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Old 04-24-2021, 06:51 AM
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Default LT5 discontinued!?

Apologize if this has been spoken about already. I went to look at GM performance crate engines and itís listing the LT5 as discontinued now. This is the engine I planned on purchasing for my car in the next year or two so this is pretty sad news for me. Has anyone heard of this or why it is happening? The LT4 seems to be staying in production.

Part of me wants to just pull the trigger on it and keep it in a box for a while. The other part is thinking that they may be about to release something even more powerful, but I am doubting this as the nee platform is mid engine and probably doesnít need the same power house as C7.


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Apologize if this has been spoken about already. I went to look at GM performance crate engines and it’s listing the LT5 as discontinued now. This is the engine I planned on purchasing for my car in the next year or two so this is pretty sad news for me. Has anyone heard of this or why it is happening? The LT4 seems to be staying in production.

Part of me wants to just pull the trigger on it and keep it in a box for a while. The other part is thinking that they may be about to release something even more powerful, but I am doubting this as the nee platform is mid engine and probably doesn’t need the same power house as C7.


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Well that sucks, I was planning on using it too! Maybe Mark will have share insight to what's going on.

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Summit has a few. Then that is it.


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GM built out the LT5. Now the LT5 is no longer in production GM does not plan to build any more.

So GM is sold out of LT5 and LS7s


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GM built out the LT5. Now the LT5 is no longer in production GM does not plan to build any more.

So GM is sold out of LT5 and LS7s


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It'll be interesting to see how many more crates will disappear with the new electric revolution fad.
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Makes sense if it's not going to be used in the future. I'm surprised the LT5 wasn't planned to be a future powerplant for the C8. Guess there's something else in the works to up the power for it in the future, will be interesting to see where it goes and what trickles down (if anything) for crate options
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Ls7 disappeared and was replaced with an engine with more power , lt5 is all but guaranteed to be replaced with more power , follow c8 new and rumors new DOHC v8 twin turbo ?
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The c8 trans delay etc resulted in the c7 zr1 & lt5 being built as a one year model to placate the hot rod masses while the c8 issues were being fixed.

I believe the l83, lt4 & 5 represent the last in line for now of semi tune able gm engines as the newer upgraded gen motors are locked down encrypted due to liability/reliability management.

Until the aftermarket cracks the new gen code if ever, we for now may have reached peak engine tune.

So hereís investing 102 advice (rip weld) stock up on lt5 front accessory drives 😀
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