The latest edition of the Chevrolet Performance catalog arrives at the 2015 SEMA Show, and to demonstrate the insane creations that are possible with it, the company has a seriously powerful machine in tow. This custom 1970 Camaro RS boasts the new LT4 crate engine that makes a staggering 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The offering gives hot rod builders the ability to put the Corvette Z06's 6.2-liter supercharged V8 into any project where they can make the mill fit.

This Hyper Blue Metallic Camaro should offer neck-snapping performance with its massively powerful engine and a T-56 Super Magnum six-speed manual gearbox. Chevy's show car is about more than just packing copious horsepower into a classic shape, though. The builders also overhaul the suspension with coilovers at the front and rear, in addition to a four-link setup at the back. Behind the 19-inch aluminum wheels, the coupe has Z06-based brakes at both ends. For better visibility, it wears LED headlights and taillights. Plus, the interior gets custom gauges and a six-point roll cage.

With pieces like titanium intake valves and forged aluminum pistons, the LT4 crate engine comes ready to offer serious performance, but Chevy also gives builders a few options to fit their application. The mill is available with either wet- or dry-sump lubrication. Depending on the version, there are kits to fit front-end accessories, air conditioning, and power steering, as well.

The new Chevy Performance catalog features other high-performance components like Z06-based parts for the standard Stingray and an array of performance upgrades for the 2016 Camaro, including suspension lowering kits, brake upgrades, and more. We look forward to seeing this vast collection of goodies at SEMA this year.

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Classic 1970 Camaro Shows Supercharged LT4 Heart

Contemporized muscle car highlights new Corvette Z06-based crate engine

LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet Performance is showing off the new LT4 crate engine in the most attractive way possible – under the hood of a classic 1970 Camaro RS. The concept vehicle was introduced today at the SEMA Show, in Las Vegas.

As the supercharged 6.2L heart of the Corvette Z06, the LT4 is rated at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful production-vehicle engine ever from General Motors. The new crate engine – offered in dry-sump and wet-sump versions – allows builders to use the high-tech performance engine in their hot rod projects.

This Camaro concept uses the wet-sump kit, along with complementing air conditioning and front-end accessory drive kits.

"Chevrolet Performance pioneered the concept of high-performance crate engines and the LT4 represents a new threshold in technologically advanced, production-based choices for builders," said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "Whether it's in a classic Camaro, like this resto-mod concept, or a vintage truck or street rod, the possibilities are almost endless – and that's exactly how we continue to fuel the dreams of enthusiasts."

In addition to the LT4 crate engine, the Camaro features a T-56 Super Magnum six-speed manual transmission.

To harness the power of the supercharged powertrain, the concept's chassis and suspension systems have been upgraded with an independent front suspension with coil-overs and a rack-and-pinion steering system, as well as a four-link rear suspension, also with coil-overs. It rides on a set of 19-inch polished aluminum wheels and stops with the assistance of Corvette Z06-based front and rear disc brake kits developed as upgrades for the Stingray.

A blend of design cues inspired by the all-new 2016 Camaro complements the contemporary powertrain that drives the vintage muscle car, starting with the Hyper Blue Metallic exterior color. It's one of the available colors on the Gen Six Camaro and it's accented with white rally stripes – just like the 2016 Camaro Hyper concept on display at the SEMA Show.

The exterior also features LED headlamps and taillamps, as additional nods to 21st century technology.

Inside, the black, stock-appearing cabin features custom-trimmed seats from a third-generation Camaro and a custom instrument cluster with new gauges that work with the powertrain's electronic systems. The instrument panel itself is wrapped in custom-trimmed leather. There's also a six-point roll cage for added protection.

About the LT4 crate engine

The LT4 is based on the same Gen V small block architecture as the LT1 engine used in the Corvette Stingray and 2016 Camaro SS, with several unique features designed to support its higher output and the greater cylinder pressures created by forced induction. They include Rotacast A356T6 aluminum cylinder heads that are stronger and handle heat better than conventional castings, lightweight titanium intake valves and stronger forged aluminum pistons.

Chevrolet Performance offers the LT4 with wet-sump (part number 19332702) or dry-sump (part number 19332702) oiling packages. Front-end accessory drive systems are offered for both applications, along with an air conditioning kit and a power-steering kit (wet sump only).

An engine controller –part number 19331517 – is available for manual transmission applications. A custom control system must be used for automatic applications.

The 1970 Camaro LT4 concept vehicle is one of more than 20 additional concept and production vehicles at the SEMA Show designed to showcase Chevrolet's growing range of vehicle accessories, performance parts, crate engines and transmissions.

For more information go to: http://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/autoshows/2015/sema.html

Join the social conversation at #CHEVYSEMA.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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2016 Chevrolet Performance Catalog Offers More

New Corvette, Gen Six Camaro parts featured with new LT4, ZZ6 crate engines

LAS VEGAS – The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Performance catalog is the official resource for enthusiasts seeking to take their Chevy to higher levels of performance and style, with parts designed, engineered and tested by Chevrolet.

Released today at the SEMA Show, the latest catalog features an expanded lineup of performance and appearance parts for the newest Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as new crate engines, transmission kits and other performance parts for hot rod builders.

"For nearly 50 years, Chevrolet Performance has fueled the passion of enthusiasts and led the industry with innovative crate engines engineered to deliver power, durability and efficiency," said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "From the original Small Block and Big Block engines to the LS and new LT engines, we have never stopped innovating. 2016 brings new and improved products designed to offer the engines, parts and accessories enthusiasts need to build their dream vehicle."

Highlights of the new vehicle parts and crate engines in the catalog include:

• A new lineup of Corvette Z06-based parts designed to enhance the performance of Stingray models

• A collection of performance parts for the all-new 2016 Camaro, including suspension lowering kits, air intakes, four- and six-piston-caliper brake upgrades, exhaust systems and more. There are additional parts for the Silverado, Colorado, Cruze and Sonic

• The new LT4 crate engine. It's the 650-hp, direct-injected and supercharged powerhouse used in the world-beating Corvette Z06 and it's now offered as the ultimate high-tech crate engine. It is offered in wet-sump (P/N 19332621) and dry-sump (P/N 19332702) versions

• The ZZ6 350 crate engine – the latest in the quarter-century history of "ZZ" crate engines. It features LS-style beehive valve springs and other modern features to deliver exceptional high-rpm performance and 405 horsepower. It is offered in Base (P/N 19351532) and Turn Key kits (P/N 19351533)

• Expanded range of transmission installation kits.

The new parts are on display this week at the SEMA Show and in the 2016 catalog, which features complete details on them and more. It is available for download at: http://www.chevrolet.com/performance/parts-catalog.html

Join the social conversation at #CHEVYSEMA.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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