GM Crosses Huge Milestone, Assembles 100 Millionth Small-Block Engine4
56 years after General Motors rolled off its first production small-block V8 from the assembly line, the company has managed to continue that lineage, and produce its 100-millionth successor today in Wixom, Michigan. Fittingly, engine number 100,000,000 is a 638 horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 engine that can only be found in the Corvette ZR1. That’s a staggering 443 horsepower more than the original 195 horse 4.3L small-block produced back in 1955. Even more appropriate is that this milestone happened during Chevrolet’s 100th year of existence.
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Thought this happened a month ago. Maybe I am wrong.
I think I remember hearing of this before.
I think I also said something about the small block being second only to the AK47 as objects that liberate people.
Chevy is Awsome. The Small Block is Truly the Holly Grail of perfomance.
THE single most popular and successful engine design in the world people! 100,000,000 and counting!think about it, or bring it up next time somebody is trying to tell you how low tech the OHV design is, or how inefficient, or heavy and big it is (it’s not either, and in fact lighter and smaller than just about anything short of the smallest 4 bangers!)