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1. Front engine rear drive.
2. 1000 cubic inch V8 engine.
3. Naturally aspirated.
4. 1500 horse power.
5. 1200 Ft. Lbs. torque.
6. 8500 rpm red line.
7. 2400 pound weight.
8. 1.2 G cornering.
9. Carbon brakes.
10. Interior, simple but functional.
11. Gas millage, not important.
12. 6 speed sequential gear box.
13. $60,000 price tag.
 

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1. Front engine rear drive.
2. 1000 cubic inch v8 engine.
3. Naturally aspirated.
4. 1500 horse power.
5. 1200 ft. Lbs. Torque.
6. 8500 rpm red line.
7. 2400 pound weight.
8. 1.2 g cornering.
9. Carbon brakes.
10. Interior, simple but functional.
11. Gas millage, not important.
12. 6 speed sequential gear box.
13. $60,000 price tag.
fail.....
 

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a thousand cubic inch engine and all you want out of it is 1500hp? lol engine that big should make about 5 thousand hp
 

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a thousand cubic inch engine and all you want out of it is 1500hp? lol engine that big should make about 5 thousand hp
something tells me that the engine alone would be $60,000 in that situation......
 

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Don't you mean the engine BLOCK would be 60,000?
 

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Don't you mean the engine BLOCK would be 60,000?
touche.

The other issue with this is even though I would be willing to live with 26MPG, 24MPG, and even 20MPG I don't think I would want to live with 4MPG. I am not rich and with gas prices trending upwards all of the time I don't want to spend $2,000 a month to fuel up a vehicle that cost me $1,000 a month.

how about a 5.5L 440BHP 30MPG C7 Corvette that weighs in at 3,000 pounds even with a 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1.0Gs of lateral acceleration and a $50,000 price tag for starters. Then make a $60,000 GS package that increases horsepower to 475BHP via 6.2L with trans and engine oil coolers beefier brakes stiffer suspension widers tires more aggressive gearing 0-60: 3.6 seconds 1.05Gs of lateral acceleration. Then bring out the Z06 model at $80,000 with a 7.0L 550BHP 2,900 pound curb weight and everything else you would expect in a Z06. 0-60: 3.2 seconds 1.10Gs of lateral acceleration and a top speed of 201MPH. Then bring out the ZR1 Corvette with a 7.0L 650BHP engine NA 3,100 pounds 0-60: 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 210-215MPH for $110,000.
 

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fail.....
:laughing: :agree:
1000 ci engine's rotating assembly alone would prolly weigh ~ 500lbs. to support 1500hp and 8500 rpm reliably... Is there even one that could exist to meet that spec?

Sequential trans for street driving? :laughing:

Front engine, rear drive... corner balance issues.

However, the topic of the post is 'The Perfect Corvette', and this may very well be the OP's version of what the perfect Corvette would be.

It doesn't cost anything to dream, and if you're going to dream, dream big. :thumbsup:

I own an 09 ZL1 Z06, and for me, for what I was able to spend, it's pretty darned near perfect. Sure the ZR1 is probably a better all around car, but it was out of my price range.
 

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touche.

The other issue with this is even though I would be willing to live with 26MPG, 24MPG, and even 20MPG I don't think I would want to live with 4MPG. I am not rich and with gas prices trending upwards all of the time I don't want to spend $2,000 a month to fuel up a vehicle that cost me $1,000 a month.

how about a 5.5L 440BHP 30MPG C7 Corvette that weighs in at 3,000 pounds even with a 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1.0Gs of lateral acceleration and a $50,000 price tag for starters. Then make a $60,000 GS package that increases horsepower to 475BHP via 6.2L with trans and engine oil coolers beefier brakes stiffer suspension widers tires more aggressive gearing 0-60: 3.6 seconds 1.05Gs of lateral acceleration. Then bring out the Z06 model at $80,000 with a 7.0L 550BHP 2,900 pound curb weight and everything else you would expect in a Z06. 0-60: 3.2 seconds 1.10Gs of lateral acceleration and a top speed of 201MPH. Then bring out the ZR1 Corvette with a 7.0L 650BHP engine NA 3,100 pounds 0-60: 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 210-215MPH for $110,000.
:agree::thumbsup: One of each Please!!!:D
 

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1. Front engine rear drive.
2. 1000 cubic inch V8 engine.
3. Naturally aspirated.
4. 1500 horse power.
5. 1200 Ft. Lbs. torque.
6. 8500 rpm red line.
7. 2400 pound weight.
8. 1.2 G cornering.
9. Carbon brakes.
10. Interior, simple but functional.
11. Gas millage, not important.
12. 6 speed sequential gear box.
13. $60,000 price tag.
Something tells me you really don't understand the engineering and costs that go into making this car.

