At Chevrolet Performance’s Monday night Media Event preceding the official start of the 2015 SEMA Show, Chevrolet Performance unveiled the LT4 crate engine. That’s right, the same extremely powerful engine that catapults the venerable C7 Z06 is now available for purchase for your next build. We’ve been waiting with bated breath to see if they would actually offer the powerful engine as a crate engine and they’ve answered our prayers.
The supercharged 6.2L V8 is the latest high-tech small-block crate engine from Chevrolet Performance. The engine is not only powerful with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, but it’s also efficient. Direct Injection and continuously Variable Valve Timing, along with advancing supercharging technologies, allows this engine to also be incredibly efficient.
The LT4 is also light being that it’s an aluminum block and head setup with 6-bolt nodular iron main bearing caps. Cylinder walls are bored to 4.06 x 3.62 and the crankshaft is forged steel with powdered-metal steel connecting rods for adding strength and durability for the boost. The bore and stroke come together for a very nice 10.0:1 compression ratio on a boosted motor.
To showcase how builders and enthusiasts can utilize this engine, Chevrolet Performance designed and built this incredible and stunning gen-two 1970 Camaro. Guess what’s in the engine bay? That’s right, the Chevrolet Performance LT4 crate engine. But Chevrolet Performance didn’t stop there, they also added C7 Z06 suspension and brakes for a true resto-mod. Read more about this capable machine here.
If you’re interested, the LT4 crate engine is offered with a wet-sump (P/N 19332621) or dry-sump (P/N 19332702) oiling system. A controller specially designed for retro-fit application using an automatic transmission is also available. Call your local Chevrolet dealer to inquire about picking up your very own LT4 crate engine and stay tuned on The BLOCK for more SEMA 2015 coverage.