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Corvette LT1 V8 Chosen One of Ward's 10 Best Engines for Second Consecutive Year

General Motors has a new piece of hardware for their trophy case thanks to WardsAuto, who selected the C7 Corvette LT1 V8 as one of their 10 Best Engines for 2015, the second straight year that the LT1 was so honored.

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GM Trademarks LT5 and LTX Engine Names

by Mitch Talley on April 29, 2013

GM Trademarks LT5 and LTX Engine Names

The LT nameplate has a long and storied performance history for Corvette and General Motors.

Looks like a new chapter could well be added by the seventh generation of the ‘Vette.

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[VIDEO] Jordan Lee Talks about GM’s LT1 V8 Engine

by Keith Cornett on November 19, 2012

[VIDEO] Jordan Lee Talks about GM's LT1 V8 Engine

Last month’s unveiling of the new Gen 5 LT1 V8 engine to the media was the culmination of five years of hard work and dedication by the small block engineering team lead by Jordan Lee, Chief Engineer and Program Manager for the small block engine family. Jordan has a long history with the fifth-generation small block engine which he recently shared on Faces of GM.

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[VIDEO] No Escaping the Corvette-Powered Volvette V70 Police Car

It may look like an ordinary Volvo police car, but it’s anything but.

Get prepared to hear lots of squealing tires and watch lots of donuts during this video featuring a very unusual Volvo V70, which has earned the nickname Volvette.

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Tonawanda Engine Plant Excited to Build the LT1 for the 2014 C7 Corvette

The new Corvette will mean more than just an exciting new car for enthusiasts.

In Tonawanda, in the western part of New York, it will mean the creation of hundreds of jobs at the town’s General Motors engine assembly plant.

Officials announced this week that the Tonawanda plant will be the site where the C7 Corvette’s state-of-the-art LT1 V8 engine will be built starting early in 2013.

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OFFICIAL: 2014 C7 Corvette to Feature 450hp 6.2 Liter V8; Revive LT1 Name

As you already know, more pieces of the 2014 C7 Corvette puzzle came together Wednesday morning as GM officially unveiled the highly anticipated engine that will power the next-generation of America’s sports car. We’ve already seen the new C7 emblem and we can now officially report that a 6.2L direct injection V8 will motivate the upcoming 2014 Corvette. The new Corvette’s motor will bear the “LT1″ option code for the third time in its 60-year history.

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[VIDEO] Watch the 2014 C7 Corvette's LT1 Engine Build Animation

The new Corvette LT1 engine, the first of the Gen 5 family of Small Block engines, combines several advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing to support an advanced combustion system. As part of its rollout today, GM put together this cool animation of the C7 Corvette’s new LT1 Gen 5 small block V8 being virtually assembled.

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Return of the LT1: 2014 C7 Corvette to Get 450hp V8 Engine

by Keith Cornett on October 24, 2012

Return of the LT1: 2014 C7 Corvette to Get 450hp V8 Engine

This morning, Chevrolet unveiled the all-new Gen V small block V8 engine that will power the 2014 C7 Corvette. The new V8 will be designated the LT1 – the third time Chevrolet has used this RPO for a Corvette engine. Estimated power will be 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque and with a variety of fuel saving technologies, the new Corvette is estimated to get 26+ MPG.

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Vicari to Auction 1969 Corvette with M Code Engine Block at Biloxi Event

Vicari Auction Company announced that they will offer over 400 collector cars at their 16th annual Biloxi event October 12th and 13th 2012 held during the week-long Cruisin’ the Coast car show. About a dozen Corvettes will cross the block including a 1969 Coupe with an M Code engine block. What’s an M Code Corvette you ask? Give an electronic fist bump to the Read More button below to find out.

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Two English Gents Show How to Cook with a Corvette V8 Engine

We’ve all heard of having fun with our Corvette, but a recent video from recombu.com’s Joyride with Rory Reid features the host and his pal, English actor/comedian Robert Llewellyn, definitely taking that idea and spinning it off in a different direction.

The two gents used a Corvette C6 convertible for what some might term a “car-b-que” in the English countryside and captured the entire unique experience on video.

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