Like the original 7.0L monster, the new V8 will be rated at 430hp and 610Nm (450lb-ft) of torque, reports Ward’s Auto. The original engines were used for a number of special Camaros and Corvettes, which today can sell in excess of $1 million so this new engine should be extremely desirable.
The reason for building just 427 examples of the modern version is because the old-style tooling actually wears out a little with each engine built.
The new engine will come equipped with a four-barrel carburetor, distributor, oil pan and water pump and can be optioned with air conditioning and a front accessory drive kit. Designers also updated the engine block, adding screw-in galley plugs and strengthening the casting.