October 24, 2018
Chevrolet Performance has made the decision to release their supercharged Corvette ZR1 engine as a standalone crate engine, an exciting development for muscle car enthusiasts looking to up their engine’s performance. What’s even more exciting is that you can pre-order the LT5 ZR1 crate engine today online at Gandrud Auto Group’s GMPerformanceMotor.com. Pre-ordering guarantees you’ll be one of the first to receive the 2650 supercharger engine. Pre-ordering the LT5 ZR1 crate engine saves you over $2,000 on the ZR1 crate engine’s list price plus our Chevrolet Performance store offers free shipping to the continental United States. It’s a great deal and a great price for the new 755 horsepower 6.2 liter V8 engine. The new ZR1 crate engine comes with a supercharger so big it won’t even fit under the hood of a regular Corvette. This is in fact the most powerful engine ever offered in regular production at Chevrolet. Imagine the possibilities for this more efficient and more compact supercharger. It’s enough to generate more than 9 pounds of boost and help product 755 horsepower and 715 lb.-ft of torque.
This powerful ZR1 LT5 crate engine (part #19417105) is based on the same Gen V small block architecture as the LT4 and LT1 Engine with several unique features. This new engine does require an LT5 engine controller (part number and release date TBD). It also includes an engine oil cooler, flywheel, and is intended for pre 1976 street vehicles or any off road vehicles. It includes direct injection, multi port injection and VVT. The maximum recommended RPM is 6,660.
Powerful LT5 ZR1 2650 Supercharger Crate Engine in the Chevelle Laguna
If you’re attending the SEMA show from October 30th to November 2th you’ll have the opportunity to see the new LT5 ZR1 crate engine showcased in a 1973 Chevelle Laguna. The Chevelle Laguna was raced in NASCAR and added a sportier and more contemporary design to the Chevrolet lineup in 1973. The NASCAR racing roots is one of the reasons Chevrolet engineers opted to add the new LT5 ZR1 engine to the Laguna. The engine itself is a technology powerhouse featuring Chevrolet’s first dual fuel system with direct injection and supplementary port injection. Chevrolet also modified the production ZR1’s carbon fiber hood styling on the Laguna in a nod to the propulsion system. The front and rear spoilers pay homage to the NASCAR racecars of the 1970s. The Chevelle Laguna also rides on a modified suspension and 18 inch wheels.