GRAND BLANC, Mich. - GM Performance Parts (GMPP) will auction the first production LSX454R crate engine at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event this month, with the proceeds going to the American Heart Association.
The charity sale is scheduled for the evening of Friday, Jan. 21, and will be carried live on SPEED's coverage of the Barrett-Jackson auction. The engine carries lot number 1032.1 and bids can be submitted at the auction in person or online.
"GM Performance Parts is thrilled with the opportunity to leverage our high-performance engine, the heart of a vehicle, to help prevent heart disease and stroke," said Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration manager for GM Performance Parts. "This sale gives the highest bidder the opportunity to buy the first production version of the most powerful small-block V-8 ever engineered by General Motors."
"The American Heart Association is honored to work with partners like General Motors, who exemplify corporate citizenship," said Heather Kinder, executive director for the Southeast Michigan American Heart Association. "This donation further defines GM's commitment to improving the health of our community."
Over the years, GM and the GM Foundation have contributed more than $1 million to the American Heart Association.
GMPP's presence at Barrett-Jackson also will include a display of crate engines, engine parts and project vehicles, including E-ROD emissions-compliant crate engine systems. The Lingenfelter custom '55 Chevrolet pickup truck featuring the 5.3 E-ROD crate engine (part number 19258004) and the Superformance '63 Grand Sport Vette with the LSA E-ROD crate engine (part number 19257460) will be showcased. Product experts will be on hand during the event's Jan. 17-23 run, answering enthusiasts' questions on how to build their own dream car.
The all-new LSX454R crate engine (part number 19257880) is officially rated at 750 plus horsepower and 680 lb.-ft. of torque. It was developed for drag racing, bringing together many of the specialized GMPP LSX parts racers are already using, including the robust LSX Bowtie block. GMPP engineers designed the LSX454R for the unique, high-rpm demands of drag racing. It is a high-compression, solid-roller combination that uses new LSX DR cylinder heads (part number 19166979). The 11-degree, six-bolt aluminum heads feature raised ports that provide tremendous airflow. They are matched on the engine with an exclusive, all-new high-rise open-plenum intake manifold and a Holley 1,150-cfm Dominator carburetor.
About GM Performance Parts
GM Performance Parts (GMPP) fuels the passions of automotive enthusiasts with factory-engineered and fully assembled crate engines, engine parts and vehicle accessories, including specialized licensed parts and accessories. GM Performance Parts is the only source for brand-new classic small-block and big-block crate engines, which use all-new parts, including the cylinder block, rotating assembly and cylinder heads. GMPP is also the leader in "LS" performance, with a full range of production-based crate engines and the growing family of LSX maximum performance engines and parts. GMPP's LS-based E-ROD engine systems include emissions equipment that meets California requirements for pre-OBD-II vehicles (E-ROD LS3 systems carry CARB EO D-126-30), delivering high performance with low emissions. No other manufacturer offers a comparable system. Customers can view information and purchase engines and parts at gmperformanceparts.com.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases - America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.
Part number: 19257880
Engine Type: LSX Series Gen IV small-block V-8
Displacement (cu in): 454 (7.4L)
Bore x stroke (in): 4.185 x 4.125
Block (P/N 19244056): LSX cast iron with 6-bolt, cross-bolted main caps
Crankshaft: 4340 forged steel
Connecting rods: 4340 forged steel
Pistons: forged aluminum
Camshaft type: solid roller
Valve lift (in): 0.738 intake / 0.738 exhaust
Camshaft duration (@ 0.050 in): 250° intake / 270° exhaust
Cylinder heads (P/N 19166979): LSX-DR 11-degree aluminum, six-bolt-type with CNC-machined runners and 50cc chambers
Valve size (in): 2.250 intake / 1.625 exhaust
Compression ratio: 13.1:1
Rocker arms: shaft-mounted, roller-tip and trunnion
Rocker arm ratio: 1.9:1
Recommended fuel: racing gas
Reluctor wheel: 58X
Horsepower (estimated): 750 plus
Torque (estimated): 680 lb-ft
Maximum recommended RPM: 6900