General Motors Aims to Trademark ‘LTX’ for New Generation of Crate Engines!

General Motors Aims to Trademark ‘LTX’ for New Generation of Crate Engines!

April 23, 2022 Off By Mike Vietro

Celebrating Corvette Mike’s 40th Anniversary

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I am very proud to announce our 40th anniversary! On January 4th, 1982, Mike Vietro established Corvette Mike in Laguna Hills, CA. I want to take this occasion to thank each of you for being part of our success. I am very grateful to our customers who trusted us to provide high-quality automobiles, services, and products.

Mike Vietro and the Corvette Mike Team

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General Motors Aims to Trademark ‘LTX’ for New Generation of Crate Engines!

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Courtesy of GM

On April 11th, 2022, GM filed for a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to trademark the name “LTX”, suggesting it would be applied to the potential next generation of crate engines, replacing the current LSX family.

LSX crate engines are based on the design of the Gen IV small-block, which is an aluminum block, six-bolt main bearing caps, and comes in both 6.2-liter (376 cubic inch) and 7.4-liter (454 cubic inch) displacements. The LT1, which is a 6.2-liters producing 460 horsepower, however, add a supercharger and you are looking at an LT4 engine and 650hp.

The LSX engines in Corvettes were replaced with the Gen X LTX engines starting in the 2020 C8. The LT2 produces 490hp and 495hp with an optional exhaust.

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I am so excited to say we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary of Corvette Mike New England in beautiful Carver, MA. We originally opened in Plymouth, MA, “a Big Block from the Rock” along with the help of Mike Vietro in November 1997. We instantly became The Source of all things Corvette in our area. Here we are 25 years later bigger and better than ever. There’s no time better than now to buy your Corvette or dream car!

Mike and Gail Grande and the CMNE Team.

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Bill E.’s Corvettes

Until I bought my new 2017 Grand Sport, I didn’t consider myself a “Corvette guy”, even though I owned a 1966 427/425 Coupe for 11 years (bought from the original owner who lived in the San Fernando valley).

My Grand Sport is an excellent car, so far (~10k miles), and is probably the only one in my color (Sterling Blue) with orange hash marks. The thing is gorgeous.

Bill E.

New Stock

1967 L71 427/435 Convertible 
NCRS and Bloomington Gold Survivor awarded

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#’s Matching L71 427/435 and M21 Four-Speed

Finished in Marina Blue over black vinyl upholstery. Equipment includes a black-striped stinger hood, a black soft top, a push-button radio, a Positraction differential, 15″ rally-style wheels, and three two-barrel carburetors. The car has received a Bloomington Gold Survivor award in 2013 and an NCRS award. Is offered with a tank sticker, a Protect-o-Plate, and documentation.

Priced to sell: $249,900b

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Silver w/Black and White interior, twin-turbo 3.5L V6 + 3 electric motors
573hp/476lbs/ft. 9-Speed DCT.

This rare, one owner exotic came to us from a collector client.  The car is in “as-new” condition throughout with only 3,800 miles on the odometer.  It’s been well cared for, as evidenced by its condition and service records.

Priced to sell: $159,888


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