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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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General Motors Filing For LT5 Trademark Again



Last time General Motors tried to file a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the LT5 name was in 2013 and now the automaker is applying for it again.

GM Authority may have been the first to notice GM’s application that was filed September 19th, 2016 for the exclusive use of the LT5 name. In order to successfully register a trademark, GM must first prove to USPTO that the LT5 name will be used for a real-world product or service, meaning that if the application does go through we can be sure to see it appear in a future model.

This LT5 engine was first linked to the upcoming mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette back in July when Katech accidently created a landing page for the 2018+ Corvette ZR1/Zora LT5. Katech isn’t just any performance tuning company, they’re the ones who used to build high performance engines for GM Racing.

We don’t have a solid idea of what the LT5 can do but it is rumored to produce around 750 hp. Even if it doesn’t deliver the full 750 ponies, at the very least it should outdo the LT4 which can crank out 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

Maybe we’ll see the LT5 in Chevy’s upcoming C7 Corvette before the C8 finally debuts.
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I'm definitely banking between the 700 and 760 range. That LT5 has a big name to live up to. It's the time to get 'er done
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-29-2016, 09:45 AM
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Maybe something to knock the Hellcat off it's high horse. 707hp from that engine is seen as beastly, a 710-750hp C8 would be monstrous.
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I think this will be the one to knock the Hellcat off of that horse. Bringing back something as iconic as the LT5 ZR1 Corvette is a huge deal.

But maybe that's what the buzz is about with the Cuda' coming back ? I'm seeing a muscle car era return !
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 09:48 AM
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Someone commented that the LT5 is a DOHC 4 valve, 4.5 plus size V8 engine. Think this is true?
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 11:11 AM
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4 valve, quad cam, 350cu 5.7L v8 with the capabilities of shutting off 8 of the intake runners when at part throttle.
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 09:45 AM
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so the engine can close intake runners for city driving?
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 10:40 AM
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Yup, technology developed by Lotus Engineering
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I think this will be the one to knock the Hellcat off of that horse. Bringing back something as iconic as the LT5 ZR1 Corvette is a huge deal.

But maybe that's what the buzz is about with the Cuda' coming back ? I'm seeing a muscle car era return !
Hellcats have a lot of power but that's just about it, it goes fast in a straight line but it's not that impressive. Vehicles with less power do better in the 0-60. So the vette going the direction it is will no doubt be the best overall vehicle.
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 09:45 AM
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It's one thing to have a lot of power, but what it comes down to is if you can actually put all that power to the ground and use it. That's where the Hellcats lack. If you put on a good set of drag radials and get em' to a good temperature, that 0-60 is dropping significantly.
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