GM plans to sell Corvette Z06 crate engine, but focus on cars first


General Motors may offer the new Corvette Z06’s 5.5-liter LT6 V8 as a cash engine, but high demand for the car may mean there isn’t enough left for sale.

Russ O’Blenes, GM’s director for the Performance and Racing Propulsion team, told GM Authority that “there is obviously a discussion” about selling the LT6 as a crate engine, but noted the appetite Ravenous for the Corvette Z06: “I think right now, the good news is that we are already selling three years of sales on cars.

“Our customers are the most important, the construction of the cars that customers have ordered is the most important,” said O’Blenes. “The good news is that we sell tons and tons of cars because people want our product. “

Also Read: Here’s How The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 V8 N / A Delivers 670 Horsepower

This, however, does not mean that GM cannot sell the LT6 V8 in the future.

“I’m sure this is something we will continue to investigate,” O’Blenes said. “We did a lot of development with it because we worked very closely with the production team, so we have a really good idea of ​​how to do it. “

In the 2023 Corvette Z06, the naturally aspirated, flat-cranked V8 develops 670 hp (679 hp / 500 kW) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm), making it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever used in a production. auto. It also gives the engine a 20 hp (20 hp / 15 kW) advantage over the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 of the latest generation Z06. Its flat crank allows it to rev up to 8,600 rpm.

Note that this is not the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 Chevrolet has to offer. This title belongs to the ZZ632 which is sold exclusively as a cash engine and produces 1,004 hp (1,017 PS / 749 kW). However, it has almost twice the capacity at 10.35 liters and costs $ 37,758.72.

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