Re: S650 already in planning for 2020 delivery?
I am currently pricing and can build a carbureted 1971 340 cubic inch (5.6L) engine today that is very streetable, with high vacuum (~15in), with nothing more exotic than aluminum heads and intake, and very rugged and dependable and can manage 20mpg pretty easily….to the tune of 470hp. I have the recipe of parts and can share it. Torque is 450ftlbs. This is with no CAE or exotic tuning, other than a few hours of dyno time to dial it all in.
GM’s latest 6.2L that is CAE optimized to the nth degree, DI, etc. is at 455hp.
Both great engines.
If I had to hand out accolades, I don’t know if GM pushed the envelope as much as we are lead to believer. New 5.0L when it launches in a year with about 470hp, is more impressive. Torque should be around 435ftlbs. Very respectable for only 5.0L. Displacement adjusted, it would be over 580hp.
As for package space, they are about the same. 5.0L is actually shorter. Does not really matter, if there is room under the hood.
And yes, I recognize how emissions figures into this.
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Last edited by wingsnut; 03-08-2016 at 02:47 PM.