Last year, Chevrolet Performance looked to answer the Ford 7.3L Godzilla Crate Engine with the announcement of the L8T 6.6L V8 crate engine, which was made available for order for 2023. Exclusively found in the GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Silverado HD, as well as the Silverado Medium Duty trucks, adding this big displacement pushrod V8 engine to the crate engine portfolio has substantial potential for builders seeking burly, effortless power. As people are surely awaiting the delivery of the L8T 6.6-liter crate engine for their project vehicle, Whipple Superchargers has announced a new product that is bound to pump out even more ponies from the crate engine. A recent post on the Whipple Superchargers Facebook page revealed the introduction of a supercharger system for the 6.6L L8T crate engine.
Whipple Supercharger L8T Crate Engine System: Details
There’s not an immense amount of information surrounding the supercharger yet, just a 3D model of the supercharger painted in a shiny blue finish. Whipple says the Gen 5 supercharger system for the 6.6L L8T will be released in May 2023, when more information regarding this system will also be released. Still, given the high potential the L8T already has, this thing will find its way under the hood of some incredible project vehicles once it releases.
The 6.6L L8T V8 features the highest displacement of an Chevrolet Performance crate engine outside of the big block engine family. Rated at 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, with direct fuel injection and a compression ratio of 10.9:1, it’s just begging for boost.
The L8T crate engine has a forged steel crankshaft and other high-strength parts for durability and heavy-duty performance. Additional features include oil-spray cooling for the pistons and cast iron, a long-skirt cylinder block with six-bolt, and cross-bolted main caps for strength and durability. It even comes with production-style exhaust manifolds. With the Whipple Superchargers L8T V8 system on the way, we can expect significant power to go with it.