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Old 12-02-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
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GM'* LS9 supercharged V8
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PHOTO GALLERY
Somebody slipped an envelope under the door of Jalopnik last night, and the boys there found some General Motors-sourced shots of the supercharged V8 that'* going to power the big-bang Corvette model to be unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January.

GM isn't happy to see this stuff out there. But here'* what can be gleaned from the pics:


The engine is designated LS9


Displacement is 6.2 liters


A twin-screw supercharger sits on top the intake manifold.


Liquid-to-air intercoolers are integrated into the supercharger housing.


A beauty cover, trimmed in blue, sits on top that supercharger.

We doubt this will be the last leak of info on the new ZR-1, Blue Devil or whatever the killer Corvette will be named, before the Detroit show gets going.


but they deleted it

However


because I am so awesome....



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This is it. Thanks to an anonymous tipster we have what appear to be the very first and clearest shots yet procured of the 2009 LS9 6.2-liter V8 engine powering the 2009 Corvette ZR1 -- something we weren't expecting to see until the Detroit Auto Show in January. But, since information yearns to be free -- and whoa, nelly, do these shots show off some serious information on what will be the most serious piece of weaponry in the General'* quiver come next year -- here they are and here'* what we know. Essentially what you're looking at is what appears to be a standard twin-screw-type supercharger mounted below a highly efficient air-to-water intercooler system. Now, we can't speculate if it'* tied into the engine system or if it has an independent radiator system -- but we feel pretty confident all of this is a one-off, which means the General'* running the show on every single horsepower above and beyond the stock horse output from the 6.2-liter V8 it all sits atop. Gearheads, your engine pr0n awaits in the photogallery below. While you check that out we're going to go and hide from GM'* shock troopers. Hey, does anyone know the number for the witness protection program?
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i think , umm yeahh, i just got wood.
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Why does some one always ruin it with a repost comment

That'* awesome.

First time I saw it.

I can hardly wait to own one.
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I think the title of this thread is far more appropriate and attention getting, (and the pics are better sized) than "Gentlemen I bring good news"

Viva the LS9.
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I think the title of this thread is far more appropriate and attention getting, (and the pics are better sized) than "Gentlemen I bring good news"
Thank you for your all-holy opinion.

You know, wtf man? That was pretty damn childish right there, and I don't understand why you had to do that.

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You wanna continue this in a PM, that'* fine with me
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Wow, this went south in a hurry.

Anyone else want to challenge someone to a bitchy contest?

Whether it'* the first time posted or not, a WOW, that'* pretty cool! is not an insult to whoever posted it first.

Get this back on the topic that was intended, and leave the childish crap out of it.
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Wow, this went south in a hurry.

Anyone else want to challenge someone to a bitchy contest?

Whether it'* the first time posted or not, a WOW, that'* pretty cool! is not an insult to whoever posted it first.

Get this back on the topic that was intended, and leave the childish crap out of it.

Amen to that.
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All that matters is I saw it here first and I am blown away by a supercharged V8.
Always liked V8'* and I love forced induction.
The details in those pics are awesome.
I really like how they have incorporated the intercooler. Something I think they should have done with our 3800'* from day one.

Ours were poorly packaged under a hood with not enough clearance for all the noise regulated features. I know they produced an intercooled Buick back in the late 90'* but complained about clearance issues and opted not to go into production with them.

When I was in Oregon at that dealership that had the Mustang GT500 in the showroom, I crawled all over it drooling on the intercooler set up. Very well done.

I know it'* not the first one GM has done, case in point, the STS-V with the intercooled 4.4L..............but this new one is a larger engine with a more refined SC and intercooler.

Very nice. I can hardly wait for the real thing to appear.
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