Earlier today, we got our first look at the engine of the 2014 Corvette. Now we've had a chance to hear it running.

The engine, which shares its name with the LT1 that powered the Corvette in the early 1990s, has preliminary figures that place it at 450 horsepower and 450 pound feet of torque.

Fuel cut off is at 6,600 RPM, and for the nerds among you that want to geek out at little details, the cylinders fire in the following order: 1, 8, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 3.

Take a quick listen to the new Heartbeat of America above.