Used throughout General Motors’ global portfolio, the power-dense LTG 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder is now available as a Chevrolet Performance crate engine. And thanks to advanced technologies such as direct injection, it is a surprisingly efficient performer. It’s a great choice for custom-tuner cars or to make a statement in your hot rod, with its compact – and lightweight – capabilities.
The LTG is rated at 272 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm. Its torque curve is broad and robust, delivering 90 percent (260 lb-ft) of its peak torque from 1700 rpm to 5500 rpm – for a great feeling of immediate power at all speeds. Peak torque is sustained from 3000 to 4600 rpm.
The turbocharger generates up to 20 pounds of boost, and its twin-scroll design helps optimize the usable power from the engine, virtually eliminating turbo lag and helping deliver a broad power band. Electronically controlled supporting components, including the wastegate and bypass, help optimize performance and efficiency.