Chevrolet Performance offers a wide variety of crate engines for vintage car builders, racers and enthusiasts. From classics like the carbureted 350 cubic inch V8 to modern-day offerings like the supercharged 6.2L LT5 V8, Chevy’s internal performance parts supplier has a crate engine to fit almost every need.
With the SEMA360 online show kicking off this week, Chevrolet Performance decided that it’d be a good time to give car enthusiasts a complete, thorough rundown of its crate engine lineup and how each of them differ.
“Chevrolet didn’t invent the V8 engine, but the introduction of the Small Block 65 years ago helped revolutionize it,” Bill Martens, associate marketing manager for Chevrolet Performance, said in a new video providing an overview of the brand’s crate engine lineup. “That product, the 265 V8, was the foundation for what has evolved into a complete line of performance parts for enthusiasts, as well as the professional racer, from Chevrolet Performance.”
“With approximately 50 Small Block, Big Block, LS, LSx and LT crate engines, Chevrolet performance probably has just what your project needs.”
While crate engines are the cornerstone of the Chevrolet Performance catalog, the brand also sells a variety of automatic and manual transmissions, including modern units like the T-56 Tremec six-speed manual and 10L90E 10-speed automatic, along with various engine and transmission components. Custom can also buy cylinder blocks from Chevrolet Performance and complete the engine with official OEM parts from the brand, or with aftermarket parts.
Chevrolet Performance offers Connect and Cruise packages, as well, which include an engine, transmission and electronic engine and transmission controllers for plug-and-play installation. A wide variety of engines are available as a Connect and Cruise package, such as the 7.0L LS7, 6.2L LS3 and original Small Block 350 V8, among many more.
Additionally, the automaker debuted its new Electric Connect and Cruise package at SEMA360 this week, which includes a 200 horsepower electric motor, 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and the necessary controllers for installation.
Hear what else Martens has to say about the 2020 Chevrolet Performance catalog in the promotional video embedded below.