Next-generation Chevrolet Corvette to boast new, high-tech V-8 engine

On Wednesday, Chevrolet brand owner, General Motors (GM), unveiled the new, high-tech 6.2-liter V-8 engine for the company's next-generation model of Chevrolet Corvette.

The engine of the new Corvette model - which will be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2013 - will replace the existing 6.2-liter powerplant of the 2013 Corvette; and will be the first of the fifth generation of GM's "small block" V-8 engines.

With engineers revealing that the new Corvette's V-8 engine will put out 450 horsepower, and will be capable of helping the car pick up a 0-60 mph speed in less than four seconds, Chevrolet said that the next-generation version of the company's sleek sports car will be the fastest, the most powerful and the most efficient of all the Corvette models manufactured thus far.

So far as the mileage is concerned, while it might take till next year for the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out the next-generation Corvette's mileage tests, it is being believed that the car will probably be more fuel efficient than the present Corvette which gives 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

About the next-generation Corvette's engine, Tadge Juechter - chief engineer on the 2014 Corvette - said: "The Holy Grail for developing a performance car is delivering greater performance and more power with greater fuel economy, and that's what we've achieved."