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2014 Corvette LT1 V8 Engine Produces 450 HP and Gets 26 MPG

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Around these parts, we like gadgets, games, LEGOs, and lots of other geeky crap stuff. But we also like our cars. General Motors put out a press release this week about the engine that will be used in the 2014 Corvette, and the gear-heads around here got all tingly.

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The 2014 Corvette will debut as a 2014 model in late 2013.┬áIt will have a 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood providing 450 HP, making it the most powerful base Corvette engine ever offered. The engine will also produce 450 pound-foot of torque and promises performance of 0-to-60 mph in under 4 seconds. Any treehuggers out there might be shaking your fists right now chanting “Prius!… Prius!….”

Before you grab your pitchforks, consider that the engine has an EPA estimated 26 mile-per-gallon rating on the Highway. Considering this is a big and powerful sports car engine, 26 MPG is pretty impressive.

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If automakers continue to develop standard gasoline-powered engines with such impressive fuel economy I’m not sure EVs and hybrids will ever go mainstream.





Comments (2):

  1. Trent says:

    Actually if you read it, it’s getting better than 26 mpg. And it said will be the most economical corvette ever. The c5 got 29mpg highway, so it should get better than 29mg.

  2. Mark says:

    The Corvette Action Center has all the specs and high resolution photos of the 2014 C7 Corvette’s LT1 engine:

    http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/specs/c7-corvette/2014-c7-corvette/index.html

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