Camaro Heads For 500bhp

The new Chevrolet camaro looks set to recieve a 6.2 litre direct injection V8 which turns out 500bhp. The engine is a spin-off from the Cadillac Escalade aluminium Vortec unit. It is currently being tested by General Motors in an Escalade, according to Ward's Auto.

The new engine would deliver a 10 per cent increase in low end torque as well as the horsepower jump. GM have been working on small block alloy engines for some time and this one features eight fuel injectors which run straight into the side of the combustion chamber, and deliver fuel at massive pressure.




 

 

 

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  • Marquis_Rex 14 Sep 2007

    banghead

    Edited by Marquis_Rex on Friday 14th September 10:40

  • havoc 14 Sep 2007

    Marquis_Rex said:
    At least someone understands irony
    Isn't that the stuff that old-fashioned engine-blocks are made from?!?

    wink




    OK, OK, getmecoat

  • Marquis_Rex 14 Sep 2007

    AdeTuono said:
    Miguel said:
    Marquis_Rex said:
    Jack_and_MLE said:
    6.2 ltr and 500bhp not so efficient really, just about 80bhp per litre could do better compare to an European engine
    Yes absolutely terrible.It must be due to the pushrods and 2 valves/cylinder rolleyesProbably because it's American.
    Just like a BMW S62 M5 V8 engine- quad cams, dual vanos , twin air boxes and port throttles for a whopping 80 Bhp/litre.
    Or the Porsche 928 GTS, quad cams, dual resonance intake manifold, ceramic lined exhaust ports, 4 valves per cylinder, sodium cooled valves and a whopping 64 Bhp/litre.



    Edited by Marquis_Rex on Thursday 13th September 07:40
    But those are old European engines. How about comparing it to a modern one? The current Mercedes 500 models have 5.5 L of displacement and put out around 382 hp. Specific output is around 70 hp/L, but since it's European and has DOHC and four valves per cylinder, no one ever criticizes it for that. Considering the type of cars that engine is used in, faulting it for low specific power would be ridiculous, but whenever an American engine is mentioned, it always happens.

    Miguel
    I think that was Marquis Rex's point...
    Thank you wink
    At least someone understands irony

  • AdeTuono 14 Sep 2007

    Miguel said:
    Marquis_Rex said:
    Jack_and_MLE said:
    6.2 ltr and 500bhp not so efficient really, just about 80bhp per litre could do better compare to an European engine
    Yes absolutely terrible.It must be due to the pushrods and 2 valves/cylinder rolleyesProbably because it's American.
    Just like a BMW S62 M5 V8 engine- quad cams, dual vanos , twin air boxes and port throttles for a whopping 80 Bhp/litre.
    Or the Porsche 928 GTS, quad cams, dual resonance intake manifold, ceramic lined exhaust ports, 4 valves per cylinder, sodium cooled valves and a whopping 64 Bhp/litre.



    Edited by Marquis_Rex on Thursday 13th September 07:40
    But those are old European engines. How about comparing it to a modern one? The current Mercedes 500 models have 5.5 L of displacement and put out around 382 hp. Specific output is around 70 hp/L, but since it's European and has DOHC and four valves per cylinder, no one ever criticizes it for that. Considering the type of cars that engine is used in, faulting it for low specific power would be ridiculous, but whenever an American engine is mentioned, it always happens.

    Miguel
    I think that was Marquis Rex's point...

  • Miguel 14 Sep 2007

    Marquis_Rex said:
    Jack_and_MLE said:
    6.2 ltr and 500bhp not so efficient really, just about 80bhp per litre could do better compare to an European engine
    Yes absolutely terrible.It must be due to the pushrods and 2 valves/cylinder rolleyesProbably because it's American.
    Just like a BMW S62 M5 V8 engine- quad cams, dual vanos , twin air boxes and port throttles for a whopping 80 Bhp/litre.
    Or the Porsche 928 GTS, quad cams, dual resonance intake manifold, ceramic lined exhaust ports, 4 valves per cylinder, sodium cooled valves and a whopping 64 Bhp/litre.



    Edited by Marquis_Rex on Thursday 13th September 07:40
    But those are old European engines. How about comparing it to a modern one? The current Mercedes 500 models have 5.5 L of displacement and put out around 382 hp. Specific output is around 70 hp/L, but since it's European and has DOHC and four valves per cylinder, no one ever criticizes it for that. Considering the type of cars that engine is used in, faulting it for low specific power would be ridiculous, but whenever an American engine is mentioned, it always happens.

    Miguel

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