It’s time for another C7 Corvette rumor, folks. Though this time around it’s not as far-fetched as the mid-engined talk that keeps springing up for some reason, but instead the Detroit Bureau is reporting that GM execs have approved the development of a small displacement turbocharged V8 engine. The engine size is said to be around 3 liters and will feature an overhead cam setup, a dry sump oil system, a narrow 80.5 millimeter bore and a long stroke such as engines featured in Ferrari models and will be capable of revving to a stratospheric 10,000 RPM. Such an engine is expected to punch out over 400 horsepower, or 125 horses per liter.
For those of you that want a more traditional engine in the Corvette, the Bureau is also claiming that there will be a few large displacement OHV eight-pots making their way underneath the hood of the C7 as well.
Source: The Detroit Bureau