GM is reusing the engine designation LT1 for their 2014 Corvette
engine. Massive head changes along with more tweaking of the
piston/rod design. Interesting intake runners feeding into large head
ports between exhaust and intake valves that have traded places.(?)
Valves were also cocked to make room for those bigger runners and
required the long lost eyebrows in the piston tops. Not a huge HP/TQ
increase maybe 450 with a 6,500 RPM red line/fuel-c/o. Like most GM
engines it will have VVT but I still don't get a clear understanding
as to how their system works yet.
Never got into the LT5 and only drove it twice and now the base
Corvette engine makes it rather ho-hum. Plus it hasn't held it's King
of the Hill position very well with the present push rod engine that
turns out 22% more HP and this new one will be closing up on that gap
at 11% in base form.
05 C6 Silver/Red 6spd Z51
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