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Corvette ZR1 supercharged LS9 crate engine priced at $21,000

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The LS9 is the 6.2L supercharged V8 that helps carry the ZR1 to a top speed in excess of 200mph

The LS9 is the 6.2L supercharged V8 that helps carry the ZR1 to a top speed in excess of 200mph

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GM Performance Parts offers some very interesting gear for the go-fast racer or modifier, including whole engines available for whatever project one can come up with. The GM division is now offering its ultimate package: the LS9 supercharged V8 from the heart of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar.

The company's LS-series of engines is already a huge favorite with folks that like to swap the light-but-powerful V8s into everything from early Mazda RX-7s to BMWs and more, but the LS9 with its 638hp (476kW) and 604lb-ft (819Nm) of torque will add a whole new dimension of possibilities.

While the full kit of carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon fiber body parts and other bits and pieces that distinguish the ZR1 from a standard Z06 Corvette aren't as easily found, the LS9 engine swap would make a worthy compromise.

The supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is available for order through most GM dealers and is priced at $21,000. Its part number is ‘19201990’ and its official output rating stands at 630hp (470kW) and 600lb-ft (812Nm) of torque, although final numbers may vary based on installation and vehicle packaging.

The new package is supported by GM Performance Parts standard crate engine warranty of 24 months/50,000 miles. Additionally, GM Performance Parts also plans to offer a LS9 controller kit and front accessory drive kit to assist in vehicle installation of the mighty mill. The basic crate engine, however, comes fully dressed, including the ignition system, supercharger assembly, exhaust manifolds and more. It also includes the production dry-sump oil pan and provisions for the charge cooler's liquid cooling system. Builders will need an external oil tank, external coolant tank (for the charge cooler) and an ECU/wire harness.

For more on the LS9 and the Corvette ZR1 it calls home, check out this video of the engine being assembled.
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  1. I would love to swap this into a new Camaro since there isn't going to be a Z28 built.
     
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  2. Mmmmm my 240SX is just begging for one of these. Too bad it'll probably be at least $15k from GMPP.
     
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  3. Would this fit in a Nissan GT-R? Man if i had a bottomless pit of cash...
     
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  4. Stick it in a Silverado
     
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  5. I'll take one in my Ariel Atom... :)
     
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  6. This would be great in a Jaguar XJ-S pre '81.
     
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  7. i would love to put one in a colorado
     
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  8. P.S. which i do plan on doing, my truck weighs less then the VETTE. can you say 250 MPH
     
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  9. i'd like to see this in a trailblazer ss
     
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  10. Will definitely include in my next project which will be a 80's model monte carlo. LS not SS for that ultimate sleeper. Can't wait 4 the look on the face of the first person that tries me! Think I'll go ahead a throw in a T56 for good measure.
     
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  11. terry lee no offense colorados are gms bottom of the line pickup much like the s10 hope u plan on spending way more than 21 grrand to modify your truck to handle the torque and size of that engine it will fly apart. goodbye to your life
     
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  12. and colorados are inline fives thats why their lighter plus try manuevering that with all that front end weight without reinforcements
     
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  13. ...in my '81 Vette. New tranny, new rear-end. Stiffen up the frame and not to mention...biiiig brakes to stop this monster!
    Can you say, Money Pit?
     
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  14. i will do this to my 350z!!! wow cant wait, 640z sleeper
     
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  15. More like swap it into a Lotus Elise and put hennessey parts into it and make it a hennessey venom gt! P.S. it beats a Bugatti Veyron(;
     
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  16. will this be fitted in a caprice ss 2008
     
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