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.
The 25th anniversary of HOT ROD Power Tour is well under way, and as the presenting sponsor, Chevrolet Performance is placed squarely in the middle of the action. Throughout the week participants can check out the Bowtie’s fleet vehicles along with a wide variety of engines* and related parts.
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.
When Chevrolet Performance introduced the LT5 crate engine at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last fall, it was clear the 755-horsepower monster would be a game-changing addition to the enthusiast world. One of the first enthusiasts to adopt the powerful engine is Ed Valenciano, who has chosen the LT5 to power his ’69 Camaro. He’s doing it the old-fashioned way, in a single bay of his garage with the car on jack stands.
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.
Last fall, Chevrolet Performance unveiled the powerful LT5 crate engine* at the SEMA Show and stuffed it in a 1973 Chevelle Laguna Concept. This year, that car and its “blacked-out” look are a central part of HOT ROD Power Tour.
In the hills of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, just outside Louisville, lurks a Cameo Cream 1965 Volvo Amazon powered by an LS1 engine. You likely will hear it before you see it—and behind the wheel will be Greg Carnforth.
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.