Chevy's Insane 1,004-HP Crate Engine Costs More Than A Camaro

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As expected, Chevrolet wants top dollar.

Chevrolet, seemingly annoyed with Dodge and Ford, has revealed its own high-horsepower crate engine. Dubbed the ZZ/632, this is a naturally aspirated 10.4-liter big block that achieves 1,004 horsepower without any fuel additives or forced induction. This is very different from the Hellephant and Godzilla options from Dodge and Ford respectively, as both require some sort of forced induction to achieve their four-figure horsepower ratings. The Hellephant engine starts at $29,995, the exact price of the Godzilla motor, so is the Chevy also priced at just under $30k? Well, official pricing guides have not yet been revealed, but Gandrud Chevrolet in Wisconsin has provided clarity through its website, where it is accepting pre-orders for the massive engine. According to the site, Chevy's suggested retail price is $37,758.72, but it is currently discounted to $29,499.

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That makes Chevy's big block pricier than both Ford and Dodge's alternatives, although it is worth remembering that both the Godzilla and the Hellephant require sundry items to be bought in order for them to work. These only cost a couple of grand per motor, but they're expenses nonetheless. Still, Chevy's pricing seems fair if you consider that this is a motor capable of four-figure horsepower ratings without any help. With the addition of some aftermarket modifications like a supercharger or a pair of turbos, the ZZ/632 could be even more insane. Add some E85 to the mix and you could have a 2,000-hp motor for relatively small money.

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This kind of potential is sure to appeal to drag racers everywhere, but we can't help but think that Dodge remains the coolest of the three brands. Sure, none of these companies put their most insane engines into production cars for all sorts of reasons from emissions regulations to cost, but only Dodge has consistently put its still-ridiculous 840-hp-capable Hellcat motor into multiple production cars. Meanwhile, Ford maxes out at 760 horses in the Mustang Shelby GT500, and the new Corvette Z06 is as far as the bowtie brand goes, with 670 hp. That said, we shouldn't complain and should just be glad that manufacturers are pushing the limits of the combustion engine for as long as they can.

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