The last time your humble narrator found himself driving a Corvette, someone saluted. It happened last fall in a 2013 427 Collector Edition Convertible, white with silver stripes, and the unexpected gesture of respect came courtesy of one of America's finest servicemen in khaki fatigues: a UPS driver. He stood up in the open doorway of his step van while opposing the sixth-generation Corvette at a stoplight, spontaneously presenting the stern-faced, clipped salutation of a veteran. Icons demand
Recently discovered General Motors trademark applications for LT4, LT5, LT88 and LTX have observers wondering what kind of high-performance offerings could be on their way. A new LT4 would mark a return of the engine designation first used on the Corvette Grand Sport, SLP Pontiac Firehawk and SLP Chevrolet Camaro SS from 1996 and 1997. Supposition at Corvette Forum – which provided advance intel on the C7 like these leaked images – believes a new LT4 could go into the high-performanc
Remember when there was a bit of consternation among the Bowtie faithful after Chevrolet introduced the Camaro ZL1? The issue wasn't around the big coupe's awesome performance, it was with the name – many wondered why the company hadn't chosen to exhume the company's legendary Z/28 moniker. There was a bit less of an outcry when Chevy showed off the 1LE model, but only just. Well, apparently there's a good reason why the Z/28 nameplate wasn't used – because they were saving it for th
2013 is shaping up to be a frantic year for Chevrolet, with over a dozen reveals and launches on its calendar. New iterations of the most financially and emotionally important vehicles to the brand are launching little more than a few weeks apart – the 2014 Silverado (financially) and the 2014 Corvette (emotionally). Better than any other models, these two lines form the bedrock for the Bowtie's identity and bookend its portfolio. The pickup is the backbone of the brand's profits (and inde
Provided Hurricane Sandy is cooperative, Hurricane Sandy unfortunately thwarted our plans to record Episode #306 of the Autoblog Podcast on Monday night, so we're going to have a run at it again tonight. If you missed out on asking your question yesterday, you've got a second bite at the apple today.
If it's never been said before that the cornerstone to General Motors performance is the small block V8, well, it ought to be on a factory plaque somewhere. And maybe some t-shirts. We can start printing up the latter right now: The General's evergreen performance linchpin is getting a 21st-century makeover in the form of this all-new 6.2-liter LT1.
Chevrolet is making huge news today, revealing most all of the details about its new, fifth-generation Small Block V8 engine – dubbed LT1 – the very mill that will power the upcoming 2014 Corvette. Note that we'll be updating this post all morning as the information keeps streaming in, so check back often.
A picture of a fuel injector (above), a few facts and a lot of supposition is all we know about the fifth-generation small-block engine on its way from General Motors. It is expected to debut sometime shortly in the C7 Chevrolet Corvette and be rolled out with the next-generation full-size pickup trucks, but no one is exactly sure what it will be.
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TRANSLOGIC is all about breakthroughs and innovations. We're admittedly quick to embrace transportation evolution and adopt new technologies. That said, we have no trouble completing the phrase, "If it ain't broke..." A redesigned OS riddled with bugs, a new handset that somehow gets worse reception, or a browser update that removes a commonly used feature--we understand that *deep breath* not all change is good.
That's why we were so intrigued by the story of the Chevy Small Block engine. 2011
No matter what side of the great domestic manufacturer debate you find yourself on, there's no denying the simple beauty of the Chevrolet small block engine. Whether it be the early 256 cubic-inch forefather or the ubiquitous 350-cubic-inch that we all know and love, the 90-degree General Motors V8 has established itself as an integral part of the fabric of America. GM is set to build its 100 millionth small block this year, and Translogic decided to mark the occasion by spending some time with