Chevrolet Performance will present a display of genuine General Motors performance engines at MotorEx, to be held this weekend (6 to 7 May) at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
For more than 60 years, Chevrolet Performance has been known in the automotive world for its engines, engine blocks, transmissions and other parts that are designed, engineered and tested by General Motors.
Chevrolet Performance said it pioneered the high-performance crate engine half a century ago and continues to offer enthusiasts new and more powerful solutions for their bespoke projects.
“As part of the GM Australia & New Zealand family of brands, Chevrolet Performance is another excitement brand that aligns closely with Chevrolet Racing and our commitment to motorsport,” said Chris Payne, General Manager Aftersales & Chevrolet Racing for GM ANZ.
“For many years, Chevrolet Performance LS crate engines have been the logical choice for builders of special project vehicles and have provided the right solution to repower the enormous population of Commodore and HSV vehicles in the hands of enthusiast owners.”
At least seven Chevrolet Performance engines will be on display during MotorEx. These range from the powerful, durable and affordable SP350 (357hp / 266kW) small block, designed as an affordable performer to match just about any budget, to the latest generation LT1 (460hp / 343kW) and LT4 (650hp / 485kW supercharged) engines. An LTRV8 from the Camaro ZL1 Supercar will also be displayed.
Additionally, the Chevrolet Performance stand at MotorEx will feature the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Off-Road Racer concept truck from Chevrolet Racing, and a special project truck built by Matt Stone Racing for NTI Truck Insurance.
The 1954 cab over engine Chevrolet truck was repowered with the latest Chevrolet Performance LT1 crate engine and was commissioned by NTI as its latest vehicle to be restored and raffled to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease research.