Introduced in 1955, the Chevrolet small-block engine has become legendary. Some fifty-seven years after its debut the simple eight-cylinder is still the main powerhouse used in the Chevy vehicle lineup, for most trucks and sport vehicles. Over the years, it has gained more power and torque, not to mention technology . Check out how far the Chevy small-block has come in the last half a century and where some of the most potent factory small-blocks now come from in the Chevrolet Technology Series video above.

Chevrolet prides itself on its small-block and the technological advances it has seen, ultimately making it the most popular engine and the powerhouse behind cars like the modern Camaro, Corvette and even the factory-backed C6.Rs of Corvette Racing.

Helping the small-block maintain and exceed its previous reputation is Chevrolet’s Assistant Chief Engineer for Small Block Engines, John Rydzewski. With his help, the Chevy small-block is better than ever.

Chevrolet also offers an amazing opportunity that goes along with their small-block engines. At the GM Performance Build Center, Chevy enthusiasts can buy the opportunity to build their own engine with several different Engine Build Experiences available. The only of its kind in the industry, this experience allows gearheads to have a one-of-a-kind experience building their brand new factory engine.

With advances in technology constantly happening, there’s no telling where the Chevy small block will be in a few years. But one thing’s for certain, that the small-block in whatever form isn’t going away any time soon.

Introduced in 1955, the Chevrolet small-block engine has become legendary. Some fifty-seven years after its debut the simple eight-cylinder is still the main powerhouse used in the Chevy vehicle lineup. Check out how far the sb has come over the years in this video.