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GM is introducing a new 2.8L version of its DOHC V6 engine architecture (based on the 3.6L in the Cadillac CTS, STS, SRX and Buick Rondevous and upcoming LaCrosse). Initially the new engine will be the base motor in the Caddy CTS, and will have 210 HP and 194 Lb-Ft of Torque.

Of even more interest in the new releaseis the indication that there are two more displacements on the way, a 3.2L and a 3.8L. It also states that power outputs for this family of V6's will go as high as 370 HP and 350 Lb-Ft of torque! :thumbs The engines are all new from scratch designs, and are designed to be extremely flexible in what platforms they can be used in. They can also be used in any drivetrain configuration, AWD, RWD and FWD.

For a long time the import people have been bashing GM for its low tech pushrods. GM makes those pushrods by choice, because of certain advantages they bring to the table in many applications. However, those import guys may now have to admit that GM can make a highly advanced motor too, as these V6's appear capable of taking on the most advanced DOHC motors around!

How does this sound, a Solstice GTP using a 3.8L DOHC, VVT V6 with 370/350 for power numbers! :cool Ok, that isn't likely to happen, and that engine may be boosted too (those are high numbers for a N/A V6) but I'd take it!
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