This 2006 Pontiac Solstice is $29,990, and LS3-Powered!

The summer solstice may have long passed, but could you pass on today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Pontiac Solstice with its LS3 engine? That will likely depend on whether you give its price the Sun's up or a Sun's down. » 8/04/14 8:00am 8/04/14 8:00am

Power for Pennies: How To Score a 500HP LS Engine for FREE

So you want to go fast and you want to swap a V8 into your ride but your budget is short. You can get that 500HP V8 and keep the wife happy. All it takes is some ingenuity and a little manual labor but the end is result is nothing short of awesome. » 8/14/13 9:32am 8/14/13 9:32am

Get The Corvette-Engined Truck Chevy Won't Build

GM never built a production version of the Ram SRT10-fighting Chevy Silverado 427 Concept. Four years after the truck's SEMA debut the wrench-turners at Houston's Fastlane have recreated the concept with their 500 hp, Corvette-powered 427SS Silverado. » 10/27/10 9:00am 10/27/10 9:00am

Corvette-Based SV 9 Competizione Wants Desperately To Be Italiani

The Corvette-based limited edition SV 9 Competizione wants desperately to emulate an Alfa Romeo 8C Competzione with its carbon fibered re-skin. American V8 grunt mixed with Italian sensuality? How could it possibly go wrong? » 7/21/09 2:45pm 7/21/09 2:45pm

Hennessey HPE550 Camaro Looks Ready To Ram 562 HP Down Your Gullet

Last week brought the first test of Hennessey's newest powerhouse, the HPE550 Camaro. This week brings enough new pics and details to make even the most gentlemanly of men hoot and holler. » 6/18/09 1:00pm 6/18/09 1:00pm

562 HP Hennessey HPE550 Camaro: First Test

Houston-based Hennessey Motorsport's new supercharged, 562 HP 2010 HPE550 Camaro gets wrung out in this first test proving that the Camaro is no longer just a redneck's play thing and more a precisely-guided patriot missile. » 6/09/09 4:40pm 6/09/09 4:40pm

Corvette-Engined Formula Le Mans LMP2 Racer Makes Angry Noises

GM’s venerable small-block LS3 from the 2009 Corvette/2010 Camaro SS has found its way under the rear bodywork of a new Formula Le Mans prototype. Click below to see and hear the beast in action. » 1/14/09 11:00am 1/14/09 11:00am

2009 Pontiac G8 GXP, First Drive

If I were to tell you GM is the new BMW you'd probably laugh at me. But driving the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP » 11/21/08 12:00am 11/21/08 12:00am just a couple of months after the and , that's exactly what I'm thinking. Equipped with a 6.3-liter, LS3 V8 making 415 HP and 415 lb-ft of torque, the G8 GXP isn't just the fastest car Pontiac's ever made, but…

Top Gear Builds Corvette Engine-Powered Blender

In last night's episode of Top Gear » 11/17/08 1:30pm 11/17/08 1:30pm, Jeremy Clarkson put the show's engineering talents to work on building an answer to a question we never knew we had; Can you build a blender out of a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 Corvette engine? The answer, as you can see in the video below the jump, is yes. It's simply astonishing to watch a…

LS3 Goes Down Under: HSV To Build Higher Horsepower Hooning Machines

It's not even Australia Day, but we're hearing GM's giving their high-performance team down under a gift of power. Holden's Special Vehicles team announced last night they'll be fitting the US-built LS3 engine across their range of E-Series and WM Grange vehicles. That's the same engine found in the base model of the… » 3/26/08 7:45am 3/26/08 7:45am

2008 Corvette Dyno'd, Power Proven

Anyone watching for evidence of the 2008 Corvette LS3's ascension over its predecessor can thank the crew at Lou Gigliotti's LG Motorsports. They dropped a spanking-new '08 on the dyno and took what could be the first rating of the latest 'Vette to hit the wires. We'd heard tell of 435 horsepower at the crankshaft,… » 7/11/07 11:03am 7/11/07 11:03am

Yeeha!! 2008 Corvette Gets Big Boosts of Both Power and Torque

Remember the spy shots of the LS3 engine we showed you the other day? Turns out that it was in fact the aluminum, variable valve timed 6.2-liter unit out of the Escalade, although heavily tweaked to the tune of 430 hp and 424 lbs. ft. of torque (up from 400-flat for both). Basically, Chevy slapped on LS7-ish heads… » 4/27/07 9:50am 4/27/07 9:50am

Spy Photos: The 2008 Corvette...Now With LS3!

Just because the new Corvette LS3's not expected to be unveiled until Saturday, doesn't mean you don't deserve to see it early. Luckily some shots have already snuck out of Bowling Green of what looks to be the new engine for the 2008 big bad-ass from the bargain brand at the General. A poster over at DigitalCorvettes » 4/24/07 10:01am 4/24/07 10:01am

Over the Back Fence: New Engine for the 2008 Corvette

With all the talk of the "Blue Devil," "Stingray," "LS9," or otherwise designated hyper Corvette reportedly coming in 2009, there's been little talk about improvements to the base model. Not quite. Frequent source of 'Vette secrets,, apparently dished on the 2008 model. Aside from some new interior… » 1/03/07 7:12am 1/03/07 7:12am