Video: Building the C7 Corvette's New LT1 Engine

The seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette will make its official debut on January 13, 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show. Unfortunately, all Chevrolet has unveiled until now are three teaser videos that show almost nothing from the Chevrolet’s challenger to the new SRT Viper. Today however, we have a video for you that presents the building process of the car’s new LT1 6.2L small block engine.

The new LT1 Gen V engine delivers at least 450 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 450 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. This represents a minimum of a 20-horsepower increase over the previous 6.2-liter V-8. Additionally, Chevrolet announced an impressive fuel economy of 26 mpg for the 2014 ’Vette .

The new engine will be built by Darryl Johnson and the workers at the Tonawanda (NY) Engine Plant. It is here where Chevrolet made a $425 million investment and created over 700 new or retained jobs.


not only does it have to, but it will kick some ass!

i think this has to be a matter of national pride! this engine has to kick italian super car ass! it must be in shape to do so!

this engine will be great. it has to be. all we LT1 fans are waiting for it!

the LT1 is the top of the range corvette. so this engine has to be as great as the new car will be.

john is right! the LT1 name is a name that has to keep on being the pinnacle of GM’s technology.

smiley that is right otto. but there is much more at stake here: the LT1 name!

hey, they have to make a great engine. they must keep the new jobs they got!

i am sure that will be the case!

Darryl Johnson is right when he says the engine is the heart of the car. i hope the new ’vette LT1 will be great hearted!

i am sure that the guys at Tonawanda will deliver a great engine!

that is a great engine. lots of history around it, hence the great expectations!

otto, that is even better when the product is such a great engine!

new jobs and investments into actually producing something is a boost for the american economy. and that is great.

i think this is great new. and great news is good.

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