Next Generation Corvette Will Be Given Small Block V8 Engine

Written by tonks on June 30, 2010

Chevy is taking some bold steps to ensure that the next generation Corvette is going to be bigger, badder, and of course faster than previous models. According to sources inside of GM the new model is going to be getting a brand new engine. This is contrary to the rumors surrounding this subject that claimed the new Corvette would be using a V6 instead of the usual V8 engine.

The biggest change will be in the C7 power plant – which will be downgraded from the 6.2 or 7.0 liter. According to speculation, the new model will be given one of the next generation small block GM engines. If this is true than it will have a sport direct injection, new combustion system design, and E85 capability.

One of the biggest features that will not be included are overhead cams. However, GM will continue to use their standard overhead valve design. This will help to lower the cost of manufacturing it and provide small engine dimensions.

With all of these features the new V8 engine will be cleaner and more fuel efficient without ever losing any of its power. Corvette fanatics will be happy to know that the C7 engine has the ability to displace 5.5 liters and push out 440 horsepower. Although the displacement is lower than the standard 6.2 and 7.0 liter – it will have more horsepower than the 430 hp it has now.


Posted Under: Chevrolet

Reader Comments

Looks like an interesting car, unlike the Americans to put a massive engine a car!

#1 
Written By Will on July 6th, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

Thats a good move and a car looks extremely designed…..Defined with the right word so… Nest Generation car….. with whole black color, i think Batman will be the first one to buy this beauty……….

#2 
Written By Jack on July 9th, 2010 @ 6:56 am

Looks wonderful. Great reading your post as well. Thanks.

#3 
Written By CB on July 12th, 2010 @ 7:21 am

I definetely think this car looks like the Bat Mobile and agree with Jack that Batman will be the first to buy one. I like the fact that the V8 engine will be cleaner and more fuel efficient, pretty awesome for this type of car.

#4 
Written By Competitive Cars on July 28th, 2010 @ 8:08 am

Why dont they look the hybrid way? Look at the Porsche 918 – THAT will sell cars. If it works, of course… ;-)

#5 
Written By f1 careers on August 2nd, 2010 @ 10:45 am

With so much speed it requires more fuel than other ordinary cars. But from post it is suggested that car will reduce the fuel consumption and more cleaner than earlier one. This is good for the luxury brand.

#6 
Written By Tow Truck on August 4th, 2010 @ 8:27 am

Indca is the best indian car

#7 
Written By Top ten cars on August 9th, 2010 @ 5:58 am

Yes…definitely this is nice car.i like that this concept v8 engine will be more cleaner & more fuel efficiently.i agree with jack that batman will be the first to buy one.

#8 
Written By SamSmith on August 16th, 2010 @ 5:15 am

WOW :) corvette looks so amazing!!

#9 
Written By Supercars on September 19th, 2010 @ 8:46 am

Looks awesome…… its truly looks like next generation car.

enjoy reading your post. keep posting the updates of next generation cars

#10 
Written By Lifted Trucks on September 23rd, 2010 @ 7:33 am

I think the design needs to be changed (slightly). the back looks like pooh. They need to smooth it out and not make it look like a classic cadillac (wings). The front needs to be softened some too. The engine idea is good. I hope they can get some good horsepower results, like 100hp/liter.

#11 
Written By Jon on October 1st, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

Hey “supercars” want to buy such amazing cars just visit the superoldcars.com

#12 
Written By Hummer Limo on October 19th, 2010 @ 2:09 am

ugly dumbass car.

#13 
Written By hime on October 19th, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

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