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Hagerty says 600HP LT2. Does Hagerty Know?

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  • Hagerty says 600HP LT2. Does Hagerty Know?



    Does Hagety know what it is talking about???? Sounds as good as a new Ring Lap Record..


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    HAGERTY

    Everything we know about the mid-engine Corvette C8



    by Grace Houghton //

    July 11, 2019

    . . . The guts

    For the base car, the ’Vette’s small-block V-8 ain’t goin’ nowhere. Later on, though, higher-output iterations of the C8 may utilize twin turbos and electric motors to deliver the first-ever hybrid Corvette. We expect the higher-tier hybrid offerings to bristle with around 1000 hp, with the base naturally-aspirated LT2 rated at roughly 600 hp while displacing the same 6.2 liters as the current LT1 in the C7. . . .

    [ The above is a small excerpt from the article ]
    Last edited by SheepDog; 07-11-2019, 06:01 PM.

  • #2
    If that is correct about the base C8 with 600HP they may need a 3rd shift.
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    • #3
      I wish that were true but i think it's very unlikely.

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      • #4
        Not true. 480 to 500 HP

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        • #5
          Lots and lots of speculation and guessing. Not many facts.
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          • #6
            Not going to happen but it is a fun rumor.

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            • #7
              I don’t see that happening but anything under 500hp will be disappointing. When you observe power to weight ratios it has to be at least 525 to 535 to get into the 3.3 to 3.5 second range weighting in at probably around 3200-3350lbs. They can adjust the gearing but then the car wouldn’t preform on the track. That’s not going to happen either as top speed performance has been at least a claimed 172mph since the 2008 C6 and we all expect more from the C8.
              Vette's owned: 99 Sebring Silver Convert - 10yrs, Currently have a 2008 Crystal Red Convert,w/cam and Vortech supercharger. On Kerbeck's pre-order list for a 2020 ME C8

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              • #8
                But the ME layout will allow much better acceleration for the same power to weight (compared to the C7) because the rear weight bias provides better traction. You'll be able to put more of the power to the road without wheelspin than you can in a C7.
                SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

                Purchased 5/2/2015,
                >33,000+ miles

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                • #9
                  Forum members need some Engine specialist/ geeks to answer the below question.

                  I am wondering if the below engine placement will help acceleration, increase.power to the wheels or even more HP or torque.

                  Benefits of ME design.
                  • LT2 will have very little drive train loss compared to FE, plus no TQ tube,
                  • The engine will be mounted over the rear drivetrain.
                  • The exhaust run will be cut by more than 75% compared to the FE C7
                  • The engine side scopes and under body aero scoops should allow a large amount of air into the induction system.
                  • DCT trans
                  • Any new advances in technologies with the LT2?
                  Last edited by Fasttoys; 07-11-2019, 09:31 PM.

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                  • #10
                    My 2008 c6 z51 manual supposedly tops out at 190 mph...i never do it but it does make me laugh knowing thats the claimed top speed.

                    Zero to sixty in four seconds.

                    i fully expect the c8 to rocket to sixty with the dct and launch control in probably 3.3 seconds according to the magazines.

                    porsches little boxster s with 350 hp and a dct runs to sixty in 3.5 or 3.6 seconds i think...if I remember correctly...8.7 lbs/hp

                    the high tq 500 hp 500 lb ft of tq lt2 should deliver ...

                    i believe and of course i could be wrong...that the dct will allow gm to fine tune the lt2 to above 500 hp without a gas guzzler tax...

                    thats a big taboo for GM products...for the most part ...following the idea of being a good corporate citizen etc...

                    600 never...

                    above 500 hp entirely possible.

                    hope we find out july 18th.

                    remember there is two shifts at bowling green...

                    gm is getting ready for an amazing sales year with the c8...most probably two years...at the very least....and with the addition of the higher performance models...

                    even more excitement
                    ...
                    Last edited by JB; 07-11-2019, 09:40 PM.

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                    • #11
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ID:	45425 I'm sticking with my number from another post and keeping my fingers crossed 🤞
                      A thought if I might ...

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                      • #12
                        600 is more likely the Z06, if it has the 5.5 DOHC non turbo. I don't see where else they are going to use that engine. Unless they are going to have an engine option on the base model. Possibly another model between the base and the Z06 maybe.

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                        • #13
                          My estimate remains at 525 - 550 hp. 600hp is I think unlikely but I wouldn't bet much against it.

                          The extra cam phaser chain in this image still has me perplexed:

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                          • #14
                            600HP "Base"
                            800HP "Z06"
                            1000HP "Zora"

                            The numbers definitely align

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by electroVette View Post
                              My estimate remains at 525 - 550 hp. 600hp is I think unlikely but I wouldn't bet much against it.

                              The extra cam phaser chain in this image still has me perplexed:

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                              Me too. Perhaps tied to that much talked about major LT2 surprise (that may or may not be coming at all). Just 156 hours away.
                              Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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