The North American based automaker Chevrolet has recently unveiled the new LT1 V8 engine, which will make its debut on the next generation of the Corvette.
According to the car manufacturer, the new LT1 V8 engine has a displacement of 6.2 liters and the fifth generation small block is getting continuously variable valve timing, direct injection, a 11.5:1 compression ratio, a variable displacement oil pump, a Runners in a Box intake manifold, a specially designed exhaust system and more.
“Our objective for the development of the all-new LT1 was to raise the bar for performance car engines. We feel that we have achieved that by delivering a true technological masterpiece that seamlessly integrates a suite of advanced technologies that can only be found on a handful of engines in the world”, says the senior vice president of global product development, Mary Barra.
The new engine is producing a total output of 450 BHP (336 kW) and it has a peak torque of 609 Nm (450 lb-ft), which should allow the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than four seconds, as the automaker is saying. Additional details on the engine are limited for the moment and will probably be announced close to the new Corvette’s debut at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit.