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.
We met Tom Busack and his family during the first day of last month’s HOT ROD Power Tour. The group, who hails from Fishers, Indiana, brought their 1961 Chevrolet Parkwood wagon.
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.
HOT ROD Power Tour is less than two months away and we can’t wait to hit the road to see so many friends. A full schedule is available here. While we wait, we’ve decided to take a look back at last year’s event and some of the incredible engines that are part of the trip. Enjoy this Flashback Friday to a gallery we originally posted in June 2018.
This week we highlighted a variety of feature vehicles with Chevrolet Performance transmissions as part of our Shift into Summer story. Now, we have made the 8L90-E eight-speed automatic transmission our Wallpaper Wednesday download.
HOT ROD Power Tour is a yearly display of horsepower, featuring some of the most iconic Chevrolet power plants in the history of the Bowtie.
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.