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.
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 with a smaller engine, so don't bitch about it.
I am a stupid ricer so I make fun of the LS1 for having pushrods even though it makes 3 times the power of my DOHC civic.
An LSX motor is like having King Kong under your hood, once you floor it, it goes ape shit.
God didn't rest on the 8th day, he simply sat and listened to a cammed LS1 with open headers idle all day.
* 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 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.