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What are the torque specs for a Chevrolet V8 engine?

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Chevrolet has manufactured several V8 engines over time, some with different torque output in specific applications. The Generation IV/V line of small-block V8 engines in production as of 2015 generates between 335 and 680 foot-pounds of torque, depending on the specific engine and tune level.

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The most powerful version of the current lineup of Chevrolet V8 engines is the LSX 454R, a crate engine primarily intended for use in drag racing vehicles. Its 680 foot-pound torque output gives it a peak power output of 770 horsepower. The most powerful V8 used in any production Chevrolet is used in the 2015 Corvette Z06, which produces 650 foot-pounds of torque and 650 horsepower.

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