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More News on the 7.0L V8 Cadillac ATS-V+

Two days ago we have reported that Cadillac is going to put the 7.0L V8 engine in the ATS-V+, and mates it to either a 8-speed automatic transmission or a 7-speed manual transmission.


Today we got an update that, although the GM 8L90 8-speed automatic transmission will make its way to the ATS-V+, the 7-speed manual one is unlikely to be seen on the ATS-V+.

The major reason is cost: the Tremec TR-6070 7MT currently used on the C7 Corvette, is designed for the rear-placement layout (the Corvette’s transmission is placed near the rear axle, NOT bolted to the engine like other FR-layout cars)...

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Cadillac Working on ATS-V+, Possibly Using 7.0L V8

We have received some tips from our friend who is working in GM, that Cadillac is planning a higher performance version of the already-high-performance ATS-V, named the “ATS-V+”.


The first question to be asked must be: what engine? There are multiple choices within GM’s parts bin. If you have noticed the engine compartment of the ATS-V (shown below), you will see it is more than enough to accommodate a V8, since the 3.6L twi-turbo V6 engine is sitting almost 100% behind the front wheel axle.


In fact, our insider told us Cadillac is currently serious considering bringing the firm’s LS7 7.0L V8 in the ATS-V+. The 7...

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Impression: The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

In this weekend’s Orange County Auto Show, Chevrolet displayed the latest and greatest Corvette Z06.


The 2015 Corvette Z06 is equipped with a 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 engine with a 1.7L Eaton R1740 TVS supercharger. The powerplant makes 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

Under the spotlight, the Corvette Z06 exterior looks really good. I have a chance to look at the interior briefly during the show, however from my point of view, the interior styling, materials and build quality is not up to its price level.

See the below photo gallery for more details.

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Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 Comes as 2017 Model

Earlier this month we have told you something about the a top trim variant of the Corvette, which will be using a mid-engine layout, and to be named as “Zora ZR1”.

Today from our GM insiders, comes more news about this hypothesis Corvette: the Corvette Zora ZR1, will be debuted as early as in 2016 as the 2017 model.

You may wonder how about the 2017 Corvette standard version? Of course the current front-engined C7 generation Corvette will not be ended in 2017...

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More Rumor Comes in for The Next-Gen Chevrolet Corvette (C8)

One month ago we reported some information leaked out regarding the next generation of the Chevrolet Corvette (the C8 Corvette).

The most exciting, and the most puzzled conjecture is the mid-engine layout of the future Corvette. In our previous analysis, we are almost sure to rule out the possibility that the “normal version” of the C8 Corvette to be mid-engined, due to the targeting price range and the cost concern.

Today Car and Driver magazine provided some more rumor about this topic, it claims Chevrolet is working at a mid-engine layout, but it is not for all C8 Corvette, instead it is just for the C8 Corvette ZR1, dubbed as the “Zora ZR1”.

The rumor claims the Zora ...

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