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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!

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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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Old 04-27-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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This is the beginning of the Gen V smallblock!
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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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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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Old 04-27-2010, 11:21 AM   #8
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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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Old 04-27-2010, 11:24 AM   #10
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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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Old 04-27-2010, 11:28 AM   #12
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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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Old 04-27-2010, 11:28 AM   #14
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Thank god Vettes will still be v8s and not turbod v6s
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:31 AM   #15
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Well probably more like the same, but with less weight and more mpg
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:33 AM   #16
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Defnitely a step in the right direction!
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Let's hope it's a 5.0L i hear that's the Cat's @ss...THE end all be all motor of ALL TIME!

Just go to the VS. forum and see for yourself...lot's of "Facts" in there...
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I think its funny that they mention that the engines will be able to run on E85... Because all car engines can already run on E85, it's just that the hoses and other external components will corrode if you don't have a E85 car... I remember hearing it was under $200 in parts to make a car E85 compatible... For example, my Mazda pickup truck has the exact same engine as the same model year Ford Ranger. However, my truck is a E85 flex fuel vehicle... The Ranger isn't. It's all because they used cheaper parts in the Ranger... kind of funny.

But I am REALLY excited to see that we're still going to invest new money on V8 technology. I will miss the low rumble of V8s if they ever do disappear. I guess I could probably just buy a diesel, those things have quite the throaty growl
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:46 AM   #19
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so im guessing that these are going to be in the 2010 corvettes.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:55 AM   #20
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so im guessing that these are going to be in the 2010 corvettes.
It's already 2010.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:42 PM   #21
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The best thing about this is now instead of my Camaro being a garage queen I can drive it like I stole it and get a 6th gen with a V8!!
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:54 PM   #22
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If I understood correctly, the next trucks are the first to get the Gen V small block, followed by more vehicles.
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I'm sure the "new" DI V8 will debut in the new Corvette. So maybe.... the DI V8 will make it into the Gen5 Camaro before the model change. GM is also revamping the entire truck/SUV V8 line as well. Ford is not waiting for the CAFE deadline, so maybe GM will intoduce these in the next few years. Sounds like most of the design work might be done and they are ready to spending tooling $ for production.
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Gen V is coming, the V8 isn't dead!
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