Originally Posted by v6sonoma
Maybe it's true what I heard. How they can only make so many LS7's due to emissions or something like that? Now that the Vette will not be using it that frees up some supply...
The LS7 is hand built at the Performance build center, when that plant first opened it was to have a max capacity of 15,000 engines a year. They build the LS7, LS9, I believe some of the hand built LS3 engines are built there and I think a few others. Not to mention that they produce engines for the crate engine market, its most likely purely a capacity issue.
Though with the 2014 Corvette being LT1 only for a time clearly they have some free capacity probably until the 2015 higher performance Corvette model comes out.