"Many naysayers in the automotive community criticize the Corvette's for using a "primitive" cam-in-block engine design. In fact, all but a few automakers have switched over to the so called superior overhead cam designed. However, many fail to recognize is that the cam-in-block 90 degree V8 is the engine is the most compact, simplest and lightweight engine for achieving high displacement. It is this same reason that almost all automotive gearheads make a cam in block engine their first choice for racing applications. (Nascar, NHRA, Throphy Trucks, powerboats you name it!) " "I love quality American made products "