Tonawanda To Build 6.2L LT2 V8 Engine For 2020 Corvette Stingray14
General Motors has announced its Tonawanda Engine plant will be tasked with building the 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engines that will find their way into the 2020 Corvette Stingray.
Tonawanda Engine also built the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that powered the C7 Corvette Stingray, so this announcement continues the plant’s relation to the storied American nameplate.
GM president Mark Reuss paid a visit to the Tonawanda Engine plant today, located across the Niagara River in Buffalo, where he said that the plant’s employees’ experience building Small Block engines made it a perfect fit to build the high performance new LT2.
“The 2020 Stingray is Chevrolet’s first production mid-engine Corvette – the fastest, most powerful entry Corvette ever – offering new levels of performance, technology and craftsmanship,” Reuss said during his visit to the expansive 190 acre facility. “The Tonawanda team is up to the challenge to build this new LT2 engine at world-class quality levels that Corvette customers have come to expect.”
In addition to the LT2, Tonawanda is also responsible for building GM’s 2.5-liter LCV four-cylinder and 2.0-liter LSY/LTG turbocharged engines, the 4.3-liter LV3 V6, 5.3-liter L83 V8 and 6.6-liter L8T V8.
The LT2 engine boasts a stock output of 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque in the 2020 Corvette Stingray when equipped with the optional Performance Exhaust. Compared to the LT1 found in the previous generation Corvette, the LT2 has improved intake and exhaust manifold designs, a superior dry sump lubrication system and a different camshaft. The bore and stroke are the same at 6.2-liters, of course, and it also has the same 11:5:1 compression ratio.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray is produced exclusively at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky.
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Beside this Tonawanda plant is the casting plant that also makes the heads and blocks for the Blackwing 4.2 liter DOHC engine for the Cadillac. Then those major parts are shipped to Bowling Green, to be hand assembled for the Blackwing powered Caddy. GM spent a huge amount of money to upgrade the facility at least twice over the past 6 years, to make the best of the GM engines. They might even make the blocks and heads for the GM 6.6 liter diesel, but i’m not sure about it.
Once cast-iron manufacturing was shuttered at the Defiance Foundry a couple of years ago, I think GM began sourcing the Duramax blocks from Neue Halberg Guss in Germany.
Change 100k + for vette not 60k for a lesser veh. Tarnish Corvette, Camero ZL1 for the people who want to have lots of daily driveability. That’s asking to much. GM Whiskey tango foxtrot?
You’ve lost all credibility with:
*Camaro (not Camero)
*too much (not to much)
*various elementary-level punctuation mistakes
Take a nap and sleep it off. 🙂
I love how they trimmed the engine and compartment with higher grade materials.
The exhaust headers look great. I can see some street rods using them.
I Imagine the hot rod builders taking this engine and transmission and getting creative.
The coil pack mounting location being shifted to oil-pan level is an interesting change. The one rap hot rodders have always had about the LS-series engines is those ugly packs being mounted on the valve covers. The new location might cause fitment problems when trying to swap this engine into an early chassis, but such issues always find a solution.
I noted that also. It did clean the engine up much. It also removed the coils from the heat of the exhaust.
There will likely be an LT2 crate engine package available through Chevy performance which addresses these issues, and adds availability of manual transmission flywheel and compatible starter. Rumor is that the LT1 crate engine goes away, and the LS3 crate engines will no longer be built, although there is sufficient quantity available to last awhile.
That is a clean looking engine. Those red valve covers…POP! Way to go, GM!!!
Please put this into the 2021 Camaro SS 1LE Please!!!
Across the Niagara River from what? Niagara River is border of USA and Canada, so across Niagara River is….. Canada
New York. Tonawanda is in New York. It is near Buffalo.
A more interesting question is whether Chevrolet will make this LT2 available in the Camaro.
LT2 in the new Camaro Z28. Perfect fit as they’ve always said the Z will never be supercharged. Engine has low center of gravity and 500 hp. Do some further weight reductions to the Camaro like they did for the 5th gen Z, big sticky rubber and you’ve got a track monster. Thumbs up GM!