Chevrolet Performance’s newest crate engines
will go on display at the SEMA Show, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in a trio of vintage vehicles that showcase the installation possibilities for builders.
The lineup includes:
∙ 1973 Chevelle Laguna with the all-new LT5 6.2-litre supercharged crate engine
∙ 1967 C/10 with the all-new ZZ6 EFI 5.7-litre V8 crate engine
∙ 1978 Silverado with the L96 6.0-litre V8 crate engine.
The new crate engines add to a portfolio of nearly 50 Small Block, Big Block, LS, LSX, LT, Circle Track and COPO crate engines, giving enthusiasts more choices for powering their projects.
Many Chevrolet Performance crate engines are offered as Connect and Cruise combinations and emissions-legal E-ROD systems.
The innovative Connect and Cruise combos match crate engines with transmissions and the necessary controllers, while the E-ROD systems include emissions equipment that make them eligible for installation in millions of 1995-and-earlier vehicles in California.
For 2019, the supercharged LT4 E-ROD joins the lineup of LS3 E-ROD, LSA E-ROD and LT1 E-ROD systems.
1973 Chevelle Laguna/LT5 6.2-litre Supercharged
The Chevelle Laguna introduced sporty, more contemporary styling to the Chevrolet lineup in 1973, with distinctive, body-color urethane front and rear fascias.
It also made its mark in NASCAR, powering drivers such as Cale Yarborough to the winner’s circle.
That racing heritage inspired the build of this show car, which features the new LT5 6.2-litre supercharged crate engine.
It’s based on the engine that drives that Corvette ZR1 and is the most powerful production engine ever from Chevrolet, rated at 755 hp and 715 lb/ft of torque.
It’s also a technology powerhouse, with Chevy’s first dual-fuel system, featuring direct injection and supplementary port injection, as well as a new, larger-displacement supercharger to boost the engine’s air charge.
Chevrolet designers adapted the production ZR1’s carbon fiber hood styling on the Laguna, in a nod to the propulsion system, along with front and rear spoilers that pay homage to the NASCAR racecars of the Seventies.
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