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Super Corvette exposed!

2006-11-24 07:31

New super Corvette to be launched in 2008

This might look like an "ordinary" Corvette Z06 with a funky bonnet scoop, but our spy photographer's tuned ears tell us this Corvette is anything but ordinary!

Our shooter claims that the sound coming from the engine could only be a supercharged 6.2-litre V8, and our sources speculate that this Corvette is pushing about 482kW!

The supercharged V8 will utilize an integrated intake manifold intercooler, and it's expected to run a 0-100km/h in about 3.5 seconds. The super-hot SS will weigh even less than the Z06, utilizing more carbon fibre in the body, as well as polycarbonate material.

The 6.2-litre V8 will be built at GM's Performance Center in Wixom, Michigan.

Production on the Supercharged Corvette, also known as the Blue Devil, will start in the first quarter of 2008 (as a 2009 model). As for its exact name ? well, we're hearing everything from Corvette SS, to Z07, from Blue Devil to resurrecting the Stingray name!


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