Meet the 2014 Corvette's All-New 6.2L Small Block V8, Makes 450Hp and Returns +26mpg HWY

The all-new, seventh generation Corvette is one of the most talked-about sports cars of the year, but strangely enough, also one of the few that has managed to keep most of its secrets under wraps.

Starting with the new Vette logo and a not-too-revealing (to say the least) video, we thought that General Motors would embark on a long journey of teasing us about the next iteration of the iconic supercar without telling us much about it until its debut on January's Detroit Motor Show.

Well, a substantial part of that "journey" was covered toady by the official unveiling of the LT1 V8 which will power the Corvette C7 when it hits the market in late 2013.

Boasting a capacity of 6.2 liters, the first of the new Gen 5 family of Small Block engines has an output of 450HP and peak torque of 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) that help accelerate the 2014 Corvette from a standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than four seconds.

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