Chevrolet Performance is the go-to source for enthusiasts and racers looking to upgrade or restore their Chevy, with a broad range of products on hand to cater to an equally broad range of interests. Now, Chevrolet Performance is providing a behind-the-scenes look at some of the things work that goes into the products it offers with the following brief video feature.
Clocking in at three minutes, 21 seconds, the video starts with a quick look at some of Chevy’s history, dating back to the introduction of the legendary Small Block V8 engine.
“Engineered for performance. Built to last,” the video narration begins. “Since the introduction of the V8 Small Block by Chevrolet in 1955, the Bow Tie has lived by that creed.”
The video later talks to Chris Little, former Engineering Group Manager, Performance Parts and Design at General Motors, who leads the viewer through the initial stages of creating a Chevrolet Performance part or engine.
“We start with a CAD screen with an idea, [a] team of designers working with the engineers to put the vision into the digital realm,” Little says. “Then we have the ability to take that and machine whatever we need to make in-house, and bring that over to our build room.”
The footage includes the Chevrolet Performance shop and some of tools used to create the various engines and components. The video also features a look at the dedicated engine dyno, where the Chevrolet Performance team tests “anything from 100-horsepower engine, all the way up to 1,200 horsepower and beyond,” Little says.
In addition to insights from the Chevrolet Performance Team and a look at the process that goes into making the Chevrolet Performance engines and parts, the video also includes quick shots of those engines and components in action with various race cars, including road-racing Corvettes and drag-racing Camaros. We also get to see some Chevrolet Performance mule vehicles, which are the first applications for a given engine or component for real-world testing purposes.
If you’re Chevrolet Performance fan, this video is definitely worth a watch: