600+ H.P. Small Block Available for the ’09 ‘Vette

January 13, 2008

Were he still with us today, the late Chevrolet Chief Engineer Ed Cole might not be surprised that GM’s classic Small Block V8 will be offered in a 2009 production Corvette with a rating of more than 600 hp (447 kW). After all, Cole (who later became GM’s president) was a visionary. When he and his assistant Harry Barr began sketching the new V8 in 1952, they designed in ample headroom for future development.

I found this in the January issue of Automotive Engineering International magazine. I’m not much of a Corvette fan, especially the later models, but 600 horse power in a small package sounds like fun.

The whole article is available here.

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