Thanks for the link, but I dismissed any credence to the RT author when they kept referring to the LT2 as a, "small block". What did I say earlier, Ken? Anyways, in fairness I kept reading, they complained more than anything, which is stupid because they admit it's a pre-production car.Tons of reviews here, I haven't had a chance to check them all out yet.
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I'm not sure about the car not handling as well as the C7, but you are correct that the mid-corner push was designed in the vehicle dynamics software as a safety precaution for all those 'Vette owners that have never driven a mid-engine car. The MT comparo with the 911 speaks to this. As the article says, it's an issue when doing figure 8s but, in everyday driving, I do not see it as an issue. This was a very early production car that was virtually the equal, or superior, to the 911 in many areas and outright superior in terms of the quality of materials used and ride quality.From everything I've been reading, it sounds like the C8 doesn't handle quiet as well as the C7. Too much understeer. I bet Chevy did that on purpose for safety.
C/D also said that it isn't as fun to drive as the C7 or as engaging. I bet a big part of that is having no manual transmission.
Even then, and if this is a production example, then it's comfortablly over 600 h.p. at the crank and close to 600 ft lbs.They keep on using 15% for driveterrain loss. Thats too high for a DCT with no driveshaft or torque converter. Should be around 10% or less.
GM engineers alluded to the fact that DCT drivetrain losses are very low. I think your estimate of 10% or less could very well be true.They keep on using 15% for driveterrain loss. Thats too high for a DCT with no driveshaft or torque converter. Should be around 10% or less.
I agree, Abram. I believe the 478 whp number is the number to be relied upon until more test results are provided, since a trap of 122 mph is what one would expect with 478 wheel.Low 120's is 500WHP at best with a ~3600lb curb weight. I'm reserving judgement until we see Dynojet numbers (since they cannot be manipulated).
source:Chevy engineers also say that the drivetrain loss of a dual-clutch transmission, like the one in the Corvette, is less than 15 percent—but hesitated to give us an exact number (and even if it was zero loss, we still measured more wheel-horsepower than rated crank horsepower).
Yeah I know it's an LT2, I'm just saying that the LT2 is really an upgraded LT1 with just minor changes to give it a little more power. Same block, same crank, same rods, same crappy pistons..^ LT2 is in the C8. Even though the car hasn't been out (limited info availability?), the info I can find is that the cam's exhaust lift has increased, the intake manifold has a re-design with shorter runners and different throttle body location/plenum design, and a dry-sump oiling system, which the engine has to be running to check. Some notables, 11.5 CR, this push-rod engine does have variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation.