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Old 04-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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GM to invest $850+ million to build new V8s

Yeah! Maybe the next gen Camaro will still have a V8!

Link: GM to build new V8


General Motors Co. said Tuesday it will invest more than $850 million to upgrade five North American factories to make its next-generation V8 engines more fuel efficient.

The new V8s will differ from the current versions by using direct injection and a new combustion system, spokeswoman Sharon Basel said. The next-generation engines will also be lighter. GM will build them exclusively from aluminum, compared with the current versions' aluminum and iron makeup, Basel said. All of the engines will be able to run on E85 ethanol.

To build the engines, GM will renovate or retool powertrain factories in Tonawanda, N.Y.; Bay City, Mich.; Bedford, Ind.; Defiance, Ohio; and St. Catharines, Ontario.

GM uses its current V-8 family of engines in full-sized pickups, SUVs, vans and some performance cars, Basel said.

“There is no doubt that a major differentiator going forward will be powertrain technology,” said Michael Robinet, vice president at research firm CSM Worldwide in Northville, Mich. “Heavy investment and improved fuel economy will be on every company's agenda.”
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This is the beginning of the Gen V smallblock!
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:16 AM   #3
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i just hope everyone hee who whined this will be the last V8 camaro reads this and eats their crow for lunch.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:19 AM   #4
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the sky will always be falling to some people
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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Extremely good news!
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:20 AM   #6
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas shall now read:

"...with visions of direct-injected V8's with aluminum blocks danced in their heads..."

Edit: Post # 2,000. I have a long way to go
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Will still have the V/8 that's good, but it's going to sound allot different with DI ...that kinda sucks, but gotta' change with the times...
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i just hope everyone hee who whined this will be the last V8 camaro reads this and eats their crow for lunch.
I don't see the relavance to this story but the real question is whether or not the V8 will be the base engine in the SS camaro for gen 6.
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should help get in line with mustang weight.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:26 AM   #11
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I hope these new V8s are as easy a swap as the LS-series engines.
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I think we'll see this Gen V make an appearance in the current generation Camaro, much like the LT to LS switch of the last gen.
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Thank god Vettes will still be v8s and not turbod v6s
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