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.
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.
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.
The SEMA Show is underway, and as always, the Chevrolet Performance booth is chock-full of the latest vehicles, stunning builds, crate engines and performance parts during a week when the entire automotive industry puts its best foot forward.
For many performance enthusiasts, horsepower is king. So when the 755-horsepower LT5 crate engine was released at the SEMA Show, many gearheads (including us here at The BLOCK) deemed it a cause for celebration. During the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, we talked to longtime Chevrolet Performance engineer Rocko Parker about why the supercharged LT5 is now available straight out of the crate.
Among the many stunning Chevrolet Performance fleet vehicles making the long haul on this year’s HOT ROD Power Tour is one celebrating its 30th anniversary. Yet while the 1988 Monte Carlo SS is a blast from the past, it’s outfitted with all the modern amenities to perform in the future.
Chevrolet Performance bridged past and present at the SEMA Show this year with its 1973 Chevelle Laguna Concept featuring the all-new LT5 crate engine.