiling of said model.

Just wondering.
 

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Motor Trend said that the 09 caddy CTS-v will have the Corvette SS engine but tuned down.Now i'm not saying thats a lie but they also said that it's a blown LS7!:crazy: .Unless i'm nuts the SS engine will be a 6.2L with a supercharger (LS9).I guess they're still Moron Trend.
You might be nuts cause the SS engine isn't a supercharged 6.2L. It's going to be something with even more displacement than the 7.0L Z06 engine.

No I didnt pull that out of my ass.

http://www.caranddriver.com/dailyautoinsider/12814/2009-corvette-blue-devil-confirmed-and-in-final-tuning-phase-engine-and-performance-page2.html

My guess is it's going to be a 500.
 

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in that article car and driver and along with pretty much everyone else on this forum expect it to be 6.2L supercharged engine--so apparently--you did get your info out of your ass.
 

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I think the car mags are in on the secrets and helping with chevy's dis-information campaign. No car mag is going to piss Chevy off reporting actual numbers before Chevy tells them it's okay. They have to play by the rules, if they don't they're probably gonna be the last mag to test that new vehicle. Hence we're still seeing blown LS7s as the Blue Devils powerplant in the mags when we know from our beloved DC insiders nothing could be further from the truth. Just my 2 pennies thrown out there. :)
 

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in that article car and driver and along with pretty much everyone else on this forum expect it to be 6.2L supercharged engine--so apparently--you did get your info out of your ass.
Or--apparently--you're incapable of reading.

"Lutz won’t divulge engine details except to say the displacement of the new powertrain is greater than that of the pushrod 7.0-liter V-8 in the Z06."

It doesn't get much clearer than that.

"Which brings us back to our long-held contention that the car is packing a 650-hp V-8, although we expected it to be a supercharged 6.2-liter with an integrated intake-manifold intercooler."

Expected. Generally the past tense indicates an action or state of being in the past. In the context of this sentence, it means that they no longer expect a SC 6.2 L, but rather they know (present tense) it will be larger than a 7.0L due to the preceding quote I conveniently provided.

Furthermore, the word contention means a point which is held in debate or argument, indicating that they weren't sure! Now they are!

I love when people try and refute what's right in front of their eyes.
 
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