VIDEO: A Closer Look at the L8T Crate From Chevrolet Performance

Chevrolet Performance recently unveiled its latest engine offering and the news is big – literally. The L8T crate engine* features a 6.6L displacement, making it the largest power plant in the Chevrolet LT family.

Built for work, the engine makes 401 horsepower and 464 lb.-ft. of torque. It also utilizes direct injection for precise fuel control, enabling a 10.8:1 compression ratio. The L8T is built with a cast-iron block, forged steel crankshaft and a variety of other high-strength parts.

In a new Product Spotlight video, Chevrolet Performance Design Release Engineer Blake Nye covers the details of the L8T crate engine, including how it makes so much low-rpm torque.

*Because of its effect on a vehicle’s emissions performance, this engine is intended exclusively for use in competition vehicles. This engine is designed and intended for use in vehicles operated exclusively for competition: in racing or organized competition on courses separate from public streets or highways.

Installation or use of this engine on a vehicle operated on public streets or highways is likely to violate U.S., Canadian, and state and provincial laws and regulations related to motor vehicle emissions.

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