The LS1 was an evolution of the earlier LT small-block V8 but shares little other than similar displacement and external dimensions. It is an all-aluminum 5.7 L (5665 cc) pushrod engine and produces between 305 and 350 hp (228 to 261 kW) and 375 ft·lbf (508 N·m) of torque, depending on the application. Beginning in 2001, the LS1 received the higher-flowing intake from the LS6, and a smaller camshaft to keep power at the same level; this also allowed GM to remove the EGR system. The block is very similar to that of the higher-output LS6; beginning in 2002, some LS1 engines were actually built using the LS6 block instead. The LS1 was on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 1998.
* 1997-2004 C5 Corvette base model
* 1998-2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, SS
* 1998-2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula and Trans-Am
* 2004 Pontiac GTO
* 1999-2005 Holden Commodore as an option
* 1999-2005 Holden Statesman/Caprice
* 2001-2005 Holden Monaro
The Trans Am's engine is an LS1.
The most powerful engine there is. It is extremely underated, and can produce massive amounts of power.
people think the Earth spins because of gravitational forces....completely wrong......there is an LS1 in the core of the planet that is causing the spin....a few have been put in space to move the planets around the sun too
A V8 built by General Motors. Ricers call it old-fashioned because it is a pushrod engine, however, they completely ignore the coil-per-cylinder distributorless ignition, plastic intake manifold, and aluminum block and cylinder head.
This engine was found in all Corvettes built from 1997 to 2001, and in all 2004 Pontiac GTOs.
It has evn higher performing variants, like the LS6 which features a more aggressive camshaft profile and higher flowing ports, the LS2 which displaces 6.0L and has displacement on demand, and the LS7 which is 7.0L in size and features CNC ported cylindr heads.
The LS1 is featured in many high performance vehicles by General Motors.
The Badass 345 Horespower engine in my car.
I just smoked ANOTHER Nissan 350Z with my Trans Am's LS1.
A 3rd generation small block chevy sbc found under the hood of 1998 and up Camaro Z28's and SS's, Pontiac Firebird Formulas, Trans Am's, and GTO's up to 2004. This hairy beast of an engine is conservatively rated at 325 horsepower, when many cars see 315 at the wheels bone stock. It is 5.7 liters or 346.7 cubic inches displacement. 500+ horsepower is attainable without the use of forced induction.more...
Also, it is the sore spot to an ricer. Touted by said ricers as "old technology" because it has pushrods, the LS1 motor and its various LSX companions will continue to be the bane of many ricers' existence.
Common excuses made by those slain by the mighty LS1 include (but are not limited to):
-I (losing car) have better hp/liter
-I (losing car) get better gas mileage
-It's an unfair race because you (LS1 owner) have more displacement***
-It's to hot for turbos
-I'm running pump gas, so I can only run 10 psi.
-If I had C16 race gas, I'd kill you
-I had a boost leak.
-Blow off valve (BOV) is stuck.
-Clutch was slipping
***Note: I did not make you buy a car w...
A GM motor that was used from 1997-2004. Was very underrated at the factory, and stock, had about 350-360hp.
The LS1 is an AMAZING motor, in that it takes to very slight modifications well, and if taken car of, lasts a VERY long time.
It has been known to make around 900-1000hp with forced induction, and a few supporting modifications.
Man, my car has an LS1 which is said by some to be superior to the LS2!
one of the best engines, but unfortunately, has become a ricer excuse for not being able to afford a legit cat. an example of this would be a 240sx, miata, or an rx7 with the engine swapped with an ls1. i am not saying they're bad cars, because there are good engines that go with those cars well and can make them fast, but when someone puts an ls1 in an import, especially a low level cheap one, thats just asking for trouble. for example you could put an sr20 in a 240sx, and i could crush alot of good cars, same with another variant of a 13b in an rx7. when you use an engine made for another car, it shows you have no respect for what you are driving, and are jealous of other people's nice cars.
240sx owner: my ls1 240 will smoke your pos fat rusty american f body!!!! fuck government motors!!!
camaro owner: at least my ls1 is meant for my car, and wait a minute, you're using an american motor so fuck you.
serious 240sx owner: dude you're a faggot. i got an SR20DET and i like it better than the ls1. it goes with the car. of you dont like the 240sx, then get a car with an ls1 you fucking pussy.
240sx owner: I dont have the money for a camaro.
serious 240sx owner: you fucking ricer, just stay off the road. you give us serious import owners a bad rep. just go back in your house and jack off to fast and fabulous.
camaro owner: yeah, seriously, those guys are really gay. they might be fast, but they're still retarded.
mustang owner: thank God i don't see any faggots with 5.0s in their civics.
serious 240sx owner: not yet
ricer 240sx gives ricer flyby and drives away