Stingray’s LT1 Small Block 6.2-Liter V8 Is a Ward’s 10 Best Engine Winner
For the second year in a row, the Corvette Stingray’s LT1 Small Block 6.2-liter V8 has been named to WardsAuto’s 10 Best Engines list. The engine debuted last year in the 2014 Corvette Stingray but has continued to garner attention in the 2015 model.
“This recognition is another step in earning customers for life,” remarked Dan Nicholson, the vice president of GM Global Powertrain. “Having the WardsAuto experts choose the LT1 as one of the best in the industry two years in a row is proof of what this powertrain team can deliver – uncompromised performance, durability, and efficiency that helps make the Stingray one of the best sports cars in the world today.”
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In total, WardsAuto considered 37 engines and propulsions systems before narrowing the list down to the 10 best. The 37 engines considered represented vehicles 12 different automakers. The judges at WardsAuto considered aspects such as new technology, refinement, fuel efficiency, and, of course, power, and compared these features against attributes of similar engines.
“The 6.2-liter LT1 V8 is the heart and soul of the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette, and it proudly upholds the 60-year legacy of small-block engines from General Motors,” said Tom Murphy, the executive editor of WardsAuto World digital magazine. “This one’s been re-engineered from head to torque converter, and the LT1 is the crown jewel of this massive engine family.”
Congrats to Chevy and the Corvette Stingray.