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General Motors builds its 100-millionth small-block engine on November 29, 2011. The achievement comes 56 years after the first production small block and represents an engineering legacy that continues to deliver greater performance and efficiency through advanced technology. Find out more about what makes this engine special here.

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29.11.2011

Fifth Generation Promises a Leaner and Meaner Small Block

WIXOM, Mich. – A new direct-injection fuel system will help GM’s Gen-V small-block engine deliver greater fuel efficiency compared with the current generation. The fifth-generation small block is an all-new engine family that builds on the architectural and technology legacy of previous generations with greater efficiency, performance and refinement.

29.11.2011

GM Builds 100-Millionth Small-Block Engine

WIXOM, Mich. – General Motors today will build its 100-millionth small-block engine – 56 years after the first production small block – representing an engineering legacy that continues to deliver greater performance and efficiency through advanced technology.

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Born to Race

29.11.2011

WARREN, Mich. – A chronicle of the small-block V-8’s success in motorsports could fill several books. Since its introduction in 1955, the small block has helped Chevrolet and other GM brands win in virtually every form of racing, making it one of the most successful engines in all of motorsports.

Small Block Fast Facts

29.11.2011

One-hundred million engines since 1955 is the equivalent of more than 1.78 million produced every year – or about 3.4 small-blocks produced every minute for the last 56 years.

Small Block Performance Milestones

29.11.2011

1955: 265-cid V-8 debuts in all-new ’55 Chevrolet; Chevrolet General Manager Tom Keating drives a small block-powered Indy 500 pace car.

Secrets of the Small Block’s Success

29.11.2011

WIXOM, Mich. – General Motors has built the 100 millionth example of its small-block engine. The milestone came 56 years after the first production engine and represents the fourth generation of the iconic engine family.

Small Block Production

29.11.2011

Current and future small block production locations

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