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General Motors shows off next generation Corvette engine

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A Chevrolet logo is displayed on a vehicle at Courtesy Chevrolet dealership in Phoenix
A Chevrolet logo is displayed on a vehicle at Courtesy Chevrolet dealership in Phoenix

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Fans of the Chevrolet Corvette were treated to a view of the new engine that will power the completely redesigned 2014 model.

The new 6.2-liter V8 engine is a major accomplishment according to engineers.  Officials say the 450 horsepower motor will have a "cylinder deactivation" system that will help with fuel economy.

The new Corvette will be unveiled in January a few days before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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