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New Corvette 6.2-liter V8 Officially Rated at 460hp* and 465lb-ft

Figures slightly better than Chevrolet's first announcement

 
 
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The new Corvette will be on sale this fall

ChevroletChevroletChevroletUnited States of America, 1911 > present82 models
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has officially announced that its new LT1 6.2-liter V8 in the seventh-gen CorvetteCorvette Stingray LT1Chevrolet Corvette Stingr...United States of America, 2014 > present16 photos
has been rated at 460hp and 465lb-ft of torque, as long as the buyer specs the optional performance exhaust. Without the performance exhaust, power is rated at 455hp and 460lb-ft of torque. When Chevrolet first announced the new V8 it said that it would produce around 450hp and 450lb-fot of torque.

Power is improved by 24hp and 27lb-ft when comparing the seventh-gen Corvette with sport exhaust to the sixth-gen CorvetteCorvette GS Coupe LT1Chevrolet Corvette GS Cou...United States of America, 2010 > present3 photos
with sport exhaust despite no change in displacement.

The LT1 produces 74hp per liter, which is even better than the sixth-generation Z06 Corvette. To get so much power, Chevrolet equipped the LT1 with direct injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing. It says that most of the power increase comes from the addition of direct injection.

Chevrolet is still holding back on its fuel efficiency but says that it will exceed 26mpg on the highway. It expects the car will accelerate to 60mph in less than four seconds. The sixth-generation base Corvette will accelerate to 60mph in exactly 4 seconds.

The LT1 is Chevrolet's fifth generation of small block V8s, which debuted in the CorvetteCorvetteChevrolet CorvetteUnited States of America, 1955 > present2 photos
in 1955. Like the previous generations, it is expected that it will be available in other GMGMGMUnited States of America, 1998 > present8 models
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performance models later. 

The seventh-generation Corvette goes on sale in the fall, and the convertible will go on sale at the end of the year.

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CorvetteCorvette
Chevrolet Corvette Gen.7 [C7]Chevrolet Corvette Gen.7 [C7]
Corvette Stingray LT1Corvette Stingray LT1
Engine
V 8
Displacement
376 cu in
Top Speed
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Transmission
7, Manual
Maximum power
455 hp
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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