Take a Drive Down Chevy Trucks Torque Memory Lane

Chevy Trucks Torque | Red Wing Chevrolet | Red Wing, MN

In honor of a century of Chevrolet pickup trucks, Red Wing Chevy and the Chevrolet brand have decided to reflect on a little bit of Chevy trucks torque history.

Chevy’s very first truck—the 1918 One-Ton model—was powered by a 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produced just 45 lb-ft of torque. The closest engine in similarity that Chevy offers today is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder that powers the Colorado, except the Colorado’s engine creates 191 lb-ft of torque. On the other end of the spectrum, Chevy also currently offers the Silverado 3500HD with the Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8, which is good for 910 lb-ft.

So how did Chevy grow from 45 lb-ft to 910? Here are a few of the brand’s torque highlights:

  • 1929: Chevrolet introduced the first “stovebolt” six engine, good for 120 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1955: Another first for Chevy occurred in the 50s, when Chevy unveiled its first small block V8 engine, which nearly doubled the torque output of the stovebolt six engine, making a whopping 238 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1987: It wasn’t until the 80s that Chevy crested the 300 lb-ft mark for torque.
  • 2001: Chevy dubs 2001 as the beginning of the “modern diesel era,” when its Duramax engine offered up 520 lb-ft of torque. Since then, the output has just kept on growing.

Check out the torque offered in Chevy’s current pickups at Red Wing Chevrolet.

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History of St. Patrick’s Day

Of all the holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated around the globe. The Irish heritage and culture flow through communities throughout the world every March. Without St. Patrick, however, there wouldn’t be a day to celebrate. Take a look at the history of St. Patrick’s Day and learn how the holiday came to be!

St. Patrick is widely known as the patron saint of Ireland. Born around the year 400 to a British Army Officer, Patrick’s name was likely Maewyn Succat or Patricius. Pirates kidnapped him as a child and sold him into slavery. He spent six years in prison in Ireland before receiving a message from God that told him to escape.

After doing so, he ventured to France where he spent 12 years at a monastery. He returned to Ireland as a bishop and with the pope’s blessing. There, he refused gifts, though he gave some himself, converted the population to Christianity, set up schools, created the basis for the church in Ireland, and much more.

Some of his most important converts were royal family members and, despite being arrested on multiple occasions, he still went above and beyond to do what was best for the Irish community at large.

We here at Red Wing Chevrolet are pumped to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this coming March!