Chevrolet Corvette C7 could feature a twin-turbo V6 engine

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Just yesterday, Chevrolet announced that the seventh generation Corvette will be making its world debut on January 13th at the Detroit Auto Show. Today, new details about the future sports car have popped up. According to British magazine, AutoCar, the C7 Corvette could feature a new twin-turbo V6 alongside new and traditional V8 engines.

Chevrolet is tweaking the power offerings of the Corvette by introducing a new 5.5 liter V8 engine as an entry-level version, while the current 6.2 liter V8 engine will be offered for its top versions. The new 5.5 liter engine will feature an aluminum block and will adopt higher compression and direct injection.

Next to these two engines, Chevrolet could introduce a downsized twin-turbo V6 that will deliver the same output of a V8 engine, but be much more fuel efficient. This new V6 version, however, will join the line-up at a later date.

Aside from the engine tweaks, the next Corvette will offer a significant weight reduction thanks to its new carbon fiber panels, replacing the fiber glass currently used. The model will remain a front-engined vehicle and will send its power to the rear wheels.

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Source: AutoCar

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17 comments:

  (119) posted on 10.28.2012

or would that be to much power?

  (119) posted on 10.28.2012

This car is very sleek looking indeed. Twin-turbo sounds pretty good on this car. I wonder why not a twin-turbo on the 6.2 liter v8?

  (305) posted on 10.21.2012

the zo6 version of this car will be the best american sports car out there!

  (302) posted on 10.21.2012

i never thought i would see twin turbo and c7 corvette one next to another!

  (312) posted on 10.21.2012

are the americans at chevrolet implementing european technologies, like twin turbos?

  (305) posted on 10.21.2012

the new vette looks very sleek and fast. and i bet it will be!

  (422) posted on 10.21.2012

having a more economical v6 engine will only make the car more appealing to others!

  (452) posted on 10.21.2012

i don’t know why, but this car looks more like a japanese one rather than an american one.

  (475) posted on 10.21.2012

wow, this car sure has great looks! i love it!

  (509) posted on 10.21.2012

i, for one, think it makes sense to make a more economical sports car. it’s not like you drive it on a platform to the track. you may also use it every day if it more efficient!

  (542) posted on 10.21.2012

i love it when i read "fuel efficient" next to any sports car.

  (516) posted on 10.21.2012

reading the title, i thought they were geting rid of the v8 in favour of the v6, and that startled me. but now i’m ok!

  (346) posted on 10.19.2012

beautiful car! I would certainly drive this model

  (397) posted on 10.19.2012

I love it, i only hope that the c7 have better tires. my stock tires didn’t lasted too muchsmiley

  (349) posted on 10.19.2012

this car is cute, but it is not my type

  (377) posted on 10.19.2012

I’m hoping the hideous rear end of this thing doesn’t make it to production. The current car is probably the best looking Vette yet, and this would lose a fan if it looks like this.

  (397) posted on 10.19.2012

cars with a large V8 are very good. They also happen to be very reliable and long lasting.

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