LS3 Heads & Its Applications
The LS3 (6.2L, 376ci) hit the market in 2008 in the new C6 Corvette and ratcheted up the performance with the power output jumping to 430 horsepower! More strength was added to the LS3 block (which helped handle the power from the supercharged LS9 for the ZR1 Vette). The Pontiac G8 GXP also received the LS3 (415 hp). In 2010, the relaunched Camaro SS got the LS3 (426 hp) in the manual-equipped cars and an L99 (400 hp) version with Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation). The increased displacement was due to a bump in bore size to 4.065 inches. Add a 4.000-inch stroke and end up with a 415ci mill.