2018 Chevrolet Performance Catalog Feature Industrys Largest Crate Line Up
LAS VEGAS — With nearly 50 years of helping enthusiasts build the cars and trucks of their dreams, Chevrolet Performance offers the industry’s largest portfolio of O.E.M. performance crate engines.
The portfolio includes more than 50 Small Block, Big Block, LS-Series, LSX-Series and LT-Series engines, along with Circle Track, COPO, E-ROD and Connect & Cruise packages that push the number of choices to more than 120. Nearly 30 of them are on display this week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
They include the new L96 crate engine and an expansion of the Connect & Cruise lineup with the supercharged LT4 crate engine. An all-new Duramax diesel engine block — the first brand-new Duramax block ever from Chevrolet — also is joining the Chevrolet Performance catalog for 2018.
“Chevrolet Performance’s expanding lineup offer a crate engine, Connect & Cruise system or engine block for every enthusiast and every project,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Along with unmatched choice, we offer the peace of mind that comes only from factory-engineered systems tested to the same standards as production vehicles. That makes it performance you can count on.”
L96 crate engine
Based on the production engine used in 2010 and newer Chevrolet HD vehicles, the L96 6.0L crate engine is engineered for torque, delivering 380 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm.
The L96 crate engine kit includes the engine assembly with a production intake manifold, throttle body assembly, ignition coils, water pump, balancer, exhaust manifolds and more. Chevrolet Performance also offers other components required to finish off the engine and get it running, including front-end accessory drive systems and an engine controller kit.
Duramax Diesel Block
Introduced with the 2001 Silverado HD trucks, the Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V-8 engine has become synonymous with capability and durability, with more than 2 million sold.
Chevrolet Performance’s new Duramax engine block is the perfect starting point for building new life into a well-used truck. Based on the block used with the 2010-2017 LML/LGH production engines, two brand-new block configurations will be offered: one for 2010-17 LML- and LGH-code engines and one for earlier versions of the Duramax, with engine codes LB7, LLY, LBZ and LMM. The LML/LGH version, part number 12651877, is available for immediate sale. The earlier, LB7/LLY/LBZ/LMM-code block, goes on sale in 2018.
Chevrolet Performance also offers just about every additional production part to support building the engine, from the rotating assembly, camshaft and cylinder heads, to the injectors, oil pump, rocker covers and more. Partial and complete Duramax engines are also available through Chevrolet dealers.