The current 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks (as well GMC Sierra 1500 and GM’s full-size SUVs) currently can be optioned with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. This truck-focused engine is related to the LT1 V8 that is available in the current C7 Corvette.
The upcoming C8 mid-engine Corvette is switching to an “all-new” LT2 6.2-liter V8 engine with dry-sump oil system. This engine is currently rated at 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque with a performance package.
Chevy Silverado 1500
The current EcoTec3 6.2-liter truck V8 engine is currently rated at:
- 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
The current LT1 C7 Corvette V8 rating is:
- 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque
If we continue the logic, then Chevy trucks may also get an upgraded version of the V8 engine design. Perhaps, Chevrolet will call this truck engine family “EcoTec4” ? This is simply my guess. We do not have any official information about this from General Motors.
If the logic holds, then the next 6.2-liter truck V8 engine could make 450 horsepower and at least 470 lb-ft of torque. Although, the truck engine would not have a dry sump oil system that is standard on the 2020 Corvette.
What do you think? Should GM update their truck engine lineup with a V8 engine derived from the C8 Corvette? Let us know in the comments below. Also, let us know your estimates for how much power the next big truck V8 would make.
Here is a look at a GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 with extra power thanks to a performance air intake and exhaust systems.