Based on the 460 horsepower 6.2 liter LT1 Gen V Small Block V8 engine that powers the 2014 Corvette, this crate engine, like others offered from Chevrolet Performance, is designed for do-it-yourself builders looking for an engine to put in their hot-rod or other build projects. It was shown with a concept engine controller and wire harness at the SEMA show, which would make for an easier, “plug and play” installation.
“The Small Block V-8 has been a staple of the performance industry since it debuted in 1955,” said U.S. vice president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, Jim Campbell. “Today, it remains the hot rod engine of choice for builders, whether they’re using a classic Gen 1 ‘350’ or a late model ‘LS’ engine. The new Gen 5 LT1 furthers that legacy with advanced technology and the highest output ever from a standard Corvette engine.”
Chevrolet Performance officials are gauging the demand and reaction to the LT1 concept engine system, to help determine whether or not it would be worth it to offer the engine in the future. But as you can imagine, the probability of the crate motor being available for purchase is pretty high.