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Old 05-20-2014, 11:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm thinking that a properly tuned American small block v8 powering a relatively light weight vehicle, such as a small pickup or mid sized RWD car, should be capable of low 30's mpg. Of course there are many many variables that would have to be sorted out, and building one of these vehicles for FE is nearly anathema to the whole point of putting an American v8 into a lightweight car....but I don't really see why we couldn't haul mass while growing grass.
Nowadays with direct injection, idle shut-off and other features, it doesn't seem really that hard to get such mileage figures with a small-block without having to resort to a hybrid setup.

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Nowadays with direct injection, idle shut-off and other features, it doesn't seem really that hard to get such mileage figures with a small-block without having to resort to a hybrid setup.
Yep, the Corvette already does.
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Yep, the Corvette already does.
I really like the Corvette, mostly because of its basically old-school engine which still gives its European opponents a tough competition.

But what doesn't seem to make so much sense is that only the 6.2 is currently available in passenger cars (excluding SUVs) while the 5.3 is still there as a truck engine...

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