Does your friend know if they are addressing the rear diff problems with the added hp?Mbai2 said:My friend just came back from testing for the new CTS. He says the new engine is over 300 HP with the new direct injection. The manual shifter is a short throw shifter and is much more crisp. No word on what it looks though. They stuck the shocks and the powertrain on a sigma platform with STS skin for the test vehicle.
One downside is that the ECM is very intelligent and any attempt to to boost intake pressure will be difficult. Aftermarket life will be pretty much dead...
He said they are aware of the diff problems. They all talk about it and are seeking out a beefier unit. The new unit, like the Getrag, is German made.darrelld said:Does your friend know if they are addressing the rear diff problems with the added hp?
What's with the 4.6Liter?? Never heard of it.:hmm:AsAkAs said:We all pretty much assumed the new 3.6L would get direct injection... the question is whether or not the 4.6L will get the same power (otherwise the model differences will be too small) So assuming 45hp is from the direct injection technology we get a 255hp 2.8L, a 300hp 3.6L and a 365hp 4.6L?
As for the rear end, let's hope they don't work with anymore getrag units and go with something with better build quality and longer durability (or lets hope getrag has been severly beaten with whips and upgraded thier design)
Yep, you're right. It's the NorthStar. I would be surprised to see that offered in the CTS. It would take away from the V sales. The 469HP SC NorthStar would be cool though!!:lildevil:AsAkAs said:The Northstar v8? in the sts/srx/xlr?
Yea, that's what I mean, for example, if the output of the 3.6L is increased to 300hp, then you're going to have to increase the output of the northstar as well (add on direct injection) Because in the STS the power differences would be too slight.RobertCTS said:Yep, you're right. It's the NorthStar. I would be surprised to see that offered in the CTS. It would take away from the V sales. The 469HP SC NorthStar would be cool though!!:lildevil:
changes I see here are a higher beltline, shorter rear deck, bigger fender flares, more rounded from bumper, engine vents on the side and a more creased appearance on the headlight, side and trunk linesdarrelld said:The only pictures I have seen were in PM magazine.