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Old 11-10-2012, 09:56 PM
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2014 C7 Corvette

Chevrolet unveiled the all-new Gen V small block V8 engine that will power the 2014 C7 Corvette. The new V8 will be designated the LT1 – the third time Chevrolet has used this RPO for a Corvette engine. Estimated power will be 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque and with a variety of fuel saving technologies, the new Corvette is estimated to get 26+ MPG.

• New Chevrolet Corvette V8 is 6.2 liters, designated LT1. This is the 3rd time for a Corvette engine to use that RPO code.
• 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. Entry-level car. 450 hp or more!
• New Corvette will use cylinder deactivation. Will go from 6.2 V8 to 3.1 V4 for better fuel economy.
• New V8 engine has 11.5:1 compression ratio. Direct fuel injection, cylinder deactivation; continuously variable valve timing; active fuel management
• 450 hp 450 lb-ft of torque. More than 26 mpg!
• New engine has a unique and complex piston head.
• New LT1 V8 has 50 lb-ft more low-end torque than current LS3 V8; matches the LS7 V8 from the Z06.
• LT1 engine to be built at Tonawanda engine plant in Buffalo, NY
• Premium fuel recommended, but not required.
• Spark plug is in the center of the chamber. Intake and exhaust valves are reversed.
• There will be an optional 11.5 quart dry sump oil system available for the new LT1 V8
• 6,600 RPM fuel cut off in the new LT1 motor
• All the new technologies on the LT1 make it a heavier motor than the LS3
• Patent-pending PCV system
• Final performance ratings will come in 2013
• Peak horsepower around 6,000 RPM; peak torque around 4,000 RPM
• New combustion process to be documented in an SAE paper to be published in the Spring of 2013
• LT1 is the first OHV engine with Direct Injection


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