The Corvette ZR1’s Supercharged V8 Is Now A 755 HP Crate Engine

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of the Camaro SS Shock concept, Chevrolet has announced plans to introduce three classic concepts at SEMA.

Designed to showcase the company’s impressive lineup of crate engines, the concepts are based on older Chevrolet models and each one features a different engine.

The star of the lineup is the 1973 Chevelle Laguna which features an all-new supercharged 6.2-liter LT5 V8 crate engine. Hailing from the Corvette ZR1, the engine produces 755 hp (563 kW / 765 PS) and 715 lb-ft (968 Nm) of torque.

Besides featuring massive performance numbers, the crate engine has a dual-fuel system with port injection and direct injection. This, combined with the supercharger, enables the V8 to be the “most powerful production engine ever from Chevrolet.”

The engine will be showcased in the aforementioned Chevelle concept and its styling reflects the Corvette-sourced powertrain as the model has a modified carbon fiber hood from the ZR1. Chevrolet didn’t say much else about the car, but it features a revised grille which is flanked by LED headlights. The model also has 18-inch wheels, a modified suspension and “spoilers that pay homage to the NASCAR racecars” from the 1970’s.

Besides the Chevelle, Chevrolet will introduce a 1967 C/10 pickup which has classic styling mixed with “modern hot rod touches.” The latter upgrades include custom bumpers, a lowered suspension and 20-inch wheels.

Power will be provided by a new ZZ6 EFI crate engine which is effectively a 5.7-liter Small Block V8 with electronically controlled fuel injection. The engine produces 420 hp (313 kW / 425 PS) and Chevrolet says the mill is perfect for hot rods and restomods.

The final concept is a 1978 K10 Silverado which has undergone a frame-off restoration at the Milford Proving Grounds. Chevrolet says the truck looks factory-fresh and has a “period look driven by modern technology.”

Speaking of the latter, the Silverado has been equipped with a 6.0-liter L96 V8 crate engine which produces 360 hp (268 kW / 365 PS) and 380 lb-ft (514 Nm) of torque. The fuel-injected powertrain is paired to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Besides the aforementioned concepts and crate engines, Chevrolet will show the all-new 6L80-E six-speed automatic gearbox which is designed for LS and LT engine swaps. The company will also display the new supercharged LT4 E-ROD crate engine which is designed to meet California’s emission standards.

  • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

    Nice, now jam this in that corvette tribute Miata and call it a day!

    • TheHake

      In that new kitted one that looks like a C2 ‘Vette.

      • Infinite1

        And agreed

    • Infinite1


  • Mr. EP9

    Coming to restomods near you.

  • Damn I never knew Laguna can be that beautiful, will it meant next generation of restomod muscle cars would be 70s and 80s cars.

  • Razor440

    Truly saddens me to see more of these silly restomods, and now it’s being done to Malaise-era stuff? They entirely eliminated everything that made it unique, other than its shape. Truly dreadful, if you ask me. Can’t wait to see these things also skyrocket into the 10k, then 20k, then the 30k range, and Chrysler coming out with their boomerized incarnation of the ‘78 Magnum or ‘77 Charger Daytona. Not.

  • Craig

    I’d love to put an engine like this into a 1976 Cadillac Seville! [With a lot of other upgrades too – of course – lest it rip the car in two!]

  • Blade t

    I’m sure the price of the zr1 crate engine will cost as much as a new car..

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