Chevrolet’s 1,004-horsepower ZZ632 crate engine won’t be cheap
Last October, Chevrolet gave us a taste of the most powerful crate engine GM has ever created. The Chevy ZZ632 Big Block V8 is the “Biggest, Worst Crate Engine” the Automaker Has Ever Built, Dynamometer-rated at over a Thousand Horsepower Without the Need of Force Induction and Gas Pump .
However, the distinction made by the ZZ632 Big Block V8 won’t be cheap. While the official pricing has yet to be announced, Gandrud Chevrolet has revealed pricing through its website while taking pre-orders.
According to the Wisconsin dealership, the ZZ632 / 1000 Chevrolet Performance Big Block (part number 19432060) has a suggested retail price of $ 37,758.72 with a discounted price of $ 29,499. Muscle Cars & Trucks pointed out that the ZZ632 Big Block V8 is more than twice as expensive as the late 755 LT5 V8 crate engine, priced at around $ 18,000.
In comparison, Chevy’s new crate engine is more expensive than Hellephant’s $ 29,995 price tag, which required an additional $ 2,265 for the engine installation kit.
However, we’re not entirely surprised by the price of the ZZ632. With the potential that normal suction brings to the table, a hefty price tag is almost absolutely necessary. And of course, inflation.
For the uninitiated, the ZZ632 Big Block V8 crate engine has a displacement of 632 cubic inches, which turns out to be around 10.35 liters. It has a maximum power of 1,004 horsepower (738 kilowatts) and a torque of 876 pound-feet (1,188 Newton-meters) when running on 93-octane gas.
âThe ZZ632 sits at the top of our unprecedented crate engine lineup as a performance king. It delivers incredible power, and it does it with the help of a pump, âsaid Russ O’Blenes, Director of the Performance and Racing Propulsion team at Chevrolet.
Customer deliveries of the Chevy ZZ632 Big Block V8 are expected to begin early next year.