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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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2009 Corvette Diesel????

Has anyone heard or seen this before? Is it a fake or could it really happen? Seems like it could happen to me but I seriously doubt it. What do you guys think?

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"We feel that with its high fuel economy and strong low-end torque characteristics, the turbodiesel is the perfect engine for the Corvette," says a General Motors spokesperson. Early tests indicate that the Corvette TDI accelerates from 0 to 60 in just over 4 seconds and achieves real-world fuel economy of 25 to 30 MPG.

Chevrolet has hinted that if the Corvette TDI is a hit with buyers, they may consider phasing out gasoline-powered Corvettes altogether and making the turbodiesel engine the exclusive powerplant for the iconic American sports car. -- Aaron Gold
Apparently Aaron has nver driven a C5 or C6 Vette any distance or he would know that the proposed diesel would actually get about the same, or slight WORSE MILEAGE than the gasoline powered versions - they get 28-31 MPG highway.

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That article first surfaced like 8 months ago in motor trend magazine. Everything i've read seems like they are gonna go with it.

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GM is claiming that the new 4.5 Dmax will be able to fit into any vehicle that they can install a small block in, so it is possible. Not sure about it actually happening, though.
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I dont know if it will ever happen but that would be an awsome car if they did. Talk about haven some fun with one of those.
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I'm not sold on the idea at all.

Worse mileage, lower HP and heavier do not sound like a selling point for a diesel vette.

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well, if it wouldn't be for the damn emisions it would be the perfect tuner vehicle, I saw an article for a 6.7 Cummins viper that is dreamt to be tunable to 1002 horse (just to beat the veyron) and of course, smokeless, if Chevy could offer a suped up version for the corvette then it'd be good. Also, those mpg numbers sound like they're off the half-ton, so they could be getting better when put in a vehicle, what, nearly half the weight
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It appears to be a hoax. Look at the post date on the article. April 1, 2007
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I read some ware about a Cummins powered SRT-10 Viper... make no sense to me. I race track cars and let me tell you weight is your worst enemy.
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Yeah, you would think you would want more weight on the rear tires on one of those. It would be real easy to do burnouts.:Thumbup:
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