GM to release 600hp supercar in 08?

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  1. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    Edmunds news release

    600 Horses: Chevy Working on '08 Corvette SS?

    Date posted: 12-06-2005

    DETROIT — Corvette rumors are as rampant these days as tabloid stories about Nick and Jessica. But aficionados' antennae are picking up emanations from deep inside General Motors that Chevrolet is readying an ultra Vette for 2008 that should outgun the new Z06.

    According to the Web site, DigitalCorvettes.com, the so-called Corvette SS will be the ultimate Vette, although details at this stage are pretty slim. The rumor mill has a "charged" LS9 engine under the hood as a Corvette exclusive, not to be shared with Cadillac, Pontiac or any other GM brand. Although smaller in displacement than the massive 7.0-liter LS7, the blown LS9 allegedly will churn out more than 600 horsepower — considerably more muscle than the 500-hp Z06.

    One insider claims the new Super Vette is not the long-rumored "Blue Devil" car and, in fact, insists that no running prototypes exist yet.

    Stay tuned…

    What this means to you: Just like Pizza Hut's quest to find new places for cheese, GM has been striving to tack some more horsepower onto the Vette. Is 1,000 horsepower on the horizon? It's not quite as laughable as it used to be.


    :noes: if true
     
  2. DubNub

    DubNub Sincerely, Boner McCuntface

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    Whatever gets the soccer moms to the next stop light the fastest :rolleyes:
     
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    :hsugh:Right, like soccer moms are the ones driving Zo6's?
     
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    Been a rumor for a longtime they're trying to create a modern day L88 car :noes: :run: holy :eek5: batman
     
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    Mulsanne The Man = Funk Fusion Chaos

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    that sounds sweet. Unfortunately 600hp supercars don't save brands :sad2:
     
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    lawnboy Robert DeNigro

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    this will certainly SAVE gm :mamoru:
     
  9. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    I should walk over to your dorm and slap you.
     
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    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    wow...exactly what GM needs to spend money on. :ugh:
     
  11. sactomkiii

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    or even this beast... probably will be well above 100k... which it should be... infact I think the z06 is too cheap... simply because it will be in the hands of too many people who have no right *or driving ablilty * to be behind the wheel of a 500hp car thats ~3100lbs... this car is going to kill alot of people.
     
  12. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    Isn't the elusive "Blue Devil" around 600hp?
     
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    this is old news. its been floating around for a year or two now amoungst enthusiasts.



    yup. too bad they aren't keeping it,

    Blue Devil > SS
     
  14. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    there has never been an "ss" corvette released to the public. nor should there be
     
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    Supernoma servus publicae OT Supporter

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    People associate SS with Chevy performance.... Corvette is Chevrolet, sounds better then calling it a Chevy.
     
  16. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    the only SS ever made was a racing mule in the late 50's. 57 I think it was. Let the moniker live on with that car. Call it the L88
     
  17. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    TT LS7 ftw. :yum:
     
  18. you know me

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    gm has never liked turbos....maybe we will see a blown one, but not a TT
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    Why people still use superchargers is beyond me. Turbos ftw. :hs:
     
  20. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    GM farmed the TT C4 out to callaway and I can't think of many GM turbo cars besides that.
     
  21. You usually get a better powerband out of a supercharger :dunno:
     
  22. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    is that really a problem with a V8 though?
     
  23. Well obviously turbos (normally) able to make more power isnt either. :hsd:
     
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    Turbo 3.8s, old Pontiac GTP, Opel Speedster
     
  25. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    OK this just proves I have way to much stress on me now.
     

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