Chevrolet’s LT5 V8 engine is a beast
out of the field out of the crate however knowledgeable GM engine builder Katech has simply introduced a heavily-modified model of the engine it dubs the ‘Observe Assault.’
As customary, the LT5 6.2-liter V8 topped with a big supercharger and used within the C7 Corvette ZR1 pumps out 755 hp, which ought to be greater than sufficient grunt for many. Not for Katech although.
Katech has overhauled the LT5 V8, with displacement rising to 388 cubic-inches (6.4-liters) whereas the compression has additionally been elevated from 10.1:1 to 10.3:1. The engine additionally options CNC-ported cylinder heads with competitors valves, new pistons from Diamond Pistons, and two supercharger selections, the primary being Katech’s personal unit and the second a Magnuson TBVS 2650.
No matter which supercharger prospects go for, the upgraded engine delivers 1,159 hp and 1,063 lb-ft (1,441 Nm) of torque. That’s roughly Bugatti Veyron Tremendous Sport ranges of energy and likewise offers the LT5 extra grunt that Mopar’s 6.98-liter supercharged Hellephant V8 crate engine that’s rated at 1,000 hp and 950 lb-ft (1,288 Nm) of torque.
Muscle Cars and Trucks notes that Katech has but to announce pricing particulars for the Observe Assault LT5 engine, though it actually received’t low cost, particularly when you think about that a normal LT5 is already priced at $18,811. The Mopar Hellephant units prospects again $29,995, however given the benefit in energy, we wouldn’t be stunned if Katech’s engine prices a bit of greater than that.