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