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Ford 300ci straight six was a great motor. I had one in a '68 Bronco. Long stroke motor, loved the low end torque.
Bet that new Dodge will be a pricey truck
I have a '77 F150 with the 300. Solid old engine. I don't expect most modern high compression, multi-turbo engines to last nearly as long, but I'm looking forward to being wrong.
 

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Fellow employee's. No denying the hotness of this machine

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Ford isn't abandoning the V8 like other manufacturers


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Grammar error in my last post, should have added 'have' to the end of it.
guessing the three people who read it, got what I was saying.
 

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"the ZR1 packed a supercharged 6.2-liter pushrod V8 under the hood and sent 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic to the rear wheels."

That power in a mid engined Vette, wow


Good luck getting one
 

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"the ZR1 packed a supercharged 6.2-liter pushrod V8 under the hood and sent 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic to the rear wheels."

That power in a mid engined Vette, wow


Good luck getting one


That was the C7 specs, I'm betting the C8 ZR1 will be the same 5.5 from the Z06 just twin turbo and upwards of 800hp.

The "unthinkable" part is no other US maker besides Cadillac has ever had a twin turbo V8 performance car and more that 755HP. The CT6V had a 4.2L TTV8 in a big heavy sedan and was only rated for 500-525HP. So I'm betting the C8 ZR1 is the first TTV8 US made car with more than 755HP.
 

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That was the C7 specs, I'm betting the C8 ZR1 will be the same 5.5 from the Z06 just twin turbo and upwards of 800hp.

The "unthinkable" part is no other US maker besides Cadillac has ever had a twin turbo V8 performance car and more that 755HP. The CT6V had a 4.2L TTV8 in a big heavy sedan and was only rated for 500-525HP. So I'm betting the C8 ZR1 is the first TTV8 US made car with more than 755HP.
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Got that from Autoweek,
searching I see there is no confirmed powerplant (maybe that's part of the buzz, get people talking)
..personally, I'd go for twin turbo over supercharger.
There's ways of getting around turbo lag

Either way, it'll be killer
 

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Straight up, love to have this truck

2024 Tacoma TRD

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I love the looks of the recent Taco's, but they just don't have enough legroom for a cat like me.
Weirdly, the Ford Maverick beats it by a few inches. To my experience anyway.

It's a shame, they are still top 3 best trucks on the market, and hold their value like a Jeep.
 

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I love the looks of the recent Taco's, but they just don't have enough legroom for a cat like me.
Weirdly, the Ford Maverick beats it by a few inches. To my experience anyway.

It's a shame, they are still top 3 best trucks on the market, and hold their value like a Jeep.
I'm just still blown away by the concept of a front-wheel drive truck.... and the fact that a sizeable amount of people are buying it.
 

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I'm just still blown away by the concept of a front-wheel drive truck.... and the fact that a sizeable amount of people are buying it.
Plenty of people just need a workable bed on a light truck.. The maverick isn't really meant to haul too much weight, and I wouldn't tow much of anything with it. Hell, the bed isn't really that big on them anyway. It's a glorified, street legal golf cart, and anybody buying them needs to make sure that's what they want. It fills that need well.

The Santa Cruz being front wheel drive is far more confusing. It presents as a much larger, more capable truck and just doesn't have the stones to actually do it.
 

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All I'm saying is, 20 years ago if an executive at any Automobile brand proposed a FWD truck concept, they'd be called an idiot and likely fired on the spot. Back in the day, Ford had the very compact (for a truck) Ranger. And it sure as heck wasn't FWD. But I get it, government regulations killed off the small truck concept as an actual Work truck.

I'm just glad that higher trims of the Maverick exist that are at least All-Wheel Drive.
 
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