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1970 Camaro Gets Corvette Z06 LT4 Supercharged V8 as Crate Engine for SEMA

Chevrolet wanted to make sure it had all the custom car bases covered at this year’s SEMA. So if you’re not interested in one of its full-piece cars, such as the 2016 COPO Camaro, perhaps you'll feel attracted to one of the carmaker's crate engines.
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1970 Camaro Gets Corvette Z06 LT4 Supercharged V8 as Crate Engine for SEMA1970 Camaro Gets Corvette Z06 LT4 Supercharged V8 as Crate Engine for SEMA1970 Camaro Gets Corvette Z06 LT4 Supercharged V8 as Crate Engine for SEMA1970 Camaro Gets Corvette Z06 LT4 Supercharged V8 as Crate Engine for SEMA
And boy, oh boy, does Chevy have an extreme pair for us. Let's start with the cool part - the automaker is ready to share the heart of the Corvette Z06 with us, and seeing the 650 HP LT wrapped in a 1970s Camaro should make people weak at the knees.

Then again, us taking a seat is what we need to do in order to get over the fact that Chevrolet is also introducing a 1976 Nova with a two-liter turbo four-cylinder crate engine. You can read about that dark side of SEMA here, but let’s talk about that LT4 for now.

The Z06’s supercharged 6.2-liter mill, which churns out 650 hp and 650 lb-ft (that's 881 Nm for all you drooling over on the Old Continent) of twist will muscularly enrich tons of hot rods. You can even choose between a wet- or a dry-sump setup, while Chevrolet also offers kits for accessories, such as power steering and air conditioning.

Chevy’s show car offers a sweet example of such an application


We’re talking about a 1970 Camaro RS, which matches its butch engine with a T-56 Super Magnum six-speed manual. This isn’t one of those muscle cars that can’t handle a bend, since the road connection was entirely revised. There is a four-link setup at the back, a coilover setup all-round, as well as 19-inch wheels.

Stopping power comes from Z06 brakes and just in case you get in trouble, the cabin accommodates a six-point roll cage.

As a nod to the modern build, Chevrolet has added LED headlights and taillights to the mix.

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