See, most regular people think of cuffing season as the time of year when you look for a warm body to cuddle with for at least the next four months. But for us strange speed freaks, it’s the time of year we’re prepping for our winter projects–be it a new craigslist cutie looking for love, or getting into something adventurous with our long-term hooptie. But it wouldn’t be the start of cuffing season 2022 without the annual release of The Chevrolet Performance Catalog at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, highlighted by the ZZ632 10.4L Big Block V8 crate engine, 2022 COPO Camaro, and new 4L75-R transmission.
The 2022 Chevrolet Performance Catalog features 232 pages covering crate engines, transmissions, Connect & Cruise Crate Powertrain Systems, engine components, vehicle upgrades, accessories, tools, and the list goes on.
Gone are the dark days of dense parts lists and black and white pictures, Vibrant, full-color photos accompany detailed descriptions, with prominent part numbers to help expedite the decision process.
The cover screams “The Big-Block is Back!” and why wouldn’t it, considering Chevrolet recently debuted the biggest of all its blocks–the all-new 10.4L ZZ632/1000 crate engine– at the 2021 SEMA Show. We’ve been through it: there’s 1,004 naturally aspirated horsepower, 876 lb-ft of torque, EFI, crank-trigger ignition, a new spread-port head design, and a skyscraping intake manifold.
Additionally there are more Connect & Cruise Crate Powertrain options for plug-and-play retrofitting or repowering, plus an LS9 long block begging for big turbos.
The catalog also details the 2022 COPO Camaro program, which is available for the first time with a 572 cubic-inch Big-Block. The new Big-Block is yours for just $105,500, but there’s also a supercharged 350 for $130,000, or the classic 427 for $117,500. Customers are first-come, first serve, with no production limits on the 2022 COPO Camaro, unlike years past.
New and updated transmissions also are featured prominently in the 2022 catalog. Highlights include a new 4WD version of the SuperMatic 6L80-E for LS applications in two stall speeds–2400 and 3000 rpm. The SuperMatic 6L80-E and 10L90-E are now available for both the LT1 and LT4 engines, along with the new SuperMatic 4L75-R heavy-duty four-speed.
The 2022 Chevrolet Performance catalog is already available online, or you can order your own hard copy for delivery by mail. GM also just gives them out at enthusiast events across the country.