Monday, November 29, 2010

GM Introduces New E-Rod Crate Engines at SEMA

The E-Rod LSA offers 556 horsepower and is available now. (Photo: GM Performance Parts)
GM Performance Products  announced at the 2010 SEMA Show that it has added three new E-Rod packages that are designed for hot rodders to its E-Rod line of crate engines. The company introduced the original E-Rod LS3 crate engine at last year’s SEMA Show.
The first of the new packages, the E-Rod 5.3L, is an entry-level option that features an engine from the Silverado pickup truck. It produces 315 horsepower and 335 lbs./f.t of torque with camshaft phasing, according to the company.
The engine was used to power the E-Rod ’55 Chevy pickup found in GM’s booth at the SEMA Show.
The second new package, the E-Rod LS7, features an engine from the Corvette Z06 and offers 505 horsepower.
The E-Rod LSA package features the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine from the Cadillac CTS-V. It offers 556 horsepower and 551 lbs./ft. of torque. In addition, the LSA comes with a conventional wet-sump lubrication system. Other features of the LSA package include a unique aluminum-cylinder block casting that houses a forged steel crankshaft, integrated piston cooling oil jets, high-flow cylinder heads and relatively mild camshaft, according to the company. This package was used in a Superformance Corvette Grand Sport coupe that was seen on the SEMA Show floor.
All of the E-Rods are available for manual and automatic gearboxes. The packages include a wiring harness, ECU, exhaust manifolds, catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, mass airflow sensor, accelerator pedal, air filter and instruction manual.
The 5.3L and LSA engine packages are available now; the LS7 package is slated to be released for sale early in 2011.
For more information on the new E-Rod crate engines, go tohttp://www.gmperformanceparts.com/.

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