The LT4 crate engine from Chevrolet Performance is quickly becoming one of the most popular power plants in the Bowtie’s renowned crate portfolio. At car shows and other automotive events across the nation, the LT4 seems to be everywhere.
Each year, Valentine’s Day means the calendar is just that much closer to the Daytona 500 and the kickoff of the NASCAR season. That’s not to say we’re not romantic today though. Far from it. We’re very much in love with the LT4 -- the engine that comes under the hood of the road-going Camaro ZL1. Not coincidentally, that particular Camaro model is currently competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Power is popular. The crew at Chevrolet Performance is well aware of that concept -- and has proven it with their supercharged LT4 6.2-liter crate engine . In fact, the power plant was the most popular LT crate engine option from the Bowtie Brand for all of 2017. The engine utilizes a 1.7-liter Eaton R1740 TVS supercharger, which spins at up to 20,000 rpm. It generates more than nine pounds of boost and helps the engine make an incredible 650 horsepower along with 650 lb.-ft. of torque at 3600 rpm.
When passion collides with expertise, some of the world’s most beautiful cars come to be. Mike McKee’s LT4-powered 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS fits the bill. The gorgeous red car with a black vinyl roof was on HOT ROD Power Tour for the third time in 2018, but this was its first trip with the Chevrolet Performance LT4 crate engine, which McKee installed last year. In just about 12 months, he and his wife Angela – who happen to celebrate their anniversary during Power Tour – have amassed over 11,000 miles.
The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE has only been in production for just over a year, but it is already quite accomplished. The LT4-powered muscle car is the fastest production Camaro to ever lap the famed Nürburgring with a blistering time of 7:16.04.
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all the good things in your life. Family, friends, health … and performance vehicles and engines. We’re ready to settle in for a feast, but before we do, below is a platter of all that we’re thankful for in the world of Chevrolet Performance.
Spring is finally in sight, and that gets us thinking about putting the finishing touches on our favorite cruisers. All over the country, like-minded Chevrolet Performance enthusiasts are getting their vehicles ready to roll, too.
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.
The final numbers have been tallied from the Scottsdale edition of this year’s Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction -- and they are eye-popping. As usual, Chevrolet had a strong presence at the prestigious event with over 600 vehicles from the Bowtie among the 1,800 that crossed the auction block during the event. We take a look at the brand’s top earners below, many of which feature crate engines and transmissions straight from Chevrolet Performance.
Anyone who has had the privilege of spending time around the 2019 Corvette ZR1 knows the car’s thunderous V-8 rumble. Now, the same supercharged 6.2L V-8 LT5 that powers that machine is available as a crate engine just in time for the SEMA Show.