Engines deserve their own Hall of Fame, and MotorTrend has stepped in to help. Recently, the publication has proclaimed a list of 16 inaugural Engine Hall of Fame inductees, one of which is the 7.0-liter LS7 V8. And let’s be honest, if you’re going to create such a thing as the Engine Hall of Fame, you’d have to include LS7. The 427-cubic-inch powerplant is the head honcho of the LS-engine lineage. The LeBron James of Chevy engines, if you will. It’s the biggest and strongest, and while it might not be the best thing in the history of the game, it’s undeniably iconic.
“…we love this motor because of what happens when you bury your right foot. It’s explosive, it’s addicting, it absolutely roars. GM’s big 7.0-liter is America, and we love it.”
Yes. A hundred times yes. Every review of the fifth-gen Camaro Z/28 (or any LS7-powered vehicle really) gives credence to its raw power and ability to give the driver a sensation of sheer glee. The moderate balance of advanced technology and tried-and-true components is something that we also find appealing, then again, there isn’t much about the brute-force engine that we don’t like.
Here at GM Authority we wonder if there’s any other General Motors engine worthy of induction. The LT5 from the C4 Corvette ZR1 comes to mind. With that said, we ask: which GM engine would you nominate? You know the drill, sound off in the comment section below.