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CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE ‘SET TO CHANGE’ HISTORY ON OCTOBER 20

A Revving V8 Engine Was Teased During A Short Video Ahead Of The 2021 SEMA Show

2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro 572 Big Block V8 SEMA 2021
Image via Chevrolet

Yesterday, Chevrolet Performance asked the world if it could “handle more power.” Being the king of crate engines, Chevy is known to show off a new motor at just about every SEMA Show, and this year is no different. But with the Chevrolet Performance Catalog recently dropping its most powerful engine – the 755 horsepower LT5 – more power is exactly what needs to be done. For the people! Perhaps it’s the power and torque figures of the new 9.3L 572 Big Block V8 in the 2022 COPO Camaro finally rated by the NHRA. Indeed, that would likely be more power.

Chevrolet Performance: The Latest Crate Engine News

While some adjustments have been made to the Chevrolet Performance crate engine portfolio, there have been a few new product announcements. Such as the 7.0L LS427/570 crate engine that punches out 570 horsepower, and 540 lb-ft of torque.

This was followed by the massive 572 Big Block V8 in the 2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro that was announced over the summer.

LS7 LS427/570
Chevrolet Performance LS427/570 crate engine.

The 2021 SEMA Show

Chevrolet will once again be occupying its massive floorspace at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2021 SEMA Show, happening Tuesday November 2, through Friday November 5. Anybody that’s ever been to the biggest automotive aftermarket trade show in the world knows that SEMA is four straight days of sensory overload, with tire-shredding performances outside the convention center, and sometimes the most bizarre builds one has ever laid eyes on inside. Most automotive media hate attending, so you know it’s good.

Chevrolet will officially be bringing “over a dozen” cars to the SEMA show, expected to be highlighted by the 2023 Corvette Z06, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, 2022 COPO Camaro, and a few electrified surprises.

2020 SEMA Show
Photo by SEMA

2021 Chevrolet SEMA Design Awards

Chevrolet will be handing out several design awards during the 2021 SEMA Show, and the trophy is truly something to behold. This year’s design awards consist of the Chevy SEMA Car of the Year, Chevy SEMA Truck of the Year, Innovative Use of Technology, and Designer’s Choice. All of these awards will be chosen by a panel of Chevrolet Designers present at the event.

In order for builders to meet the requirements, their build must have the bowtie on the front, a gasoline, diesel or GM EV system and in-programs photos/renders to Chevrolet along with finished build pics. It is noted that non-competitive EV systems can be used as well.

Along with the requirements above, you must also register with Chevy at www.ChevySEMA.com by October 22 to be in the running for one of the awards.

2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro 572 Big Block V8
Image via Chevrolet.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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