Retroactively referred to as the "Generation I" small-block, engineer Ed Cole, who would later become GM President, is credited with leading the design for this engine. From the Z-28, the Stingray, countless generations of mid-sized sedans, and millions of pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Small-Block V8 is a testament of engineering. Take advantage of decades of development, design, and engineering with a GM Performance Parts small block crate engine.
The LS engine has been the sole powerplant of the Chevrolet Corvette since 1997 and has seen use in a wide variety of other General Motors vehicles, ranging from sport coupes to full size trucks. It's a small engine with huge displacement and power output, you'll swear it isn't a small block. Enthusiasts have embraced the LS family of engines because they have powered some of the most spectacular performance cars ever produced. This is a popular engine for kit cars, hot rods, buggies, and even light aircraft.
Nothing matches the feeling of opening the throttle on a big block V8! Your car shakes, the sound reverberates into your soul, and memories are made that will last a lifetime. This is the stuff that legends are made of.