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Old 11-10-2012, 09:58 PM
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“The Holy Grail for developing a performance car is delivering greater performance and more power with greater fuel economy and that’s what we’ve achieved,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “By leveraging technology, we are able to get more out of every drop of gasoline and because of that we expect the new Corvette will be the most fuel-efficient 450 horsepower car on the market.”

The LT1 is the first of the all-new 5th generation of small blocks and is packed full of technology. The quantity of carryover parts is so small that they’ll fit into a sandwich bag. Everything else is new. Here are a few of the highlights:

• The most powerful standard Corvette ever, with preliminary output of 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm)
• The quickest standard Corvette ever, with estimated 0-60 performance of less than four seconds
• The most fuel-efficient Corvette ever, exceeding the 2013 EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
• Advanced combustion system optimized with 6 million hours of analysis
• Direct injection
• Active Fuel Management (AFM)
• Continuously variable valve timing
• 40 pounds lighter than BMW’s twin-turbo 4.4L, DOHC V-8 with similar output.
• All-aluminum block and oil pan
• Advanced oiling system, with available dry-sump system:
• Four-into-one exhaust manifolds

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