SEMA 2014: Chevrolet Performance Releases Three New Crate Engines

Chevrolet Performance unveiled a trio of crate engines at this year’s SEMA Show, and they range from the drag-intended DR525, to the sport compact enthusiast’s wet dream, the LTG 2.0-liter turbocharged four. If you’re an engine swap aficionado looking to give your classic the latest and great engine, then the LT1 was just for you! Get the specs on all three below, and let your imagination run wild!


No, not the one from the ’90s, but the same version you would find under the hood of a 2014+ Corvette Stingray. Made from an all-aluminum design (like its LS forebears), it also includes VVT, direct-injection and 460 hp! Will this be the new swap-craze engine? Only time will tell, but Jimmie Johnson already has one in his ’71 Stingray!


  • HP/TQ: 460 hp at 6000 rpm/ 465 at 4400 rpm
  • Part Number: 19328728 or 19329997
  • Displacement: 376ci/6.2L
  • Bore x Stroke: 4.065 x 3.622 (103.25 x 92mm)
  • Block (PN 12619171): Cast aluminum with 6-bolt nodular iron main bearing caps2014 "LT-1" 6.2L V-8 VVT DI (LT1)
  • Crankshaft: Forged steel
  • Connecting Rods: Forged powder metal
  • Pistons (PN 12619171): Eutectic
  • Camshaft Type (PN 12619171): Billet steel roller
  • Camshaft Lift: 200-degrees intake/ 212-degrees exhaust
  • Valve Lift: .561 intake/ .531 exhaust
  • Camshaft Duration (@ .050): 200-degrees intake/ 212-degrees exhaust
  • Cylinder Heads (PN 12620544): Aluminum; rectangular-port DI
  • Valve Size (inches): 2.13 intake/1.59 exhaust
  • Compression Ratio:  11.5:1
  • Rocker Arms (PN 12619829, intake): Investment-cast, roller trunion
  • Rocker Arms (PN 12619829, exhaust): Investment-cast, roller trunion
  • Recommended Fuel: Premium
  • Maximum Recommended rpm: 6600
  • Reluctor Wheel: 58X
  • Balancing: Internal
  • Street Price: $11,000


Essentially a LS376/525, the DR525 is the exact same engine – just with sealed bolts. This one is intended for the NMCA LSX Showdown Challenge Series. Packing 525 hp, the DR525 is equipped with tamper-proof bolts on the oil pan, front cover, and the intake manifold. This is done to ensure class compliance, which tells the tech inspectors that the engine hasn’t been mechanically fiddled with – which is a big deal if you’re chasing points in the series.

DR525It’s available with two oil pans; the Chevrolet Performance Muscle Car Oil Pan Kit (P/N 19329009) or the Gen-4 F-body oil pan (P/N 19329008). Happy hunting!



  • HP/TQ.: 525 hp at 6,300 rpm/489lb-ft at 4400
  • Part Number: 19328728 or 19329997
  • Displacement: 376ci./6.2L
  • Bore x Stroke: 4.065 x 3.622 (103.25 x 92mm)
  • Block: Cast aluminum with 6-bolt, cross-bolted main caps
  • Crankshaft: Nodular iron
  • Connecting Rods: Powdered metal
  • Pistons (PN 19207287): Hypereutectic aluminum
  • Camshaft Type (PN 88958770): Hydraulic roller
  • Valve Lift (inches): .525 intake / .525 exhaust
  • Camshaft Duration (@0.050 inches): 226° intake / 236° exhaust
  • Cylinder Heads (PN 12629063): Aluminum L92-style port; “as cast” with 68-cc chambers
  • Valve Size (inches): 2.165 intake / 1.590 exhaust
  • Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
  • Rocker Arms (PN 12569167 intake): Investment-cast, roller trunnion
  • Rocker Arms (PN 10214664 exhaust): Investment-cast, roller trunnion
  • Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.7:1
  • Recommended Fuel: 92-octane
  • Maximum Recommended rpm: 6600
  • Reluctor Wheel: 58X
  • Balancing: internal
  • Street Price: $9,750


This one is quite unusual in its own right; it’s the same 2.0L turbocharged, direct-injected engine found in the Cadillac ATS, and Chevrolet Performance offers it to you in either a crate engine, or in a longitudinal 6-speed manual transmission arrangement – or for RWD applications, in Laymen’s terms. 2013 Ecotec 2.0L I-4 VVT DI Turbo (LTG) for Cadillac ATS

Rather interestingly, they market this as a potential replacement for the tired old V8 in your street rod or ’80s/’90s performance car. Could this be the engine that was powering the pair of third-gen test mules from a few weeks back? Who knows? But we’re itching to get our hands on one!


  • HP/TQ: 272 hp at 5500 rpm/295 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm
  • Part Number: 19328837
  • Displacement: 2.0L/155ci. I-4
  • Bore x Stroke: 86.00 x 86.00
  • Block: Cast aluminum 319T7
  • Crankshaft: Steel
  • Connecting Rods: Forged powdered metal
  • Camshafts: Assembled steel
  • Cylinder Head: Cast aluminum 356T6 Rotocast
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Configuration: DOHC
  • Valve Per Cylinder: 4
  • Lifters: Hydraulic roller finger follower
  • Turbocharger: Electronically-controlled twin-scroll
  • Boost: 20-psi.
  • Fuel System: SIDI (Spark Ignited Direct Injection)
  • Recommended Fuel: Premium
  • Street Price: $9,000

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