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October 17, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

New Crate Engine Lineup Powers Classic Chevy’s To SEMA

When you hear crate these days it’s usually been prefaced by Demon, but that’s about to change as Chevrolet gears up to debut three crate engines of their own at SEMA.

The three engines will make their debut in three classic Chevy’s bridging the gap between old and new. Two of the three will be trucks, a 1967 C/10 with a ZZ6 EFI engine and a 1978 K10 Silverado with a L96. However, the third, and show stealer, is a 1973 Chevelle Laguna featuring a LT5 6.2L supercharged crate engine, the same engine as the ZR1.

Having made a name for itself in NASCAR in the 70s the Laguna again beckons for attention with the addition of a 755hp and 715lb.-ft. of torque engine dropped in for SEMA. According to Chevrolet the car will also have their, “first dual-fuel system, featuring direct injection and supplementary port injection, as well as a new, larger-displacement supercharger to boost the engine’s air charge.” The Laguna will also have a modern carbon fiber hood adapted from the current ZR1, but pay tribute to its past with front and rear spoilers reminiscent of its NASCAR brethren.

All three cars will be on display at SEMA later this month in Las Vegas, NV.

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