Each year the Chevrolet Corvette gets better and better and with constant upgrades to the suspension, chassis and engine, the Corvette has positioned itself as one of the best sports cars in the world dollar for dollar. Released in 2005 and now in its 5th year of production the C6 Corvette will soon be replaced by the C7, a car that is to be fitted with GM’s new next generation of small block V8’s. It is said that GM has invested $890 million to develop this engine with power output being in the 440 horsepower range.
Test engines are reportedly already being run in by Chevrolet at their test center in Detroit. The new small block, at 5.5-liters will have aluminum heads and block, a new combustion system and direct-injection while still retaining a traditional overhead-valve layout to keep production costs down. Right now there is speculation as to what the new C7 Corvette will actually look like, but if it’s anything like what we’ve seen in the renderings then we’re sure to be happy campers.