: Front of 2012 CTS-V

09-05-11, 03:47 PM
Does anyone have a photo of the new V front end they would post-------I have a TG coupe on order and wonder what the grilles will look like.
I haven't been able to find any 2012 photos. Thanks!

09-05-11, 03:57 PM
Here you go! If you need more specific pics I am sitting here 5 feet from the car.


09-05-11, 04:04 PM
Great view-------Thank you!

09-05-11, 04:39 PM
there are no visual changes to the 2012 V. The only visual changes are in the regular CTS, and they look like this

09-05-11, 09:14 PM
The most recent update to GM V6 engine technology is Direct Injection. It immediately improves mileage, horsepower while reducing emissions.
Why is this not applied to the CTS V V-8 engines for a low cost improvement in mileage and horsepower? Certainly with Government directions requiring higher mpg standards, this 80 year old technology would be a minimal cost improvement requiring very little engineering development. Is that smoke waifting from beneath my skirt as the Auto Manufacturers continue to whine about engineering costs? I am sick-and-tired of being sick-and-tired of Auto Manufacturer unfounded complaints.

09-05-11, 09:58 PM
you need to google the Gen V Small block...

and it's not a low-cost option, it's an entirely different block casting, intake design, fuel management and delivery system. Not something you can do mid- model cycle.

09-05-11, 11:10 PM
Rumor is that the high performance version of the Gen V will debut on the C7 Corvette in 2013 or 2014