That's right, Chevy's monstrous LT5, the one you'll find under the hood of its latest Corvette, is now available to everybody because they've decided to sell it in crates – basically, you can shove it in anything you like.
Spotted at SEMA recently, the rather subtly yet gorgeously modified 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna may have seemed out of place. But it's not just its looks that mattered to Chevrolet, it's that blooming special LT5 under the bonnet that counts the most.
You see, Chevy, in what some may call a 'spark of genius', has decided to offer the LT5 as a crate engine to the public. And that's why the Corvette ZR1's 6.2 litre supercharged V8 now resides in a 1973 sedan. Bring on the engine swaps!
The Chevy press release is light on details regarding the crated engines outputs but the version powering the Corvette ZR1 pumps out 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. It also doesn't have a price but let's just assume it'll be quite a lot.