Chevrolets wants an LS or LT engine for everyone. At the 2017 SEMA show, the brand introduced the 6.0-liter L96 iron block V8 crate engine.
The engine joins over 50 crate engines General Motors and Chevy offers, but the brand billed the engine as an entry-level LS swap. The engine is based on the production V8 engine found in 2010 or new Chevrolet HD vehicles, and engineers placed emphasis on torque. The L96 makes a stout 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm.
The L96 crate engine kit includes the engine assembly with a production intake manifold, throttle body assembly, ignition coils, water pump, balancer, exhaust manifolds and more for builders.
In addition to the L96 crate engine, Chevrolet also announced a new Duramax diesel engine block. Based on the block used with the 2010-2017 LML/LGH production engines, Chevy will offer two new block configurations: one for 2010-17 LML- and LGH-code engines and one for earlier versions of the Duramax, with engine codes LB7, LLY, LBZ and LMM.
Both engines are on display at the 2017 SEMA show, alongside numerous Chevrolet concept trucks and cars.