Our insomnia will meet an early rise tomorrow morning, as we will be covering a preview event for the all-new, next generation small-block V8 engine that will find its way in the 2014 C7 Corvette, 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, and many other future vehicles that we currently find cradling an LS- or Vortec-series motor. This is your notification to visit GM Authority tomorrow morning and afternoon for everything that’s been presented on the new small-block.
What We Know About The New Small Block
Leading up to the announcement, sources tell us that the new small block engine that will be previewed tomorrow will be the OHV pushrod, direct-injection motor destined for the Corvette C7.
The name: LT1.
The numbers: a 6.2-liter displacement, with 450 horsepower, and 450 pound-feet of torque.
While a bump in power from the 430 horsepower LS3 we currently see in the Corvette C6, we’re told it’s also better on power delivery, as it’s enough gusto to propel the 2014 C7 Corvette from 0-60 in under four seconds. And if we’re not mistaken, we’re not even talking ZR1 here.
Meanwhile, we’ll have to be alert about other displacements, such as the rumored 5.5-liter block, along with projections in fuel economy. We also know that you likely have plenty of questions yourselves, and if you would like to see if we can get them answered, type them in the comment section below.