We love Valentine’s Day for many reasons. It’s an opportunity to express love and gratitude for those closest to us. Most folks view Valentine’s Day as purely romantic, a day designated for lovers, but we simply disagree. Why shouldn’t it be a celebration of all people and things in your life that you love? It’s in this mindset that we decided to think about everything we love and use this special day as an excuse to express our affection.
Unless you’re new to The BLOCK, you’ll know we’re unapologetically in love with the LSX454R. After all, we’ve featured it many times in the form of a Wallpaper Wednesday, a feature car and even an engineer spotlight with Rocko Parker. This ongoing admiration of the engine has caused us to take advantage of Valentine’s Day to, once again, declare our love for this big-power Chevrolet Performance crate engine.
Below, we’ve compiled our favorite things about the LSX454R and why it has such a firm hold on our hearts.
Quite simply, the LSX454R is the most powerful crate engine from Chevrolet Performance, ever. The engine produces a whopping 776 horsepower and 649 ft.-lb. of torque right out of the crate. That’s the sort of muscle that can put drag racers in front of their competition and keep them there.
Forced-induction is wonderful. The sound of a turbo sucking in copious amounts of air is like music to our ears. But, if anything could beat that sensation, it would be the raw power of a naturally aspirated V8. The brute force that the 454 cubic inch 7.4L produces is enough to make any skeptic a believer.
The minimum octane used in the LSX454R is 110. You won’t find that at any run-of-the-mill gas station. This engine is meant to dominate at the racetrack, and that’s likely one of the only locations you’ll be able to find fuel for this beast.
Of course, our list could go on and on, but we’d rather you take it from the horse’s mouth. Head over to the LSX454R product page to read all of the juicy details about one of our favorite engines. Or, check out the video below for even more information. Don’t be shy to share your Chevrolet Performance Valentine’s Day items of affection in the comment section below.
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