New 6.2L LT1 V8
New Chevrolet Corvette V8 is 6.2 liters, designated LT1. Not the first time a Corvette engine has that RPO code.
0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. Entry-level car. 450 hp or more!
New Corvette WILL use cylinder deactivation. Go from 6.2 V8 to 3.1 V4 for better fuel economy.
New V8 engine has 11.5:1 compression ratio. Direct fuel injection, cylinder deactivation; continuously variable valve timing; active fuel management
450 hp 450 lb-ft of torque. More than 26 mpg!
New engine has a unique and complex piston head.
New LT1 V8 has 50 lb-ft more low-end torque than current LS3 V8; matches the LS7 V8 from the Z06.
LT1 engine to be built at Tonawanda engine plant in Buffalo.
Premium fuel recommended, but not required.
Spark plug is in the center of the chamber. Intake and exhaust valves are reversed.
There will be an optional 11.5 quart dry sump oil system available for the new LT1 V8
6,600 RPM fuel cut off in the new LT1 motor
All the new technologies on the LT1 make it a heavier motor than the LS3
Patent-pending PCV system
Final performance ratings will come in 2013
LT1 Engine build animation video --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E-DQ1qQyJk
Peak horsepower around 6,000 RPM; peak torque around 4,000 RPM
New combustion process to be documented in an SAE paper to be published in the Spring of 2013
LT1 is the first OHV engine with Direct Injection