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Chevrolet Performance broke new ground with the launch of Connect & Cruise crate powertrain systems. They’re factory-engineered engine-and-transmission combinations that include the electronic control module, all wiring harnesses, and other key components you need.

Our engineers matched the engines and transmissions for optimal performance and durability, so you can wring out all the horsepower from them with total confidence. The specially calibrated controllers are designed for retrofit installation in older vehicles, for easier and quicker installation and operation, without the need for third-party tuning.

Chevrolet Performance pioneered the concept of crate engines more than four decades ago, and continues to lead the industry with the exclusive Connect & Cruise Crate Powertrain Systems — factory-engineered engine-and-transmission combinations that include all the electronic control modules, wiring harnesses and other key components. Now available in 11 different combinations including emissions-certified E-ROD packages.


LC9 (5.3L) - 315hp

Connect and Cruise
Powertrain Part Number
CPSLC94L65E 2WD
CPSLC94L70E 4WD
CPSLC9EROD4L65E 2WD-EROD
CPSLC9EROD4L70E 4WD-EROD
 
 
 
 
 
Engine
19259918
19259918
19258004
19258004
Engine Control System
19259914
19259914
(included)
(included)
Transmission
19260380
19260961
19260380
19260961
Torque Converter
17803807 or 19299802
17803807 or 19299802
17803807 or 19299802
17803807 or 19299802
Transmission Control System
19257634
19257634
19257634
19257634
Flywheel Kit***
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Transmission Installation Kit
19259117
19259117
19259117
19259117

LS3 (6.2L) — 430 hp

Connect and Cruise
Powertrain Part Number
CPSLS34L65E
CPSLS3EROD4L65E EROD
 
 
 
Engine
19301326
19257230
Engine Control System
19258270
(included)
Transmission
19260380
19260380
Torque Converter
17803808 or 19299802
17803808 or 19299802
Transmission Control System
19257634
19257634
Flywheel Kit***
N/A
N/A
Transmission Installation Kit
19259117
19259117

LSA (6.2L) — 556 hp

Connect and Cruise
Powertrain Part Number
CPSLSA4L85E
CPSLSAEROD4L85E EROD
 
 
 
Engine
19260164
19257456
Engine Control System
19259293
(included)
Transmission
19300175
19300175
Torque Converter
24217235*** or 19299806
24217235*** or 19299806
Transmission Control System
19257661
19257661
Flywheel Kit***
19125597***
19125597***
Transmission Installation Kit
19259119
19259119

LS376/480

Connect and Cruise
Powertrain Part Number
CPSLS3764804L70E

 

*** Torque Converter 24217235 requires the purchase of a flywheel kit

 
Engine
19301358
Engine Control System
19258267
Transmission
19299055
Torque Converter
19299803
Transmission Control System
19257634
Flywheel Kit***
N/A
Transmission Installation Kit
19259117

LS376/525

Connect and Cruise
Powertrain Part Number
CPSLS3765254L70E

 

*** Torque Converter 24217235 requires the purchase of a flywheel kit

 
Engine
19301360
Engine Control System
19259261
Transmission
19299055
Torque Converter
19299803
Transmission Control System
19257634
Flywheel Kit***
N/A
Transmission Installation Kit
19259117

LS7 (7.0L) - 505 hp

Connect and Cruise
Powertrain Part Number
CPSLS74L70E

 

*** Torque Converter 24217235 requires the purchase of a flywheel kit

 
Engine
19244098
Engine Control System
19258553
Transmission
19299055
Torque Converter
19299802 or 19299803
Transmission Control System
19257634
Flywheel Kit***
N/A
Transmission Installation Kit
19259117

LS3 CRATE POWERTRAIN SYSTEM

Available in: Standard & E-ROD

CPSLS34L65E

The LS3 is the power behind the Chevy Corvette and Camaro SS. It’s rated at 430 hp in the new Crate Powertrain System offering the lightweight advantage of an aluminum cylinder block, aluminum heads, and composite intake system, weighing in at 404 lbs, significantly less than even the storied small-block.

It’s backed by the 4L65-E 4-speed overdrive automatic for relaxed highway cruising, with the durability of hardened internal parts and five-pinion gear sets.

 


LSA CRATE POWERTRAIN SYSTEM

Available in: Standard & E-ROD

CPSLSA4L85E

Powering the Cadillac CTS-V, the 6.2L LSA is a supercharged powerhouse good for 556 horsepower. It uses a highly sophisticated dual scroll supercharger to expand the boost range from low to high rpm.

It’s mated to the rugged 4L85-E 4-speed overdrive automatic to channel its power to the rear axle with exceptional strength and precision.

 

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TIME WARP DRIVE: THE CONNECT-AND-CRUISE ‘70 CHEVELLE

At Chevrolet Performance, it’s not enough to simply create the most advanced powertrain system in the aftermarket industry. We put them to work first, and then drop them in the hands of the toughest critics on the planet. That was modus operandi behind one of the hottest projects on display in Las Vegas at the 2011 SEMA Show. That was where Chevrolet Performance pulled the cover from one of the wildest, yet most usable Chevelles ever built – the Connect & Cruise 1970 Chevelle SS, built for Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the AMP Energy/National Guard #88 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet Impala.

Powered by the 556 horsepower supercharged Chevrolet Performance LSA Connect-and-Cruise crate powertrain system, this Chevelle is designed for today’s time-challenged enthusiasts. By sourcing the complete powertrain from the crank snout to the tailshaft from Chevrolet Performance, an enthusiast can get tremendous power and refinement with none of the drawbacks.

This classic Chevy didn’t start in a boneyard or dusty garage – it’s a bright new body-in-white from the time travelers at Dynacorn Industries International (DII). Sketched by David Ross, Chevrolet’s Chief Designer of Special Vehicles, this Chevelle carries his strong sense of Chevy heritage and clear sense of forward direction, similar to his work on the famous "Project X" ’57 Chevy and the E-Rod ’55 Chevy. It clearly shows both where Chevrolet has been as a brand and it will be going.

Yet, for all the craftsmanship applied by Chevrolet Performance in its construction, this Chevelle isn’t designed to languish on a pedestal. Like the mission established for the E-Rod 55 Chevy, this Chevelle is specifically designed to show builders that it’s not necessary to have a lot of exotic custom fabrication for a reliable, show-quality street machine.

By keeping the design simple and following basic Chevrolet themes, most parts can be sourced from Chevrolet dealers, Chevrolet Performance, and most well-stocked Chevelle parts vendors. That simplicity lets each builder put their own touches in the build, but still keep the daily reliability and drivability of a new Chevy, albeit a decidedly fast one.

"Over the last hundred years of its history, there have been many icons in the heritage of Chevrolet, but a few of them rise over all the others – the ’70 Chevelle is one of them," said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "That car is over 40 years old, and there is probably greater desire to own it than ever. This build just adds to the legend. It’s the best of both eras in one vehicle. It’s even faster, handles even better, and looks even better than it did on day one."

For Dale Jr., the Chevelle is a very special car. "My father and grandfather loved cars, loved racing, and loved driving. I’d be willing to bet they’d love this car as much as I do. It’s fast, handles like it is on rails, and looks awesome."

For someone with the demands and fame of Dale Jr., having a turnkey vehicle is an urgent priority. "Connect & Cruise is something I can really relate to. There’s not much time for myself. I don’t have a lot of time to work on a car. When it’s time to go somewhere, I want to go right now. Connect and Cruise means the car is reliable and ready to go when I am, but it’s still a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to putting some miles on it as soon as possible."

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