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Old 03-05-2013, 07:14 AM   #1
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Boost Gauge is First Evidence of a Supercharged C7 Corvette?

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Supercharger Boost Gauge Spotted!
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March 5, 2013


A picture, it’s said, is worth a thousand words. And while that may or may not actually be true, the image you see here is certainly worth at least three: Supercharged C7 Corvette.

Captured during a photo shoot of the new 2014 Stingray convertible before its Geneva debut, it was only when we got back to the office that we noticed the PSI gauge in the instrument cluster of our subject Vette. Located directly to the left of the tachometer in the Vette’s programmable thin-film transistor (TFT) display, it includes the telltale icon of two interlocking rotor vanes. (Another view showed us that the gauge can live to the right of the tach, too—score one for programmability.) What’s more, it appears to depict the twin four-lobe rotor setup as used in the previous C6 ZR-1’s supercharged LS9 V-8 engine. Known as a roots-type positive displacement supercharger, the familiar identifying graphic has made the transition from analog to digital display virtually unchanged.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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It was also shown in the original instrument dash underneath the tach. Either way it sounds like FI is in the works, although with a digital dash it doesn't take much more than programming to add it, unlike analog where parts are built.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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Should be a beast with 700 hp!
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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Should be a beast with 700 hp!
$$$$weet it is... 100K+ worth of it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #5
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Now the real question, can the aftermarket take advantage of this on the Stingray?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #6
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Now the real question, can the aftermarket take advantage of this on the Stingray?
As in, having access to that TFT gauge on your non-supercharged 2LT after you put an aftermarket blower on it?
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:31 PM   #7
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #8
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well, "it was widely reported" that the LT1 was built with boost in mind . Not that there was any doubt that a next-gen LS9 was in the works but nice to see more hints indicating YES. Stiffer chassis, better weight distribution, 3rd gen mag shocks and oh, BTW maybe up to 700 bhp hitting the ground? uh, yeah - life's good here in "post muscle car" era. Seriously, we get over 450 bhp AND 31 mpg in 2013?!? Oh, did I mention that's on pump 93 octane gas and the BASE corvette .

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #9
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This, complete with cad drawing, was leaked some months ago. Take it for what its worth but the source has been generally very accurate:

Engine – LT4
2015 LT4 supercharged engine - 586hp - will be an upgrade of Camaro ZL1
I think it is called LT4 so you don't think it is from a C6.



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Old 03-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #10
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WOW! Nice.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #11
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This should be interesting...
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #13
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I dont think it'll be an upgraded LSA engine, I think it'll be from the LT series. But just an opinion.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #14
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Probably LT4.
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