The crown jewel for Chevrolet Performance for the 2021 SEMA Show is the ZZ632: a 1,000-plus horsepower engine that promises to be available to customers early next year. Pricing for the 10.4L Big Block V8 hasn’t been officially announced yet, but Gandrud Chevrolet, a dealer in Wisconsin, is taking pre-orders for the ZZ632 crate engine at an MSRP of $37,758 USD, with a listed sale price of $29,499 USD. That’s more than double that of discontinued 755 LT5 V8 crate engine, which had an MSRP of around $18,000 USD. Meanwhile, the 1,000 hp Mopar Hellephant crate engine was priced from $29,995 USD, but needed the $2,265 installation kit to go with it.
Another way to compare, the LT5 crate engine gave you .04 horsepower per dollar spent. The ZZ632 gives you .026 horsepower per dollar spent. Inflation, man.
The only engines that come close to the price of the ZZ632 are replacement motors for the COPO Camaro. Gandrud Chevrolet has those listed, too if you’re curious. Additionally, pricing for the recently announced LS427/570 small block crate engine is listed from $15,766 USD, while the 572/620 Deluxe Big Block V8 crate engine is $20,903 USD.