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The Chevrolet Corvette is the last true sports car to use a pushrod V8, and you might not think that's a good thing. After all, overhead-cam engines have been the standard for decades at this point, so why would you use an old-school cam-in-block engine today? Especially in a Corvette, which has to compete with the best from Porsche, BMW, and everyone else?

There are actually a number of good reasons to stick with pushrods, which Engineering Explained's Jason Fenske lays out in his newest video. Fenske speaks about the general advantages of pushrod engines, but we're going to talk specifically about the Corvette here. Why? It's an especially interesting car to use pushrods, and well, we just like Corvettes.



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Re: Pushrod Engine in the Corvette

This is a perfect example of why 2-valve, push rod engines are used in the 11,000 HP nitromethane burning NHRA dragsters and funny cars. Thanks to the simplicity of design, the crews can completely disassemble, overhaul, and reassemble the engines in 30+ minutes between each round of competition...
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Re: Pushrod Engine in the Corvette

My dream car, 1995 Buick Roadmaster station wagon, has a corvette engine in it. . Black, tinted windows, perfection in disguise.
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Re: Pushrod Engine in the Corvette

Hard to beat a C7, bang for the buck, in the 2 seat sports car segment. I know of a left over 2017 3lt new in the low 50s
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Re: Pushrod Engine in the Corvette

Motus uses similar in their 1650cc V-4
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Hard to beat a C7, bang for the buck, in the 2 seat sports car segment. I know of a left over 2017 3lt new in the low 50s

From '77 to '00 I owned six Corvettes and then one day I said "That's it, I'm done." I sold the last one and never looked back. In retrospect, as much as I loved the brand and the model it wasn't me. I guess that's why I look at Harley's the way I do....rolling dinosaur. I'm neither proud nor happy to write this, it's just the way I feel.
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Re: Pushrod Engine in the Corvette

Im the opposite. Prior to the C7 if you had given me a vette I would have sold it and bought an M car. The C7 was a home run, it has performance, handling, fuel economy, great looks and in a 3lt a great interior. It is a total package at a very reasonable price point for a sports car
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Let's not leave out aircraft piston engines. I think we could agree that they're supposed to be reliable.
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Let's not leave out aircraft piston engines. I think we could agree that they're supposed to be reliable.

So these are pushrod engines?
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