What was the name of the first V8-powered Corvette?

The 1955 model year saw the introduction of the first Chevrolet Corvette powered by a V8 engine.

The original Corvette, which debuted in 1953, was powered by a six-cylinder engine,

but Chevrolet released a new V8 option for the sports car for the 1955 model year.

This small-block V8 engine outperformed the six-cylinder engine in terms of power and peak speed,

and it immediately became the engine of choice for Corvette customers.

The 1955 Corvette was also the first year that a manual gearbox option was available,

Ferrari, McLaren, and Ford's GT supercar all have high-performance V8 engines that may be deemed more powerful.