What You Need to Know about the C8 Corvette’s LT2 V-8 Engine

The newest version of the 6.2-liter small-block V-8 makes up to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque and doesn’t require routine engine-out service.

Chevy’s small-block V-8 has been a part of the Corvette legacy since 1955. It continues in the C8 as the LT2, making more power and more torque (495 horsepower and 470 pound feet with the performance exhaust) than the LT1 in the outgoing car. The LT2 expands the small-block’s capabilities with more-efficient intake and exhaust manifolds, a more-robust lubrication system, and a new camshaft. It uses the same bore and stroke, as well as the same forged crankshaft, rods, and 11.5:1-compression-ratio pistons, as the LT1 upon which it’s based.

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