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Our first thought on stepping onto the plant floor: "Modern Marvels, here we come."


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.

General Motors announced that it will invest $100 million to retool and enhance its GM Components Holdings Rochester Operations facility in Rochester, NY. The retooling will enable The General to manufacture its next-generation, fuel efficient small block car and truck engines. Cathy Clegg, GM's vice president of labor relations, says that, "The Gen V small block engine family will have unprecedented fuel efficiency, and GMCH Rochester Operations will play a key role in helping us deliver these