Corvette Blue Devil to be unveiled at NYIAS?
Popular Mechanics caught the Corvette "Blue Devil" on testing on a a General Motors test track outside Detroit. The "Blue Devil" is expected to be unveiled at the New York auto show.
Chevy turned heads earlier this year with the introduction of the C6 Z06 performance model, which built upon the stock C6s bar-raising capabilities by dropping in a hand-built 505-horsepower 7.0-liter LS7 pushrod V8 with 470 lb-ft of torque. Add that to a suspension system, brakes, and gearbox that were fine-tweaked on the track, and you have a performance machine that’s only outclassed by six-figure machines from places with unpronounceable names.
Chevrolet will increase the LS7’s displacement and bolt on a supercharger to bump output by 145 hp. So the 7.0 litre V8 engine will now deliver 650 hp. This will help the car to make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.5 seconds and have a top speed of 215 mph.