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Chevy Bids Farewell to the Camaro ZL1's Supercharged LT4 Engine

25 Nov 2023
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In a bittersweet moment for muscle car enthusiasts, Chevrolet has recently completed the assembly of the last supercharged LT4 V8 engine destined for the 2024 Camaro ZL1. This marks the end of an era for the iconic powerplant that has defined the raw, unbridled performance of the Camaro ZL1. A photo capturing the engine, builder Billy Burke, and the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky surfaced on social media, providing a poignant glimpse of the powerhouse that has fueled the adrenaline of enthusiasts for years.

The Heart of the Beast

The Heart of the Beast

The 6.2-liter pushrod engine, a true testament to American muscle, boasts an impressive output of 650 horsepower and 880 Nm of torque. This powerhouse has been the beating heart of the Camaro ZL1, delivering an exhilarating driving experience and a distinct roar that echoes the car's racing heritage.

With the Camaro ZL1 reaching the end of its production cycle, the LT4 engine takes its final bow, leaving an indelible mark on the world of high-performance sports cars. The Camaro ZL1, renowned for its aggressive styling and relentless power, has been a symbol of Chevrolet's commitment to delivering thrilling driving experiences.

As the Camaro ZL1 bids farewell, enthusiasts can find solace in the fact that the LT4 engine lives on in two other remarkable vehicles. The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and the Cadillac Escalade V proudly carry on the legacy, each equipped with the formidable LT4 powerplant.

The CT5-V Blackwing, a high-performance sedan, benefits from the LT4's capabilities, pushing out an impressive 668 horsepower. This allows the Blackwing to seamlessly blend luxury and performance, creating a sedan that can hold its own on the track.

Meanwhile, the Cadillac Escalade V, a true embodiment of opulence and power, takes the LT4 to new heights. With a larger supercharger in play, the Escalade V's LT4 engine generates a staggering 682 horsepower. This not only elevates the Escalade V's performance to sports car levels but also reinforces Cadillac's commitment to delivering uncompromising power in unexpected places.

The LT4 engine's legacy goes beyond its numerical specifications. It represents an era of automotive history where raw power and unapologetic performance were celebrated. The distinctive whine of the supercharger, the surge of power under acceleration, and the symphony of exhaust notes have left an indelible mark on the hearts of enthusiasts.

As Chevrolet closes the chapter on the Camaro ZL1 and its supercharged LT4 engine, it's a reminder that the automotive landscape is ever-evolving. While we bid farewell to one icon, the torch is passed to new and exciting developments on the horizon. The LT4 engine may be signing off from the Camaro ZL1, but its roar will continue to echo through the roads, leaving an enduring imprint on the memories of those who have experienced its formidable performance.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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