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Old 05-26-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default LS3 vs Gen V LT1 horsepower and torque graphs

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GM published this comparison graph of the LS3 and Gen V LT1 a while back (engine dyno data).



You can see better torque across the board and more high rpm power.
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I thought the new lt1 was going to have less CI?
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I thought the new lt1 was going to have less CI?
thats a really old rumor
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I wonder if the exhaust bolt pattern is the same as the LS heads...the new "headers" would be perfect for a rear mount setup.
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Something aint right there...HP and torque do not cross at the same RPM for each motor

The LS3 looks like its at about 5250, but the LT1 is clearly higher in the RPM range...
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Something aint right there...HP and torque do not cross at the same RPM for each motor

The LS3 looks like its at about 5250, but the LT1 is clearly higher in the RPM range...
That's what I was thinking also, I wonder what happened with that.
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This isn't horsepower and lb/ft. This is kilowatts and newton meters. They don't necessarily cross at 5252. I've overlooked that before myself.

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They look very very close in terms of shape but the lt1 is just fatter all the way across
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I for one call it BS and a drawing. Let's actually see the "Engine" graph and not this crayon graph.
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^ You'll have to take that up with the GM engineer who made the chart...
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It's all marketing...GM is not going to tell you the LS3 is a better engine. From what I can tell, the LT1 is nothing more than a direct injection LS engine. I hate how they keep comparing it to the 427...If it was making the same power with less cubes, that would get my attention.

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Something aint right there...HP and torque do not cross at the same RPM for each motor

The LS3 looks like its at about 5250, but the LT1 is clearly higher in the RPM range...
The HP and Tq scales could be different, so it might not reflect the cross at the exact location.
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It's all marketing...GM is not going to tell you the LS3 is a better engine. From what I can tell, the LT1 is nothing more than a direct injection LS engine. I hate how they keep comparing it to the 427...If it was making the same power with less cubes, that would get my attention.
just your assumptions are.. well.. wrong. heads, intake, cam.. all different from the LS3. the block itself is very different even if more in an evolutionary sense. the LT1s comparison to the LS7 is the same as sbc's being compared to bbc's when they make similar torque, etc. but please, tell us all with your knowledge of how the LS3 is 'better'. sounds more like you think the LS series is better simply because you know wht it can do.
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I wonder if the exhaust bolt pattern is the same as the LS heads...the new "headers" would be perfect for a rear mount setup.
Possibly. The flange looks similar, however they did flip the intake and exhaust ports, so you never know.
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