The sc v8 sounds like an engine though. The turbo v6 sounds like a sick cat.
Yeah, it's not a power issue at all. Sound is part of the experience. And I would be more than happy with an LS7. Then we wouldn't be saddled with that sorry DOD feature. Just something else to go wrong. Imagine being stuck in 4 cylinder mode, or worse, 0 cylinders.Quote:
Originally Posted by JimmyH
I don't think GM is going to put a V8 sport car out there with DOD that can't be turned off. On the Camaro, you turn off DOD by putting the transmission in Sport. Which also turns off the 2nd gear start. Which is why almost no Camaro automatic owner uses D. Hopefully they continue the trend of not even using it on manual trans cars.
Not to belabor the point, but unless the V6TT gets a significant bump in hp from the VSport version, I don't see how it makes sense to put it in the ATS-V.
On another note, I really like the idea of an AWD/DCT/V6TT VSport. I'm not holding my breath, though.
Don't forget the LS7 is dry sump. So in addition to the weight of the engine you have to add the weight of an oil tank and pump.
The LS7 is at the end of its life. They're not going to put that in the ATS-V. The LT1 is a better fit -- plenty of power, less stressed, better fuel economy, probably cheaper given production volume, and it'll be built for the life of the first-gen ATS platform.
As for the fear of direct injection -- y'all know the other ATS engines use it, right?
As for the fear of cylinder cutoff -- the Corvette has a five-position mode switch, and there's no cylinder cutoff in the sportier modes. They'll do something similar for the ATS-V if it gets the Corvette engine.
You're probably right about the LT1, but just having the DOD function built in makes me a little nervous. I still remember the 8-6-4-0 Cadillac V8 from the 80's. Ha haa! And how many mpg does DOD really gain? As for direct injection, the 3.6 V6 uses it too. The following is an interesting article: http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...injection.html
The 8-6-4 was thirty-four years ago.
GM has a decade of experience with direct injection. Most of the Internet grief over direct injection comes from early VW and Audi motors.
Ha haa! That was a tongue-in-cheek comment. But 10 years experience with DI in gasoline engines? What other engines? Hmm! I think it might be more of a cost issue. Hopefully, GM will find a fairly inexpensive, simple cure and even y'all (a/k/a Bubba) will be happy.Quote:
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