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  • Alleged supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 for C7 Z06 - Photo by American Velocity Performance

    The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 isn't scheduled to debut until the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January, but here's a peek at its engine. American Velocity Performance posted a photo on Instagram this morning of what it says is a supercharged V-8 slated to power the Z06. Unlike the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that popped up in October, this one has clearly-identifiable "LT4" badges. As with previous generations, the Z06 will be a step up in performance from the base and Z51 Corvettes. We still expect a ZR1 replacement to emerge and become the top model in the Corvette lineup, though. Performance...

  • The LT1 V-8 undergoes production part verification in the Tonawanda Plant
    Building The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette’s LT1 V-8 Engine: Video

    When the new C7 Corvette goes on sale sometime in 2013, base models will come to market with an all-new 6.2-liter LT1 V-8. Chevy says the new engine will make 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, including the 400 pound-feet that are on tap between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. That kind of output...

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    Does Chevy's Small-Block V8 Have a Future? GM Thinks So

    In an age known for its electric vehicles, hybrid drivetrains, clean diesels and alternative fuels, you might not think there's a place in the world for a pushrod V8 with architecture dating back to the 1950s. GM disagrees though, and is currently making a case for continuing the lineage of one of...

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