You Can Buy the Corvette ZR1's Monster 755-HP V8 On Its Own

Get your project cars ready, the LT5 is now a crate motor.

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GM's nuttiest small-block yet is now available as a crate engine. Yep, Chevy will now sell you the 755-hp, 6.2-liter V8 from the new Corvette ZR1. The one with a supercharger so big, it won't fit under a regular Corvette hood. The one that transformed a really fast car into a supercar slayer.

The mind reels at all the possibilities.

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To show off its new crate engine, Chevy is bringing a custom-built, LT5-powered 1973 Chevelle Laguna to SEMA this year. The Chevelle features a hood cut out to accommodate the LT5's big supercharger and other styling details inspired by NASCAR cup cars of the period.

Unfortunately, Chevy hasn't released a ton of new information on the LT5 crate engine yet, like availability and pricing, though the fact that the Camaro ZL1's LT4 crate engine costs a little over $13,000 gives us some idea of what to expect. We're also curious if it'll be sold in one of Chevy's Connect & Cruise packages, which pairs the engine with a suitable transmission, or in E-ROD form, which makes it emissions-legal in California. We reached out to Chevy for more info, and we'll update this post if and when we hear back.

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The LT5 crate engine, as installed in a 1973 Chevelle Laguna.
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Chevy did, however, announce that the supercharged LT4 V8 now joins the E-ROD family, so California enthusiasts should be happy. There's also a new 420-hp, 350ci small block called the ZZ6 EFI, which offers electronic fuel injection in an otherwise old-school package.

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Now, we're daydreaming about what we'd stick this monster of an engine in. A would be sweet, or perhaps a . An would be pretty cool, too, or maybe even a . So many possibilities!

And we're wondering what you'd use this LT5 for. Jump in the comments below to let us know.

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