GM Performance Announces Pricing for Corvette ZR1 LT5 Crate Engine

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GM Performance LT5 Corvette ZR1 Crate Engine LS1tech.com

Now we know how much the hotly-anticipated LT5 crate engine costs.

Last month, GM Performance announced that the LT5 crate engine was coming. That is, of course, the engine out of the 2019+ Corvette ZR1. It’s a 6.2-liter, direct fuel-injected V8 that is force-fed 9psi of boost from a 2.6-liter Eaton R2650 TVS supercharger, which results in 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. With forged pistons, over-engineered aluminum heads with titanium intake valves and a bunch of other engineering feats, the LT5 is the most powerful engine ever fitted to a Chevrolet production car.

Now, you can buy one and swap it into, well, anything. The biggest question Chevy kept under wraps was the price tag. Now that pre-orders are available, we have an accompanying price. List price is $19,995, and GM Performance is offering an introductory price of a mere $17,915. A bargain, if we’ve ever seen one. Well, probably not for our purposes. But, hey, if you want the baddest GM engine around, it’s now just a phone call or web order away.

GM Performance is taking pre-orders now, and says that plug-and-play wiring harness solutions are coming. Additionally, GMPP will be offering 6L80E automatic transmissions designed for swap applications. Manual transmission capability, at least in a plug-and-play application, is to be determined. Though, it’s worth noting that the LT5 shares a flywheel design with the LT1 and LT4, so, in theory, it shouldn’t be too hard to get a TR6060 to bolt up. Only question is: Who will be the first to do it?

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Jake Stumph is the Content Editor who runs LS1Tech, and several other Internet Brands Automotive websites. He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right.

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