Recently, Chevrolet‘s performance division announced the creation of its most-powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine in the car company’s history.
Chevrolet, or Chevy for short, is a division of automobile manufacturer General Motors. Although GM is currently transitioning many of their vehicles to electric power, they’ve also just built their largest V8 engine ever.
The new engine isn’t meant for normal street use, and is instead specifically designed for drag racing builds only. The specifications on the V8 include a 632-cubic-inch ZZ632/1000 crate engine. Its 10-liter mill pumps out 1,004 horsepower and 876 lb-ft of torque. All of that power comes from regular pumped gasoline without any additional supercharging needed.
Chevy’s new motor provides an increase of 277 horsepower compared to their previous best engine offering. The company’s ZZ572/740R Deluxe has 727 hp and 680 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet also designed the iron-block ZZ632/1000 with a redline of 7,000 rpm. So it’s a huge boost in performance in comparison to its predecessor.
In addition, FOX News reports that the engine “features electronic port injection fed through symmetrical ports built into its CNC-machined aluminum head, forged aluminum pistons along with a forged steel crank and connecting rods.”
The company put a single ZZ632/1000 engine to the test 200 times during the developmental stages. Chevrolet ran 200 simulations with the new motor without any problems. As for now, there are no price-point details for the historic engine. However, Chevy announced that they will debut the engine soon. In November, the company will reveal the motor at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada. They plan to roll them out for delivery early next year.
Rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvette ‘fuelie’ Sells for a Massive Price
In other Chevrolet news, a rare 1963 Corvette “fuelie” recently sold for a huge price at auction. The car manufacturers continue to press forward into the future whether with historically powerful engines or electric vehicles. But some of their vintage automobiles are still some of the most sought after cars on the high-end market.
Earlier this month, the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “fuelie” with 70,000 miles on the odometer went to auction. It was owned by Larry Menard, John Menard’s brother who founded Menards home improvement company. In 2019, Larry passed away leaving his enormous car collection to sit untouched. His estate decided to put the collection up for sale, and the rare Chevy drew tons of interest as expected.
On Oct. 1, VanDerBrink Auctions opened bidding for the sale of the classic Chevy. By the end of the auction, the high bidder paid an astounding $285,000 for the car.
The rare Corvette “fuelie” is a split-window coupe, and is one of 2,610 ever made. That particular 1963 Corvette model comes equipped with a special fuel-injected 327 V8 engine – hence its “fuelie” nickname. The car that sold at auction had its original tuxedo black paint job. Additionally, the car also had a numbers-matching original motor, which is vital for high-end collectors.