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      10-31-2006, 03:21 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by replicat View Post
Praise the gods new pics!!!!!!!!!!! yaaay!!!!

These idiots are stupid, if the V8 is supposedly derived from the damn M5/6, how would it have direct injection. Its a new engine dammit! Stop saying that its a M5 engine with two cylinders cut off!!
I hope it does get an entirely new engine, however, GDI by itself is not "proof" of a new engine. It is proof of a redesigned head, probably redesigned pistons as well as some fancy new injection electronics. The entire block and all lowers could be from the M5, again shortened by one bank. If there is significant reuse of M5 design/technology that is fine with me too, it is a fantastic powerplant that lets the M5 run with and sometimes trounce supercars costing twice as much.