More and more buyers are looking for powerful engine to boost the performance levels in their cars and trucks. That’s why, Chevrolet, after spending 25 years in offering only 6-cylinder engine, needed to take one step ahead to give a new V8 engine to compete with other vehicles.
The compact 8-cylinder engine with an efficient 90-degree “V” configuration, pushrod valve-train, and overhead valves not only changed the face of the brand, but also revolutionized the entire automotive industry.
A 6.2-L small block V8 engine in the new 2012 Corvette provides both momentous power (436hp), and impressive highway mileage of 26 mpg. So, GM plans to place the current lineup of power-plant in other vehicles like Silverado and Camaro.