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.
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