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The C8 Corvette Z06 will have 800 horsepower AND a flat plane crank twin turbo ENGINE!

The C8 Corvette Z06 will have 800 horsepower AND a flat plane crank twin turbo ENGINE!
good afternoon everyone welcome back to

horsepower

obsessed my name is Justin and today we're going to talk about the c8

Corvette

zo6 and some of its specs that

have

been confirmed by a source deep within GM alright guys so before we start I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that came to see me at Carlisle this year I'm blown away by the level of support you guys give to a channel my size and it was amazing to meet all of you in person I look forward to next year and getting to meet even more of you guys I truly appreciate your support I got to see a lot of the c8

Corvette

while I was there and I

have

plenty of videos coming about it soon so stay tuned for those but for now let's get on to the good stuff so we've talked a bunch about the c8

Corvette

and a good bit about the c8 zo6 as well but it recently came to my attention that there is a source within GM leaking some information about the 0-6 and it really helps clear up some of the things we've discussed on this channel in the past everyone thinks it

will

be a small block but it won't be said the source inside of GM listened to the race car he says if you've ever seen the current c7 our car you know the roar of the pushrod ls7 our

engine

is basically unmistakable then compare it to this video of the c8r testing at night the c8r has an entirely different exhaust note and sounds way more like a

flat

plane

crank

to me because

flat

plane

crank

engine

s can handle higher rpm than the...
the c8 corvette z06 will have 800 horsepower and a flat plane crank twin turbo engine
pushrod

engine

can it makes sense in this platform due to the fact that it's been confirmed this

engine

will

in fact be a

twin

turbo

flat

plane

crank

v8 setup we've discussed this on this channel a few different times and every time someone asks why it wouldn't just stick with the current supercharger setup the zr1 uses well there are a few reasons but the most important ones are

engine

height which would make it harder to fit in the car and it would possibly mess with the center of gravity but an even better reason is heat the supercharger creates a lot of heat and a mid-

engine

cars don't necessarily make getting rid of heat any easier than the front

engine

set up so so keeping heat to a minimum is very very important here as you guys know GM has had some issues in the past with

Corvette

s and overheating so they're gonna do everything they can to maintain this car's temperature especially in the track setting

turbo

s generate less heat and are typically more efficient at delivering power without making more problems with cooling so that is likely to set up they're going with and that is what this source inside of GM is claiming they're gonna do as you guys know by now Chevy has done pretty well with the pushrod

engine

s in the other

Corvette

s but as with anything in life all good things come to an end this anonymous source from within GM says the zero six is definitely going to be a

flat

plane

crank

and because of that

will

drive and look like a...
the c8 corvette z06 will have 800 horsepower and a flat plane crank twin turbo engine
race car this goes back to my previous video about the c8r and my thoughts on the zo6 mimicking the look of it and now maybe even the performance of it I'll link that video up here to the top right if you're interested in checking that one out as well there are a lot of advantages to going with a

flat

plane

crank

in this car such as smaller lighter weight

crank

shafts which can spin up faster meaning quicker down shifts and better exhaust scavenging which is basically the method of pulling the last exhaust gases out of the cylinder faster using pressure waves but this improves perform and combustion efficiency which are both extremely crucial in racing and overall track use when it comes to building a track car it sounds like that's the way you want to go so I'm sure GM has given a lot of thought to this now of course the

flat

plane

crank

s aren't without their own set of problems because nothing in the automotive world can ever be perfect

flat

plane

crank

s

have

issues with overall balance the whole reason a cross

plane

crank

shaft was

engine

ered for a v8

engine

back in the day was to smooth out the

engine

while cross

plane

crank

to the order of which the Pistons rise and fall in the block

flat

plane

crank

v8s

have

only half their vibrations cancelled out naturally and the vibrations only get worse as the

engine

speeds increase because the vibrations are caused by the movements of the Pistons themselves lightweight Pistons and short strokes can help reduce...
the c8 corvette z06 will have 800 horsepower and a flat plane crank twin turbo engine
but not necessarily completely eliminate the vibration of a

flat

plane

crank

engine

aside from being annoying to the driver in the cabin the vibrations can also damage components or cause them to wear out prematurely so this definitely isn't something that should be taken lightly but at the same time I'm pretty sure GM has probably got it figured out Chevy is obviously taking all of this into consideration and decide to land on the

flat

plane

crank

option still so they must

have

figured out a way to make it all work while being able to offer a warranty and making the power they want it to that's the big point here guys you

have

to understand GM has to warranty this car so if the

flat

plane

crank

was really gonna cause any kind of issues they wouldn't

have

done it this source inside of GM goes on to say not to expect a 5.5 liter displacement

engine

this number has been tossed around a lot and it may

have

come from the c7 ARS

engine

since it is restricted by the IMSA Racing rules to a 5.5 liter

engine

there's an old saying out there you guys might be familiar with and it is that there is no replacement for displacement and while that is mostly true there is one exception and that is forced induction and of course that is where the

twin

turbo

s come in more important than the

turbo

s is the fact that the larger displays it would actually mean bigger vibrations and like we talked about earlier that's already a problem for the

flat

plane

crank

engine

so this...
is one of the reasons companies like Ferrari

have

a

flat

plane

crank

twin

turbo

v8 that's only a 3.9 liter and one of them MacLaren's is only a 3.8 liter the CH displacement

will

be bigger than the black wings 4.2 liters but it isn't going to hit the 5.5 liter number either so basically this GM source is telling us it's going to be bigger than the 4.2 but less than 5.5 I'm thinking somewhere around probably a 5.0 how crazy would that be to

have

a 5.0 in a c8

Corvette

zo6 I know the Mustang guys would love that we recently talked about the black wing

engine

finding its way into the

Corvette

on this channel and it seems like that might not necessarily be the case the

engine

that they're gonna use in this may be built off of the idea of the black wing but we are gonna get a slightly different displacement and a

flat

plane

crank

instead now after all this information you are likely to ask yourself how much

horsepower

is this thing gonna make well I've read a couple different sites claiming info from this insider as well stating 800

horsepower

that's pretty amazing considering the base car at 495 hits zero to 60 in under 3 seconds the zo6 is likely to improve on this number by at least half a second if not more so we're definitely looking at quite a freakin monster here now we've talked about the 0-6 a few times here on this channel and a lot of the rumors stay pretty consistent with other leaks so I would venture to say that this...
information is likely pretty accurate all I know is I can't wait to see this thing because the current c8 is quite nice looking in person and the zo6 is likely to take it to the next level it is gonna be a freakin monster if we get any kind of extra aero bits on this car and an 800

horsepower

flat

plane

crank

engine

I know the foreign exotic cars are gonna be running scared now according to Chevy the c8 our race car

will

be revealed sometime this upcoming fall when it does the source of GM says to take a good look under the

engine

cover because what you see there is what you're going to begin co6 and it won't

have

pushrods now again guys this is coming straight from a leak at GM so there is a very good chance this is legit if that's the case the current c8 stingray

will

be the last

engine

in the

Corvette

to use pushrods all right guys that's gonna do it for today's video let me know what you think about the source of GM and the information he or she leaked to us you think it's legit how awesome would it be to

have

800

horsepower

in the new zo6 i mean seriously that thing would be a freakin monster anyway give me a big thumbs up if you liked what you saw here and if you

have

any questions about the c8 or anything else we discuss on this channel please feel free to leave it in the comment section down below or send me an email at horse power dot obsessed at gmail.com I'm always happy to hear from you guys subscribe if you

have

n't yet you...
won't want to miss the c7 and c8 content I

have

planned and as always guys I'll catch you in the next one