An expected crowd-pleaser is GM Performance Division’s Leno ’32 Bowtie Deuce Roadster, which combines several American automotive legends: the ’34 Chevy, the ’32 Ford Deuce roadster, the legendary GM small-block V-8 and America ‘s sports car icon, the Corvette.

Performance Division engineers used the GM small block, in the form of the LS7 featured in the brand-new Z06 Corvette, to power the roadster. It’s the same engine used in the 2006 Z06 and is available to enthusiasts only in a crate through GM Performance Parts.

Working with comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno, GM took this engine to even greater heights, developing a High Output version of a production LS7 and boosting the existing 505 horsepower to the 580-plus range. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

Text and photos courtesy of GM