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2014 Engine Specs LT1

The next generation C7 Corvette LT1 6.2 liter base engine is revealed with an increase in horsepower and several technological advancements from the previous LS series found in the C6. The technological edge takes the next Corvette to a level of performance and efficiency that has never been seen before.

Without a doubt the Corvette will be the greenest sports car on the market. This is done without batteries or electric motors but good old fasion gasoline! Absolutly no loss in performance is realized with the most important advancement in engine technology ever put in a Corvette.

Active Fuel Managment is the system Chevrolet is calling the system that controls the GenV engine switching from a V8 to a V4. This system deactivates under light engine load conditions 4 cylinders to save fuel. Great pains were spent by GM engineers to maintain the sound of the V8 under all important areas Corvette lovers expect to hear.

The 450 hp and 450 ft lbs of torque is an improvement of 20 hp and 24 ft lbs of torque over the LS3 base Corvette engine. Enough of an increase to propel the C7 performance specs for 0-60 to under 4 seconds.

Performance and Technology Solutions

DI (Direct Fuel Injection)

CVVT (Constant Vairable Valve Timing)

AFM (Active Fuel Managment)

Advanced Cumbustion System

All of these improvements provide a better horsepower per liter than the Gen 4 LS7 and still provides better economy of 26+ MPG. Low and Mid Range Torque is improved by 50 ft lbs over the LS3 and on par with the LS7.

C7 Corvette LT1 Specs

  • Engine type: 90-degree V-8 with overhead valves; continuous VVT
  • Displacement: 6.2L (376 cubic inches)
  • Bore x Stroke (in / mm): 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
  • Cylinder block: cast aluminum with nodular main caps
  • Main bearing fasteners: six, including two cross-bolts per cap
  • Crankshaft: forged steel
  • Connecting rods: powder metal, 6.125 inches in length
  • Pistons: eutectic aluminum alloy
  • Compression ratio: 11.5:1
  • Cylinder heads: 319-T7 cast aluminum with 59.02cc combustion chambers
  • Valve angles (degrees): 12.5 intake, 12 exhaust
  • Intake valves: 2.13 inches (54mm) hollow
  • Exhaust valves: 1.59 inches (40.4mm) hollow sodium
  • Camshaft: Hydraulic-type with tri-lobe for fuel-pump drive
  • Camshaft lift: 0.551-inch (14mm) intake / 0.524-inch (13.3mm) exhaust
  • Camshaft duration: 200-degrees intake / 207-degrees exhaust (at 0.050-inch)
  • Lobe separation angle: 116.5 degrees
  • Fuel delivery: direct injection
  • Intake manifold: “runners in a box” design; composite construction
  • Throttle: 87mm electronically controlled throttle body
  • Ignition: 58X with individual coil-on-plug and iridium-tip spark plugs
  • Horsepower: 450 hp @ 6000 rpm (estimated)
  • Torque: 450 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm (estimated)
  • Max. engine speed 6,600 rpm (fuel cutoff)

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