GM ready to develop next-gen small block V8

GM ready to develop next-gen small block V8

The old small block Chevy, there’s no other engine in history that evokes quite as much nostalgia. General Motors now looks poised to push its mighty mouse motor well into the future by adding new technologies designed to clean up the mill’s emissions and improve economy. According to recent reports the small block is expected to be used in American vehicles from sportscars like the Camaro and Corvette to pickup trucks and SUVs.

GM announced that all of its next-generation small block V8s will use aluminum engine blocks in addition to being E85 compatible. Direct injection will also be added to the small block’s technologies and will help with much needed improved efficiency and greater power production. Finally, the combustion chambers will see a redesign that will further promote fuel efficiency.

An update of this nature to an existing engine line doesn’t come cheap and requires a suitable investment. GM are set to invest nearly $900 million US and will add or retain more than 1,600 jobs to make it all possible. Looks the the small block Chevy is getting dragged into the future.

The old small block Chevy, there’s no other engine in history that evokes quite as much nostalgia. General Motors now looks poised to push its mighty mouse motor well into the future by adding new technologies designed to clean up the mill’s emissions and improve economy. According to recent reports the small block is expected to be used in American vehicles from sportscars like the Camaro and Corvette to pickup trucks and SUVs.

GM announced that all of its next-generation small block V8s will use aluminum engine blocks in addition to being E85 compatible. Direct injection will also be added to the small block’s technologies and will help with much needed improved efficiency and greater power production. Finally, the combustion chambers will see a redesign that will further promote fuel efficiency.

An update of this nature to an existing engine line doesn’t come cheap and requires a suitable investment. GM are set to invest nearly $900 million US and will add or retain more than 1,600 jobs to make it all possible. Looks the the small block Chevy is getting dragged into the future.

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