Building the C7 Corvette’s LT1 V8 Engine
Following the announcement in late October that the next generation 2014 C7 Corvette would be powered by the 6.2L LT1 V8, a news report from the Tonawanda engine plant talked about how excited they are to be playing the key role of building the Gen 5 power plant for the Corvette.
Tonawanda Engine Plant area leader Darryl Johnson was at the Engine Reveal and talked with Faces of GM about the plants investment of $425 million which includes extensive renovations and the hiring and retention of some 700 jobs.
?We’re excited about, not just the product itself, but what we are delivering to the customer. The efficiency, the quality and not just the fact that it’s a corvette engine, it’s a signature of General Motors and Corvette. That’s the exciting part of it.?
Tonawanda has a long history of building engines for Corvette since the first 283 ci V8 was first installed in the 1955 Corvette.
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