2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray 6.2L LT1 rated at 460 hp, 465 lb-ft
Chevrolet has officially dropped power figures for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The sports car’s 6.2-liter V8 can crank out up to 460 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. Most of the torque, up to 316 lb-ft, is available from just 1,000 rpm, and wide open the LT1 V8 produces just 5 lb-ft less than the outgoing LS7 in the Z06. Mercy.
Using the standard exhaust, the engine yields 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet estimates that’s good enough to get the 2014 Corvette to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds. Even with all that thrust on hand, Chevy says the LT1 is more efficient than ever. Active Fuel Management, direct injection and variable valve timing help cut emissions by 25 percent.
In addition, engineers threw a spate of advancements at the mill, including four-into-one exhaust manifolds, a new intake manifold design and an oil system with piston squirters to keep the cylinders cool under hard use. The system also allows for an available dry-sump oiling system. Check out the full press release below for more information. You can also click through the massive gallery for all the smallblock porn you can handle.
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