First made in 1953, it has always been an American’s dream car and the big news is the latest vehicle will come with some awesome changes – it will be the 2018 Corvette with 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 Engine.
It was first seen in some online chatter, Reddit to be specific, where lovers discussed an internal document being leaked. In fact, a document belonging to General Motors’ service department did show that a new Corvette was going to have a 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8.
How is the 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 Engine
Described in the document as the DOHC 6.2-liter gasoline engine with 8 cylinders, direct injection, aluminum block and variable valve timing, this LT5 will surely be able to pack a punch in any mid-engine Corvette.
As the name itself suggests, Chevrolet’s newest Corvette will be powered by a monster of a power unit. A 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8, which is a powerful unit, will be inside the hood of this upcoming model. Although no specifics are available, this engine is capable of producing more than 650 hp of power (more than the Z06), a fantastic output for a Chevrolet sports car.
Which variant will this new 2018 Corvette with 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 Engine be?
Now which specific Corvette model is going to be housing the new engine is something only time will reveal. But, there are 2 models which come to mind when you think of the possibilities that could house this monster. One is a C7 ZR1 which could have this V8 or the C8 – both these vehicles are being readied for a launch shortly and hence any one of them could be the next 2018 Corvette with 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 Engine.
It is more likely that the C7 ZR1 will have the 6.2-liter LT5 since it is being prepared as a Corvette 2018 model, while C8 will probably be out by 2019. Also, one of C7’s predecessors, the C4 ZR1 had a similar LT5 engine under its hood – a 5.8-liter DOHC V8, which again strengthens its case.
Again, as far as a new Corvette 2018 with 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 Engine is concerned, it is very probable that both vehicles could have the said engine. Chevrolet could really do with upgrading their supercharged LT4, as the new LT5 V8 is anticipated to be a twin-turbocharged version of LT4.
2018 Corvette with 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 Engine – Release Date
Expect this new 2018 Corvette with 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 engine to be out by mid-2018. And with an engine like that, it is going to be quite a rage.