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Published on 03/13/2019

Wallpaper Wednesday: The Powerful LT5 Crate Engine

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DAN HODGDON

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JAMES BECKITT

The supercharged, 6.2L LT5 engine from Chevrolet Performance is truly an engineering marvel. It is the most powerful engine ever offered in a Chevy production vehicle, serving as the power plant in the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Now it’s available as a crate option.

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Published on 03/13/2019
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WORDS:

DAN HODGDON

PHOTOS:

JAMES BECKITT

Wallpaper Wednesday: The Powerful LT5 Crate Engine

The supercharged, 6.2L LT5 engine from Chevrolet Performance is truly an engineering marvel. It is the most powerful engine ever offered in a Chevy production vehicle, serving as the power plant in the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Now it’s available as a crate option.

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The engine makes 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque while utilizing a 2.65L supercharger. It uses the same four-lobe design as the LS9 and LT4 air compressors, but is 64 percent larger than the LT4 1.7-liter version.

Chevrolet Performance unveiled the crate LT5 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last fall, and featured it under the hood of its 1973 Chevelle Laguna build. We also spoke with Chevrolet Performance engineer Rocko Parker about just how the LT5 came to be a crate option. Now enthusiasts are getting into the game, too.

This week, we’ve made the LT5 into a Wallpaper Wednesday download. You can get a desktop version above, or check out our Instagram story @theblockdotcom for a mobile option.

Chevrolet Performance’s Associate Marketing Manager Bill Martens goes into even more detail about what sets the LT5 apart in the video below.