All New Turbofire V8
Chevrolet's triumph of advanced engineering - the great Chevrolet V8 265c.i. introduced in the 1955 model year was built with entirely new standards. "To give you truly fine performance, it is powerful, smooth, and quiet. Because it is highly efficient, it accomplishes these important benefits with less power loss, which mean outstanding economy and durability.
The high efficiency of this new V8 engine is the result of many important features. High-turbulence valve-in-head combustion chambers, with high 8:1 compression, extract more power from less fuel. Over-square short-stroke design minimizes friction and heat losses. The power-producing 265c.i. displacement is contained in a trim, compact powerplant of very low weight, which results in an exceptionally high power-to-weight ratio. And high power-per-pound efficiency is the key to the superb performance and excellent fuel economy you'll enjoy every mile you drive your 1955 Chevrolet V8.