If you need a heart transplant for your project car, Chevy just unveiled some juicy options you may want to consider. To present these new crate engines, the automaker installed them in some classic rides.
The most interesting of the lineup is a 1973 Chevelle Laguna that has the mighty LT5 from the Corvette ZR1. That’s 755 horsepower and 715 lb.-ft. of torque from the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Keep in mind it has a dual-fuel system, with direct injection and supplementary port injection. Also remember that pretty much any car you slap this into will become a land missile. You’ve been warned.
Next up is the new ZZ6 EFI in a 1967 C/10 pickup. This engine works great for resto-mod projects since the fuel injection throttle body accommodates an old-school air cleaner. That means you keep the traditional look of your ride but benefit from the efficiency and performance boost of EFI. Oh, and the 420 horsepower on tap helps a lot, too.
The third new crate engine is an L96 in a 1978 Silverado. As a modern engine, the 6.0-liter V-8 has electronically-controlled fuel injection, helping it to top the Big Block power from the late 1970s. Peak output is 360 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.