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Published 3/18/24

Product Spotlight Video: L8P Crate Engine

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Among the latest offerings from Chevrolet Performance is the massive 6.6L L8P crate engine.* The engine is similar to the L8T crate* unveiled last year, but the “P” stands for “Performance.”

The L8P is based on the production L8T power plant in the Silverado HD, and it features the same large displacement and heavy-duty strength.

However, the L8P crate version is capable of 523 horsepower and 543 lb.-ft. of torque. Those impressive performance numbers are due in part to a unique camshaft based on the one found in the LT2 engine powering the eighth-generation Corvette.

In this Product Spotlight video, Chevrolet Performance Parts Product Manager James Bloss covers the high-revving L8P crate engine’s numerous highlights.

You can watch the video here.

Steve Flanagan is a longtime Chevrolet enthusiast who has built a wide variety of GM-powered vehicles at his home in Gilbert, Arizona.

Keep watching The BLOCK and the Chevrolet Performance YouTube channel for more Product Spotlight videos and coverage from events nationwide.

*Because of their effect on a vehicle’s emissions performance, these engines are intended exclusively for use in competition vehicles. These engines are designed and intended for use in vehicles operated exclusively for competition: in racing or organized competition on courses separate from public roads, streets or highways. Installation or use of these engines on a vehicle operated on public roads, streets or highways is likely to violate U.S., Canadian, and state and provincial laws and regulations related to motor vehicle emissions.