LOL at a 1000 ci engine revving to 8500.
 

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Something tells me you really don't understand the engineering and costs that go into making this car.

LOL at a 1000 ci engine revving to 8500.
Its a 8 inch bore and 2.5 inch stroke engine lol
 

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Its a 8 inch bore and 2.5 inch stroke engine lol
with 8.4" bore spacing the block would be over 3 feet long:surprised

Even with aluminum we are going to need some helium based coolant to keep the weight down on the front axle:laughing:
 

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That's okay though.The body would be made from unobtainium like in Avatar so the weight will be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down.
 

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That's okay though.The body would be made from unobtainium like in Avatar so the weight will be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down.
That means that they started development work on the Corvette something like 10 years ago (due to travel time) can't wait to see it........
 

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1. Front engine rear drive.
2. 1000 cubic inch V8 engine.
3. Naturally aspirated.
4. 1500 horse power.
5. 1200 Ft. Lbs. torque.
6. 8500 rpm red line.
7. 2400 pound weight.
8. 1.2 G cornering.
9. Carbon brakes.
10. Interior, simple but functional.
11. Gas millage, not important.
12. 6 speed sequential gear box.
13. $60,000 price tag.
LOL..I thinks there is a spot for you over @ GMInsidenews.
 

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A sub 3000 lb curb weight
4 liter turbo v6, variable cam timing, variable ECM (Comp, Sport, Econ) 450hp in Comp mode
6 spd sequential trans
Coil Over Magniride susupension
Variable Aero (Speed, Handling, Cruise)
 

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A sub 3000 lb curb weight
4 liter turbo v6, variable cam timing, variable ECM (Comp, Sport, Econ) 450hp in Comp mode
6 spd sequential trans
Coil Over Magniride susupension
Variable Aero (Speed, Handling, Cruise)
Unfrotunately, your turbo VVT(DOHC I assume?) and variable aero both fight against your desired sub 3000lb curb weight.

You may not know this but the current LS engines are lighter and more compact than Nissans 3.5 and 3.7 V6s, and that is before you add the turbos
 

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Indeed some people may have unrealistic expectations on what to expect from a vehicle.

They can remove some sound deadening material however will consumers be willing to put up with a louder car?

They can remove all of the toys on the inside such as NAV and HUD however will removing those things to save weight move more Corvettes then with them in it at a heavier pounds?

Do the air bags on the Corvette really weigh 1,000 pounds?

Would consumers really want to buy a Corvette that got 4MPG in large numbers?

The Nissan 370Z with its all aluminum VVT DOHC V-6 that pumps out an impressive (for its size) 332BHP and 270ft-lbs of torque comes in at 3,232 pounds. This guy wants to essentially add a turbo charger (with all of its plumbing) and who puts a turbo on a motor now days without adding a inter cooler.Will end up with a 3,400 pound 450BHP car, while using something like a 5.5L gen V motor they may be able to get the weight down to 3,000 pounds and produce 450BHP.

Any technical logic often goes right out of the window.
 

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Indeed some people may have unrealistic expectations on what to expect from a vehicle.

They can remove some sound deadening material however will consumers be willing to put up with a louder car?

They can remove all of the toys on the inside such as NAV and HUD however will removing those things to save weight move more Corvettes then with them in it at a heavier pounds?

Do the air bags on the Corvette really weigh 1,000 pounds?

Would consumers really want to buy a Corvette that got 4MPG in large numbers?

The Nissan 370Z with its all aluminum VVT DOHC V-6 that pumps out an impressive (for its size) 332BHP and 270ft-lbs of torque comes in at 3,232 pounds. This guy wants to essentially add a turbo charger (with all of its plumbing) and who puts a turbo on a motor now days without adding a inter cooler.Will end up with a 3,400 pound 450BHP car, while using something like a 5.5L gen V motor they may be able to get the weight down to 3,000 pounds and produce 450BHP.

Any technical logic often goes right out of the window.

But everyone else is doing it so should we right? Right?! :smack

Oh and the myth that the pushrod is outdated technology needs to be put to rest. Pushrod engines came out after OHC engines, it's just that a majority of manufacturers chose to push OHC and while others chose pushrod. It really is a matter of what works engineering wise.
 

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The 5.5l motor if that is a production design will be rev happy and have plenty of flow. Combine that with direct injection and vvt and you have a serious winner.

Give it a fast shifting transmission as an option and I think corvette fans will be proud.
 

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I actually think it would be a great idea to offer an optional transmission across all lines, engineered similarly to the 458 Italia's.

Keep the manuals for those of us who like to row our own, but give it that style of quick shifting F1 style tranny for broader appeal.
 
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