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470kW LS9 Commodore is happening.

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by Tsunamix, May 27, 2016.

  1. markalan1two

    markalan1two Smile and wave boys !!!!

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    i agree i checked and they are only 97 times better:smoking:
     
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    Not under pinning the vf, its a nice car for sure but heres just one small example....
    I assume the vf has the same rest reminder as the ve (?). You know the coffee cup that comes up on the screen after the engine has been running for 2 and a half hours...

    Engine running, 2.5 hours = coffee cup signal.

    Now look at mbz fatigue assist.... (30 second vid)
    https://rileylind.wordpress.com/201...attention-assist-that-little-coffee-cup-icon/

    See the difference? 100 times better!! (Also note, this is 4 years old)

    Getting of topic i know....
     
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    Anyone expecting AMG refinement from a tarted up taxi with a big donk is going to be disappointed. Anyone expecting a barrel of fun from a tarted up taxi with a big donk is going to love it. Personally I'd never buy a new or late model AMG/M/RS Audi because I hate cars that have more smarts than me and cost more to maintain than my wife. That's why I'll always stick with older, simpler cars I can wrench on myself, and turn them into what I want them to be. Sadly I have other priorities at the moment.
     
  4. Rajesh Koothrappali

    Rajesh Koothrappali Banned

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    So nothing built after 1988 then? ;)
     
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    Forg Well-Known Member

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    Haven't you just described an AMG C63, E63, S63 & S65? :)
     
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    Haha, my thoughts exactly!
     
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    Lol, touche...
     
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    Really ? I need to give my car some coffee every 2.5 hours or it will run off the road ..... very annoying.
     
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    The Corvette Z06 hasn't had the old Gen IV LS9 engine for years, I didn't even think they were making LS9's any longer?

    The current Z06 has the Gen V LT4 supercharged engine...

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    The Z06 never had the LS9 it had the LS7, the LS9 was used in the ZR1 .
     
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    Ah okay, so the ZR1 used to be the supercharged version, that must have changed because the Chevrolet website that I linked earlier definitely says the current Z06 is supercharged...

    Yeah it looks like the model lineup has changed, the Corvette Stingray and Grand Sport have the naturally aspirated 6.2L Gen V LT1, and the Z06 has the supercharged Gen V LT4 engine. It appears they've dropped the ZR1 model, which is why I was confused.

    Anyway, that just further illustrates that the LS9 hasn't been used for years, I'm sure I read that they're no longer manufactured because the changed to the Gen V engines?

    Andrew
     
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    Yes there is no ZR1 in the current C7 Corvette range, the ZR1 badge tends to be reserved for a ultra performance version of the Corvette whenever GM feels like building one, the Z06 tends to be a regular production option, the last ZR1 was a C6.

    While the LS9 is not used in any current GM vehicle its still being produced and readily available as a crate engine from GM if you have about 20k US floating around.

    According to GM each LS9 was hand built by a single engine builder for the C6 ZR1 Corvette only, so if it does happen, the Commodore will be the only car other than the ZR1 to come out with a LS9.

    Sure the LT4 in the current C7 Z06 now produces a bit more power than the LS9 (485kw vs 476kw) it's hardly a boat anchor and I assume the gen V would not be a easy dropin to the Commodore.
     

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