Game Changing 4-Cylinder LS Engine is Coming Soon and it Makes Real Power!
One of the things that we absolutely love about hot-rodding culture is that anybody can take their very own unique perspective and apply it to their personal builds. This is exactly why we consider modifying a car to be an art form. While everything isn’t for everyone, there’s something for everyone to sink their teeth into. You can really tell a lot about a person by the way that they put together a hot rod.
Over time, one of the most popular power sources for a wide variety of hot rod applications has been the LS engine. It’s so popular, in fact, that some people can’t help but criticize the combination for becoming a bit played out as it appears in a ton of engine bays. Seriously, if you approach just about any track day or car meet, you’d have a hard time avoiding these things.
For those who would like to use LS power but still keep things fresh with a combination that not too many people have seen before, the folks over at BluePrint Engines have something for you.
Rearing its head at 2022 PRI, Blue Print showed the world a four-cylinder LS engine. Yes, you read that correctly. The result is too cool!
Essentially, the concept of the 3.6 L combination was to take a block that is typically used in industrial applications and modify it just a bit to accommodate an LS3 head. Things do get a little bit more intricate than that but those are the basics.
When all is said and done, the combination is said to create 340 hp along with 500 lb-ft of torque. While the engine itself does exist in the flesh, it isn’t available for purchase just yet. Keep an eye out, though, because it might just hit the market in the near future.
Below, Automotive Antics breaks down the build and what we can expect with this new power plant.