Tonawanda To Build 6.2L Small Block V-8 to Power All-New 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
This news follows the reveal of the 2020 Corvette last week in Tustin, California.
Powered by the Tonawanda-built next-gen 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the 2020 Stingray will offer customers the most horsepower and torque of any entry Corvette: SAE-certified to 495 hp and SAE-certified to 470 lb.-ft. of torque (when equipped with performance exhaust.)
“The 2020 Stingray is Chevrolet’s first production mid-engine Corvette – the fastest, most powerful entry Corvette ever - offering new levels of performance, technology and craftsmanship,” said Mark Reuss, GM president, during a visit to the plant to meet with employees and community leaders. “The Tonawanda team is up to the challenge to build this new LT2 engine at world-class quality levels that Corvette customers have come to expect.”
Tonawanda currently builds a variety of award-winning engines used in a wide range of GM products including:
- 2.0L Turbo/2.5L – Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Colorado, Equinox, Traverse and Impala; Buick Regal, GMC Canyon, Acadia and Terrain and Cadillac ATS and CTS.
- 4.3L V-6, 5.3L V-8; 6.2L V-8 – Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe, GMC Yukon/Yukon Denali and Cadillac Escalade.
- 6.6L HD Small Block gas V-8 – 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.
In 2016, GM announced it would invest nearly $300 million in the Tonawanda plant to prepare the facility for future engine production. The next-gen 6.2L V-8 completes the work related to the investment. GM has invested more than $23 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations over the past decade.
Tonawanda employs more than 1,500 people and the hourly workforce is represented by UAW Local 774.
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