kalvano wrote:I've met some of the people that work in the Corvette factory. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that, despite Chevy's marketing, comparing the quality control for a Vette engine to anything even remotely associated with Bugatti is like saying Dell builds a decent computer.
I'd agree with you if it was a regular corvette engine(LS2, LS3). The engines I'm talking about(LS7,LS9) are the variants put into their ~65k and ~100k MSRP variants. Not saying that it's a better engine because they're put into more expensive variants of the same car.
I'm saying that their QA on those engines is "next to none outside of VW's upper divison..." Which puts them on par with Porsche, Ferarri, Mercedes AMG, etc. with engine construction.. but I'd be inclined to say that any engine that powers the Bat Mobile is definitely better than a Bugatti's power plant.
At any rate, you can't get any better with quality assurance once you start independently hand building engines, at least in my opinion. That's why it's so important that race cars get their engines blueprinted if it's not a hand-built engine.