In 2019, Chevrolet released the final version of the historic Corvette C7, bearing the fear-inducing nomenclature “Vette fans know and love

the ZR1. At the time, Chevy was well aware that the C7 would be the last front-engined Corvette before 

the current mid-engined C8 and the 2023 C8 Z06, finally marking the end of a legendary era.

As a final touch to the C7, Chevrolet made sure to send the model off with a beautiful roar

which is why it produced the LT5 engine - one of the most powerful stock turbocharged V8s ever

 Based on the LT4 from the C7 Z06 and the sixth-generation Camaro ZL1, the new LT5 V8 received a host of mechanical 

upgrades that made the C7 ZR1 a direct threat, able to comfortably compete with the Ferrari 488 and Lamborghini Huracán.

When it comes to production vehicles, GM has always fitted the ultra-powerful LT5 V8 to the Corvette C7 ZR1.

However, as has become common with the manufacturer's high-performance engines, GM also sold the LT5 on its own as a crate engine until 2021.

At around $19,000, it wasn't cheap by any means, but the hefty price tag was more than justified given its capabilities.

 While no longer in production, there could still be a few crates of LT5s lying around for the right price

so anyone interested should keep their eyes peeled.

The LT5's massive 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is nothing short of a masterpiece, and GM was right to send the Corvette front-engined.

 With engine downsizing becoming commonplace these days, we may never see anything like the LT5 again.