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.
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.
Welcome to Flashback Friday, also known as #FBF. This is where we revisit the very best articles from years past that are still relevant. We’ll show off some old favorites such as feature cars, racing coverage or even new part releases. We comb through our archives and if we say something along the lines of, “Wow. That was a great story.” there’s a good chance it will make its way into our #FBF series. This week, as we approach 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, we highlight last year’s highest grossing Chevrolets. Some of them, you may not expect.
HOT ROD Power Tour is special. It’s not just the cars, or the driving, or the seven cities visited in seven days. Each of those would certainly be worthy of the trip in their own right. But what makes Power Tour a yearly pilgrimage for so many is the people. Over and over again, that sentiment is echoed throughout the week by folks from all walks of life, who make their living in so many different ways all over the country.
Preproduction model shown throughout. Actual production model may vary. Available Spring 2018. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will assume the throne as the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever. This supercar borrows underwing technology from the race car world, uses carbon fiber extensively and incorporates sophisticated aerodynamic configurations and additional cooling. Plus, the new hand-assembled LT5 small block 6.2L supercharged V8 engine boasts an incredible 755 horsepower (offered with a manual or automatic transmission). With ample luxury and capability that is otherworldly, Corvette ZR1 lives up to its reputation on the street and on the track. “I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.” The Corvette ZR1’s exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance. Further, the ZR1 elevates Corvette’s track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.
Welcome to Flashback Friday, also known as #FBF. This is where we revisit the very best articles from years past that are still relevant. We’ll show off some old favorites such as feature cars, racing coverage or even new part releases. We comb through our archives and if we say something along the lines of, “Wow. That was a great story.” there’s a good chance it will make its way into our #FBF series. This week, we take a look at Roberto Berdiel’s 1963 Grand Sport Tribute, built by Superformance. We met Roberto on the 2017 HOT ROD Power Tour (HRPT) and his car still stands out as one of our favorite features we did this year. Keep scrolling and you’ll see why. Also, make sure to watch the video we made with Roberto on the HRPT to hear the LS376/525 crate engine roar.