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Old 01-24-2005, 12:11 PM
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I suppose the LS2 6.0 Litre(400 h.p.) engine will be standard in the '06 Vette...Will the LS7 7.0 Litre(500 h.p.) be available as an option? Anyone have any input? Thanks, Ed
My sources say it will be just like the C5; if you want the LS7, order the Z06...
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I suppose the LS2 6.0 Litre(400 h.p.) engine will be standard in the '06 Vette...Will the LS7 7.0 Litre(500 h.p.) be available as an option? Anyone have any input? Thanks, Ed
The 500hp engine will only be available in the Z06 model, unless you consider the Z06 as being an option (actually considered another model car by GM, since the body is different). They really can't do it as an option. 1. It would take away from Z06 sales. 2. The transmission, clutch, wheel and tire width, and fender wells (for larger tires) got beefed up to accept the extra torque. The transmission and differential also get coolers. The exhaust system is also bigger with mufflers that have a bypass valve in one of the outlets. The tachometer has new redline of 7000. There is an oil tank under the hood for the dry sump system. That required that the battery get moved to the cargo area. You can see, by the time you change the engine, you really have a whole new car.

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Both Car and Driver and Motor Trend magazinds are projecting the price in the 65/67 K range. C/D was real emphatic about GM not making the mistake of overpricing it like they did with the ZR1 back in the early 90's.

That's a bargain on today's world of automobiles. At those prices they'll sell everyone they make and with people demanding more.

I love the "over 3,500 rpms a vacuum switch opens the exhaust" feature. My old 70 Ram Air IV GTO had a factory cut out on it. Just pull the knob and the mufflers got bypassed and just went through the resonators in the rear. On the new Vette just have to figure out how to bypass that vacuum switch and keep it open all the time.
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I suppose the LS2 6.0 Litre(400 h.p.) engine will be standard in the '06 Vette...Will the LS7 7.0 Litre(500 h.p.) be available as an option? Anyone have any input? Thanks, Ed

Ed: the 400 hp LS2 is the base engine for the 2005 Corvette which you can buy TODAY. The ZO6 is a specialized version with a different frame (lighter, stronger) and the 7.0 liter LS7 and will be built in limited quantitiies. The LS7 engines are assembled in Wixom, MI at a new GM engine facility that was built especially for this and the STS-V engine. This is just down the road from Sterling engines BTW.

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Thank-You, everyone, for the GREAT info! The power of the board comes through again! Ed
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Both Car and Driver and Motor Trend magazinds are projecting the price in the 65/67 K range. C/D was real emphatic about GM not making the mistake of overpricing it like they did with the ZR1 back in the early 90's.

That's a bargain on today's world of automobiles. At those prices they'll sell everyone they make and with people demanding more.

I love the "over 3,500 rpms a vacuum switch opens the exhaust" feature. My old 70 Ram Air IV GTO had a factory cut out on it. Just pull the knob and the mufflers got bypassed and just went through the resonators in the rear. On the new Vette just have to figure out how to bypass that vacuum switch and keep it open all the time.
Pontiac had a tv commercial with a 70 GTO showing a guy opening that switch.Now,that was cool!!
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