At a time when new technology and advanced engineering is the price of entry for a new pickup truck, GM has the chance to do something special with its next-generation small-block V-8, called the Mouse Motor by some.
Most reports have the new Mouse destined for the next Chevrolet Corvette and 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500s. The new motor is getting a lot of press lately about what types of "super science" will be packed into the power plant.
Some of the best speculation we've seen comes from EngineLabs.com, which has collected all the available info from a number of sources in a single story and included its best guesses. Technology such as cam phasing, radiator shutters and active intake manifolds could be in our truck-loving future.
Take a look at this story from Mike Magda as he sifts through the various internet and media reports, and he offers his own guesses at what's coming next.
EngineLabs.com seems confident that a new generation of hybrid technology will continue to play a large role in GM's fuel economy strategy, as well as a pretty good V-6. Some other speculators suggest that the tech advances in the 2013 Ram 1500 caught the GM guys a bit off guard and have them scrambling a bit, but no doubt we'll hear more about that as we get more information. EngineLabs.com suggests we'll hear more by October or November.