The HP Wars Are On!

The HP Wars Are On!

November 1, 2018 0 By Laura
A few weeks back, we told you that GM was going to offer the 2019 ZR1 engine for sale in a crate form. Well SEMA is this week and GM did indeed show off the crate LT5 installed in a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna. The price of the LT5 has also been announced, $17,915.00. Not bad for a drop-in and play 755hp!

Not to be outdone, Dodge has announced a crate engine with 1,000-hp. They have named this beast the Hellephant, a 426-cubic-inch (7.0L), 3.0-liter twin-screw supercharged, V8. The name comes from the muscle car days 426 engine Dodge called the Elephant, because of its size and weight, and the current Hellcat engine; hence the Hellephant moniker.

And then Specialty Vehicle Engineering showed off their LT1 based Stage I (835-hp) and Stage II (1,000-hp) offerings. As we brought you a few months ago, both the Stage I and Stage II can be ordered directly from your Chevrolet dealership as options on a new Grand Sport.

Did you ever think that you could walk into and American car dealer and drive out with a 1,000hp under the hood? With American car manufactures turning to hybrid power, this may just be the start of another HP war.


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1974 L48 V8, 4-Speed Manual 

1974 L48 V8 4 Speed Manual Convertible Corvette Red

This really sharp ’74 came to us from a local So. Cal. client who owned the car for 30 years! During that time the exterior was repainted a vibrant Torch Red and the interior was redone in Tan leather. A new tan soft top was also fitted.1974 L48 V8 4 Speed Manual Convertible Corvette Red interiorOptions include; A-C, P/B, P/S, P/W, Deluxe interior, tilt/tele steering column and chrome spoke wheels.

1974 L48 V8 4 Speed Manual Convertible Corvette Red interior

Rebuilt L48 with matching numbers. Comes with service and restoration receipts, as well as the original am/fm radio.

Stock #: 6093 – Price: $20,500

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