GM Debuts C7 Corvette Stingray LT1 Crate Engine at SEMA
The new C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is an incredible piece of machinery and a big part of the success of the new Vette is the all-new LT1 V8. With 460 horsepower and 465lb-ft of torque, the new LT1 makes the 2014 and 2015 Stingray the most powerful “base” Corvette ever, while still being the most efficient with the ability of hitting 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The only issue is that not everyone can shell out the money needed to own a new Corvette Stingray, but they would love to be able to pack the C7 Stingray power under the hood of some other GM vehicle.
For those people, the GM Performance Parts catalog now offers the LT1 V8 from the new Corvette Stingray in crate engine form, giving literally anyone the ability to drive a new LT1 engine in their car or truck.
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The New Corvette LT1
The LT1 in the 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray delivers serious power, but it is also very efficient. With the high price of gasoline, those folks building custom cars or trucks are more likely to lean towards a modern high performance engine and over the past 15 years or so, the LS engine series has been a very popular crate engine option for GM tuners. Now that production of the LS engine series is coming to an end, the new LT1 introduces the next era of high performance GM crate engines.
The new LT1 from the Corvette Stingray is available with the buyer’s choice of either a wet sump or dry sump oiling system and the MSRP for this 460 powerplant is just $11,000. This price includes every component of the engine needed to set it down in an engine bay, hook it up to a transmission and fire it up, shy of the engine electronics that are an additional $2,250 so to actually get the new LT1 in your classic Chevy muscle car and fire it up, you will be spending $13,250 plus the items needed to actually put the engine in the car. That is a big chunk of change, but it is a solid deal for an engine that is made to withstand the rigors of daily driving combined with track use.
LT1 Crate Engine Part Numbers
LT1 V8 wet-sump crate engine – 19328728
LT1 V8 dry sump crate engine – 19329997
LT1 Engine Control Electronics – 19303137
LT1 V8 Front Accessory Drive Kit - 19329990