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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by broc944, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    Corvette to get diesel power for 2009

    [​IMG]Chevrolet has announced that they will introduce a diesel-powered Corvette next spring as a 2009 model. The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette TDI will be powered by a specially-designed 5.7 liter V8 diesel with twin turbochargers. Output for the engine, developed in cooperation with Isuzu, is estimated at 350 horsepower and 675 lb-ft of torque.
    "We feel that with its high fuel economy and strong low-end torque characteristics, the turbodiesel is the perfect engine for the Corvette," says a General Motors spokesperson. Early tests indicate that the Corvette TDI accelerates from 0 to 60 in just over 4 seconds and achieves real-world fuel economy of 25 to 30 MPG.
    Chevrolet has hinted that if the Corvette TDI is a hit with buyers, they may consider phasing out gasoline-powered Corvettes altogether and making the turbodiesel engine the exclusive powerplant for the iconic American sports car. -- Aaron Gold
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    If its light enough , and quiet enough , why not ?

    They drag race diesel trucks now , and those pigs are heavy with their heated leather seats , cup holders , and beer drinking drivers :laugh:
     
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    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Audi spanked the rest of the field hard in (I think) the last 24hrs at LeMans with a turbodiesel-powered car. It ain't out of the realm of possibility.

    Whether a diesel 'Vette would sell or not is, I think, the better question.
     
  4. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    sounds fine to me, except teh possible phasing out of hte gas vette.
     
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    I just got back from changing my pants, and wonder what the price will do.
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    It's BS.......
    got it from here http://www.corvetteblogger.com/index.cfm/2007/4/2/DieselPowered-Corvette-Subject-of-April-Fools-Joke
     
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    yeah they did:bow: :bow: the r10 blew everyone away at lamans this year.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/5085664.stm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_R10
    5.5L, 600+ hp, 800+ lb-ft, op range 3000-5000 rpm. sounds like a perfect engine for a mudder
     
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    Diesel Corvette:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I couldn't believe it....but then again GM seems to have its head in the stinkhole so it wouldn't surprise me either.
     
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    id like to see one, not production or anything, slap a cdt with high boost, that would be cool
     

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