Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter on the 2022 Corvette LT2 Engine Updates

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Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter on the 2022 Corvette LT2 Engine Updates


Sometimes just staying even with the status quo can be a real accomplishment.

That might be the best way to look at the recent announcement by Chevrolet that the 2022 Corvette Stingray would undergo changes to the 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine’s fuel delivery and active fuel management systems as well as slight alterations to the engine calibration.

In a time when enthusiasts expect every change to result in increased power, these changes to the 2022 may seem like a step backward to some people since they don’t affect the standard 490 horsepower (495 with the performance exhaust) of the C8 at all.

GM Authority executive editor Alex Luft asked Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter to explain what was going on.

Juechter says the changes will help the mid-engine Corvette continue to meet ever-tightening federal emissions standards, but there won’t be any improvements in the overall fuel economy on the Environmental Protection Agency test cycle though exhaust emissions will be slightly lowered.

As the auto industry heads toward an electrified future, there may be growing pressure from some corners to eliminate internal combustion engines. Keeping the Corvette as environmentally friendly as possible, therefore, is always a good thing.

Other changes coming for the 2022 Corvette include a new C8.R GTLM Championship Edition, a new Low Profile Rear Spoiler, and three new exterior colors.

Production on the 2022s is slated to begin in Bowling Green later this summer.


Source:
gmauthority.com

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Usher in a technology that will pollute even more than what it’s replaces? And they call that progress? As Andrew mentioned, they need to improve ICE efficiency through cleaner fuels. There is no reason why the internal combustion engine cannot continue. Unless people who have an invested interest in companies like Tesla who could care less about the environment and are more interested in making money. 1/3 the labor force for electric cars, on average they cost twice as much, they create more pollution during the manufacturing process as well. People need to realize this is massive money making scheme that many politicians are getting rich off of and has nothing to do with environment.

  2. Carbon exchange is all about money. Net zero means more money in the pockets who are the carbon(money) changers

  3. When will these jackass’ politicians stop with the Big climate emergency Farce? “the ice caps are melting at the north pole !’ But yet neglect to tell you they grew & increased at the south pole! the world and its atmosphere is always in constant change, The only climate emergency we have, is the idiots starting to make electric cars !,And where are you going to store all these dead battery platforms ? next to the spent nuclear rods ? in the very whole you mined the lithium outta ? Bunch of Idiots trying to take more of your money instead of making a better place for all! And the vette is beautiful by the way ,i am a happy 16′ c7 owner z-51,lt-2

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