Chevrolet Performance has introduced its latest powerhouse: the L8P crate engine, bringing modern performance to classic builds like the iconic 1967 Chevy C10. Derived from the high-strength L8T engine found in Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks, the L8P is designed for enthusiasts seeking big power and torque in their custom projects.

The L8P: Performance Redefined
With 523 horsepower and 543 lb.-ft. of torque, the L8P is a testament to Chevrolet’s commitment to performance. This 6.6L engine is built for versatility, offering impressive power and drivability in a wide range of applications. Derived from the proven L8T engine, the L8P features a forged steel crankshaft, high-strength components, and high-flow heads for maximum performance.

Key Features:

  • Power: 523 horsepower
  • Torque: 543 lb.-ft.
  • Components: Forged steel crankshaft, high-strength parts, high-flow heads
  • Valvetrain Upgrades: Billet-steel hydraulic roller camshaft, enhanced valve springs, intake valves

Classic Meets Modern
The Chevrolet Performance team has installed one of the first L8P engines in a 1967 Chevy C10, showcasing the engine’s capabilities in a classic setting. This C10, a regular feature at HOT ROD Power Tour events, now boasts the impressive power and torque of the L8P, providing a thrilling driving experience.

“The L8P provides good, usable horsepower and torque curves, it’s very drivable and it sounds good,” says Jeff Trush, General Motors Group Manager. “It’s kind of neat to me that it’s actually a 6.6L truck engine that’s out of one of our modern trucks and it goes into one of our vintage trucks. That is kind of a cool tie from modern day back to our classic history.”

Engineering Excellence
The L8P engine combines the strength and large displacement of the L8T with several valvetrain upgrades, including a billet-steel hydraulic roller camshaft and enhanced valve springs. This ensures impressive performance capabilities while maintaining drivability and reliability.

The introduction of the L8P crate engine marks a new chapter in Chevrolet Performance’s legacy of delivering high-performance engines to enthusiasts. Whether powering classic trucks like the 1967 C10 or modern builds, the L8P offers unmatched performance and versatility. With its proven durability and advanced engineering, the L8P is set to become a favorite among enthusiasts seeking the perfect balance of power and drivability in their custom projects.

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