The Era Has Ended.
Chevrolet has produced the last supercharged LT4 V8 motor meant for the 2024 Camaro ZL1 before it terminates fabrication.
A picture featuring the powerplant, as well as Billy Burke and the other individuals from the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky was presented on social media last week, affording us the opportunity to get an eyeful of this powerhouse prior to its installation into the Chevrolet sports vehicle.
The 6.2-L pushrod motor, evaluated at 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque for this purpose, was produced in the middle of November, as indicated by a declaration from Chevy given to Motor1. It is currently unclear if the Camaro ZL1 it is designated for has been constructed, or if Chevy intends to transform the acquisition of the vehicle into a noteworthy occasion, possibly a sale. Nevertheless, Chevrolet declined to offer details on the eventual destiny of the last ZL1 at present.
The LT4 made its initial showing in the C7-generation Chevy Corvette Z06 in 2015. It followed a year later with an introduction in the Cadillac CTS-V, before finding its way into the Camaro ZL1 in 2017 and beyond. Whereas the Z06’s LT4 included a dry-sump lubrication arrangement, the LT4s in the CTS-V and ZL1 have a more traditional wet-sump system.
With the cessation of ZL1’s creation, there remain solely two vehicles in full output with its motor: the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and the Cadillac Escalade V. The Blackwing furnishes an ample 668 horsepower, whereas the Escalade’s LT4 enjoys an even mightier 682 hp due to its beefier supercharger.