2014 Corvette Stingray Cranks Out 460 Horsepower

Posted on 28. May, 2013 by in GM Canada

2014 Corvette Stingray Cranks Out 460 Horsepower

SAE certifications endorse new Corvette has many absolute customary engine ever






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DETROIT – The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s all-new LT1 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified during 460 horsepower (343 kW) during 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm) during 4,600 rpm, with a accessible opening empty system, Chevrolet announced today.

The Stingray is SAE-certified during 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) with a customary empty system. They are a top customary energy ratings ever for a Corvette, delivered with potency that is approaching approaching to be reduce than a stream model’s 7.7L/100km highway.

“The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine is a delight of modernized technology, delivering some-more energy and torque than ever before with larger efficiency,” pronounced Jordan Lee, Small Block arch engineer.

“The LT1’s opening complements a Corvette’s low mass with a extensive feeling of energy that builds as a rpm climbs. Drivers will knowledge some-more energy and acceleration than ever before with a customary engine – in fact, a energy and torque transcend many uplevel engines offering by competitors.”

At 74 horsepower per liter, a LT1 has larger energy firmness than a C6 Corvette’s LS3 6.2L engine and even a C6 Z06’s racing-derived 7.0L LS7. It also produces allied torque to a LS7 – adult to 4,700 rpm – and a rise torque is within 5 lb-ft of a 7.0L engine. That torque is generated early and postulated opposite a rpm band, with 316 lb-ft accessible during usually 1,000 rpm and 90 percent of rise torque accessible from 3,000 rpm to 5,500 rpm – giving a lightweight Corvette Stingray glorious acceleration during all speeds.

Chevrolet estimates a Corvette will run from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in reduction than 4 seconds.

The new LT1 engine’s high output, and high energy firmness and potency are due to several modernized technologies, including approach injection, Active Fuel Management and invariably non-static valve timing, that support an modernized explosion system.

Direct injection is a primary writer to a engine’s explosion efficiency, ensuring a some-more finish bake of a fuel in a air-fuel mixture. That’s achieved by precisely determining a reduction suit and fuel injection mist pattern. Direct injection also keeps a explosion cover cooler, that allows for a aloft focus ratio. Emissions are also reduced, quite cold-start hydrocarbon emissions, that are cut by about 25 percent.

Active Fuel Management, or cylinder deactivation, is a  first-ever focus on Corvette. It helps save fuel by undiscernibly shutting down half of a engine’s cylinders in light-load driving. Continuously non-static valve timing is polished to support a LT1 AFM and approach injection systems to serve optimize performance, potency and emissions.

These technologies support a all-new, modernized explosion system, that incorporates a new cylinder-head pattern and a new, sculpted piston pattern that is an constituent writer to a high-compression, reduction suit parameters enabled by approach injection.

Additional engine facilities include:

  • Advanced oiling complement with oil-spray piston cooling and accessible dry-sump oiling
  • Engine-mounted, camshaft-driven fuel siphon to support a approach injection system
  • Intake plural with “runners in a box” pattern that allows for high-efficiency airflow finished underneath a Corvette’s low hood line
  • High-flow, four-into-one empty manifolds formed on a pattern of a LS7 engine.

Small Block legacy

The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine is a fifth era of a Small Block engine family, that debuted in a Corvette in 1955. It replaced 4.3L (265 cubic inches) and was rated during 195 horsepower, sketch atmosphere and fuel by a four-barrel carburetor. Five years later, Small Block energy helped Corvette secure a initial feat during a 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 2012, a Small Block-powered Corvette Racing C6.R kick Ferrari, BMW and Porsche to brush a drivers’, team, and manufacturer championships in production-based American Le Mans Series GT class. These championships make Corvette Racing a many successful group in ALMS history, with a sum of 77 category wins, 8 drivers’ championships, and 9 manufacturer and group championships given 2001.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale this fall, with a automobile following by a finish of a year – any pity an all-new aluminum support structure and extended chassis, as good as totally new extraneous and interior designs.

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