Building General Motor’s LT4 V8 650hp engine at the Tonawanda, NY engine plant
The technology and people skills that play a major part in GM’s Tonawanda plant’s continued success at building quality engines like General Motor’s LT4 V8 for the Corvette and other GM vehicles.
This fascinating video gives us an excellent view into the start-to-finish process of building the famous LT4 engine that is installed into the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
In addition to the Corvette Z06 with the LT4 650hp V8 engine, it included specific features for the Z06 model; which included brakes, suspension, tires, wheels, unique front and rear fenders, and more…
Published on Jan 19, 2015
Come follow us along as we tour the GM Engine Plant in Tonawanda, NY where they build the 650hp LT4 V8 and many other engines.
Note: the crankshafts shown during the machining process are for the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 truck engine, not the LT4.
GM’s engine plant in Tonawanda, NY was built in 1938 built and started production that year. Over the many years since the plant was built they have produced millions of engines, even including airplane engines during WWII. Today the plant is famous for its 650hp LT4 V8 production as well as many other GM engines.
Source: Source: Speed Academy’s YouTube Channel posting of this excellent video, “Building GM’s most powerful Engine Ever, the 650hp LT4 V8!”
Photo: The photo above is from this excellent video