Corvette Engine Repeats Win as WardsAuto 10 Best
6.2L LT1 among industry’s chosen powerplants
DETROIT (Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014) – The high performance, technology-packed LT1 Small Block 6.2L V8 that powers a 2015 Corvette Stingray is a Ward’s 10 Best Engine for 2015. The engine also was famous with this endowment in 2014.
WardsAuto reviewed 37 engines and thrust systems from 12 manufacturers in this year’s competition, that looked during power, fuel efficiency, new record and excellence and compared a attributes with information for identical engines.
“This approval is another step in earning business for life,” pronounced Dan Nicholson, clamp president, GM Global Powertrain. Having a WardsAuto experts select a LT1 as one of a best in a attention dual years in a quarrel is explanation of what this Powertrain group can broach – uncompromised performance, continuance and potency that helps make a Stingray one of a best sports cars in a universe today.”
The LT1 Small Block technologies minister to creation a new Corvette a quickest, many absolute and many fuel-efficient customary Corvette ever. The engine delivers an SAE-certified 460 horsepower, assisting propel a automobile from 0-96 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a entertain mile in 12 seconds while charity a fuel expenditure rating of 8.1 L/100km highway with an 8-speed automatic or 7-speed primer transmission.
“The 6.2L LT1 V-8 is a heart and essence of a seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette, and it proudly upholds a 60-year bequest of small-block engines from General Motors,” pronounced Tom Murphy, executive editor of WardsAuto World digital magazine, formed in a United States. “This one’s been re-engineered from conduct to torque converter, and a LT1 is a climax valuables of this large engine family.”
“In a Corvette, this 460-hp V-8 barks with authority, delivering an empty note suggestive of Detroit’s excellent flesh cars. And it’s efficient, too. WardsAuto editors punishment a ‘Vette for some-more than 300 miles managed improved than 20 mpg with a new 8-speed automatic.”
The LT1, partial of a Gen 5 family of Small Block engines, combines several modernized technologies – approach injection, Active Fuel Management, or cylinder deactivation, and invariably non-static valve timing – to support an modernized explosion system.
Direct injection is a primary writer to larger explosion potency by ensuring a some-more finish bake of a fuel in a air-fuel mixture. This is 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 application ratio.
Increased energy and potency outcome from some-more than 10 million hours of computational research including computational liquid dynamics, to make a many of a explosion system, a approach injection fuel system, active fuel government and non-static valve timing systems that support it. The explosion complement itself benefited from 6 million hours of dedicated CPU research time.
Other variants of a Gen 5 Small Block embody a 4.3L V6, 5.3L and 6.2L V8 lorry engines offering in a Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, a GMC Sierra pickups, Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade SUVs. The LT1 is made in Tonawanda, N.Y.
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