The Last Chevy Camaro ZL1 LT4 Engine Has Been Built

When it comes to GM’s go-fast lineup, the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine is a popular option, providing the motivation in a variety of high-performance vehicles, including the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro ZL1. Now, the final LT4 engine destined for the engine bay of the production-spec sixth-gen Camaro ZL1 has been built.

A photo of the final LT4 engine for installation in the production-spec sixth-gen Chevy Camaro was posted to social media, showing the team at the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky crowded around the supercharged V8. According to the post, Billy Burke was the wrench behind assembly of the last LT4 for the Chevy Camaro.

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“Congratulations to the entire PBC team for providing the Camaro’s flagship engine for the last several years!” the post reads.

When equipped by the Chevy Camaro ZL1, the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine is rated at 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. Going forward, the Performance Build Center will continue to build units of the LT4 for use in the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing super sedan and Cadillac Escalade-V high-performance SUV, with output ratings of 668 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 659 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm, and 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, respectively. The LT4 was previously offered by the C7 Chevy Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V. In addition, a marine variant of the engine provides motivation in the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV boat.

Back in December of 2022, GM Authority reported that General Motors was considering moving its Performance Build Center from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Michigan. The Performance Build Center is currently located at the same production facility that builds the Chevy Corvette. The Performance Build Center was previously relocated from Michigan to Bowling Green in 2013 following a $3.5 million investment.

It’s also worth mentioning that although the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro will sunset following the end of the 2024 model year, GM has confirmed that the Camaro nameplate will offer a new generation sometime in the future.

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View Comments (10)

    • @Gary

      AMEN!!! This generation of the Camaro destroyed the Mustang on all performance parameters, and wonderful Mary and GM just let it fade away! Such a shame.

  • I am so sick and tired of GM and Ford (The only American car company's) turning away from the loyal American's that support them, in favor to pursue Government contracts, Government hand-outs (going electric) and force us into vehicles we don't want. Those roosters are going to come home one day and when we close our purse strings they will realize it...

  • Every one seems to forget that this iteration of Camaro didn't sell. Both the Mustang and Challenger crushed the bow tie in that regard. It's sad but at the same time understandable. In time the Mustang and the Challenger will also go away as we continue toward electrification (like it or not). And no the Mach E is not a Mustang.

    • See any Camaro advertisements in the last few years? How about Challenger commercials? Nice, exciting, tire smoking Challenger commercials? Camaro???.......nothing! Nobody's fault but loser Chevrolet, and I've been a Chevy man all my long life, but to see how they ignored the Camaro and left it to die is too much. I'll just keep the ones I have. Good luck Chevy! Retire Mary Barra.

    • There are tens of thousands of people, if not more, who placed orders for Camaros at their dealerships and never received allocations.

  • I have had an order in for a ZL1 since the first chance in June. I sure hope GM decides to build my Camaro, so I can have a very Merry Christmas. I have been a GM owner since 1973. Order # CTMGFZ from Home Motors in Santa Maria, CA.