GM LT6 V-8 Engine
The LT6 is a future eight-cylinder engine from General Motors.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the future GM LT6 engine. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors.
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Currently, no official information is available about the LT6 engine. However, we have a sufficient amount of details that we have learned from insider sources.
- Displacement: 5.5L (335 ci)
- Aspiration: atmospheric
- Cylinders: 8
- Configuration: V-8, Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC), 32 valve
- Electrification: none
- Other features: flat-plane crankshaft
We expect the GM LT6 engine to be naturally-aspirated, displacing 5.5 liters in a V-8, Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) configuration while employing a flat-plane crankshaft. The LT6 is expected to make around 600 horsepower and between 480 and 550 pound-feet of torque.
|Model Year||Make||Model||Power (hp @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)|
|2022||Chevrolet||Corvette C8 Z06||~600 @ TBD||~480-550 @ TBD|
Despite its LT designation, the LT6 will have nothing in common with GM’s fifth-generation Small Block overhead valve (push-rod / OHV) engine family, which includes the following motors:
- 6.2L V-8 LT1 naturally-aspirated
- 6.2L V-8 LT4 supercharged
- 6.2L V-8 LT5 supercharged
- EcoTec3 family:
- 4.3L V-6 LV3 naturally-aspirated
- 4.3L V-6 LV1 naturally-aspirated
- 6.6L V-8 L8T naturally-aspirated
Instead, the LT7 engine represents an all-new, sixth-generation DOHC V8 engine family that’s derived from the 4.2L Cadillac Blackwing engine (RPO Code LTA) and the LT7, a twin-turbocharged version of the LT6 that will be used in the C8 ZR1 and C8 Zora.
We will update this section when LT6 pictures become available.