Chevrolet introduces the LT1 V8 engine - debuts in the 2014 Corvette [videos]

Chevrolet has introduced their new LT1 V8 engine which will debut in the 2014 Corvette.

Displacing 6.2-liters, the fifth-generation small block features direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. There's also a "Runners in a Box" intake manifold, a variable-displacement oil pump and a specially designed exhaust system.

The company estimates the engine will produce approximately 450 bhp (336 kW) and 450 lb-ft (609 Nm) of torque. This should enable the Corvette to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds.

Despite being more powerful than the LS3 V8, the LT1 will be more fuel-efficient thanks to cylinder deactivation technology. Under low loads, the engine deactivates four-cylinders to enable the Corvette to return an estimated 26+ mpg highway (US).

Check out the press release for additional information

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