The LS2 engine's specifications include being able to generate up to 400 brake horsepower at an engine speed of 6,000 rotations per minute and 400 pounds feet of torque at 4,400 rotations per minute. The LS2 engine has a displacement value of approximately 5,967 cubic centimeters and has a compression ratio of 10.9:1. The LS2 also has a fuel capacity of 6 liters and is considered the first engine of General Motors' Generation IV engines.Continue Reading
The LS2 engine, similar to other engines in GM's Generation IV Vortec series, uses a cylinder block alloy that combines both aluminum and cast iron. The LS2 engine also uses a wet sump oil system and features a water-based cooling system. The LS2 features an adaptable engine design and is compatible with various types of cylinder heads from other engines, including the LS6, LS1, L92 and LS3.
The LS2 was first introduced by GM in 2005 and was found in various performance vehicles, including the GTO, Corvette and SSR Roadster. This engine was also used as the default Pontiac G8 GT engine. Other cars that use the LS2 as their default engines are the Saab 9-7X Aero, Vauxhall Monaro VXR and the Holden Special Vehicles Clubsport, Senator and Grange.Learn more about Engine