Let’s Play, “Corvette Oddball!” Quirky Vette Factoids
Question: Did GM’s Chevrolet ever explore more than 8 cylinders for the Corvette?
By K. Scott Teeters, creator of Illustrated Corvette Series as seen in Vette Magazine
Answer: Briefly, but not deeply.
The Dodge Viper certainly gets a lot of attention, thanks to its stunning good looks and impressive V-10 engine. Over the last few years we’ve seen high-end, luxury concept cars sporting V-10, V-12, and V-16 engines. But you know how it is with overcooked concept cars.
Back in ’92 Corvette Engineering must have been in a press-teasing mood. They decided to show the car mags their latest engineering study that stretched a late-model Corvette to accommodate the 55.5-inch long, 601-C.I.D. Falconer aircraft engine that cranked out a leisurely 660-horsepower and 782 ft./lb. of torque. Continue reading “Corvette Oddball: Did GM ever explore more than 8 cylinders for Corvette?”