General Motors Corp. on Wednesday introduced its new small-block Chevy engine—the LT1 6.2-liter V8—which will debut in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.

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The base C7, powered by this fifth-generation small block will make at least 450 horsepower and 450 foot-pounds of torque while demonstrating 26-miles-per-gallon fuel economy, according to The Detroit News.

GM officials say the base model will go zero to 60 in less than four seconds.

The new Chevy Corvette will be unveiled Jan. 13 in Detroit, the news story said.

For more information on the new LT1, you can get all the specs and background from GM News here.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.