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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Vented engine cover

While this is something that nearly every rear engine sports car uses, GM has filed for a patent on a vented engine cover for the C8. The hatch will have a glass component in the center, which is why its been so heavily cladded on test mules. Another important note is that Chevy may be using magnesium parts throughout the new vet. https://www.carscoops.com/2018/12/20...roved-cooling/
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 06:13 PM
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I hope Chevrolet has plans to show off more of the engine. Acura got it partially right but gearheads want to see more.
An attractive plenum like those higher end exotics from Ferrari and Lambo would help.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 08:59 AM
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They should also use this an opportunity to place an engine bay build plate. Knowing when it was made, and what number it is in the run is something that collectors will love.
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They should also use this an opportunity to place an engine bay build plate. Knowing when it was made, and what number it is in the run is something that collectors will love.
Seen some spy shots of the interior which seems quite high end. I can definitely see some more reasons to add prestige to the C8.
So far he's all we get to see of the cabin...

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The magnesium parts is something I didn't expect, but it make sense with their focus on high performance. Magnesium provides fairly significant weight reduction over both steel and aluminum.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 05:59 PM
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Looking around for how Chevy has done this in the past, the ZR1 comes to mine and quite frankly seeing this in the rear would be quite the sight


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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Suppose this also suggests that the C8 will have a sleek looking engine cover. Wonder if we will see carbon fiber or something that's paint matched to the cars body color.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 12:23 PM
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Of all things for GM to do, an attractive engine cover will be the cheapest and easiest. Mopar, Lexus F and of course high end brands have all done this.


Even Ford knows how to show off what matters...


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I would rather no fake plastic engine cover at all. But odds are we will probably see styling similar to the LS crate engines.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 03:44 PM
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I would rather no fake plastic engine cover at all. But odds are we will probably see styling similar to the LS crate engines.
Well then the challenge will be developing a functional but attractive plenum, something I doubt GM will do.
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