Earlier this month, General Motors said that it will invest $131 million in its Bowling Green Assembly plant to support production of the next generation Chevrolet Corvette. The next-generation Corvette, which is not due for another two years, is reported to be “a truly global competitor.”
According to a source that spoke with TheDetroitBureau.com GM has approved the use of a European-style V8 that will be only a little larger than 3 liters in displacement.
A senior GM executive confirmed that the engine will be of an overhead-cam and will use a dry sump oil system that’s suited for a high-performance road courses rather than straight-line acceleration (which should be exciting).
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The engine is expected to be turbocharged and should deliver output in excess of 4oo-hp, which should average in the range of 125-hp per liter. That should help the next Corvette stand face-to-face with the likes of Porsche 911 or Lamborghini Gallardo.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit Bureau