Here’s something that the European mind simply cannot comprehend: Walmart and Chevrolet Performance crate engines. Together. And not just any crate engine, but some of the biggest ones, like the ZZ572 V8, which is a whopping 9.4 liters of displacement.
Though, it’s probably good to mention that smaller retailers sell their goods on sites like Amazon and Walmart, and it’s up to those vendors to fulfill the orders. This means Walmart isn’t truly selling the 572-cubic-inch V8 engine. The 9.4L Big Block V8 crate engine is one of many crate engines on the retailer’s website, and purchasing the $25,819.48 engine won’t be a walk in the park regarding delivery. As the name suggests, these units won’t be pulled off the back of a UPS truck when it comes to delivery. Instead, they’ll arrive in a large wooden box, paired with all the complications that arise from having it show up at your home.
The crate engines are currently available to purchase through the Wal-Mart website, and are even paired with free holiday returns until January 31st, you know, in case it’s not the one the receiver of the gift wanted. Maybe they wanted the larger, 10.4L ZZ632 V8 instead.
Chevrolet Performance ZZ572 Crate Engine: Details
If you didn’t know, the Chevrolet Performance ZZ572 Crate Engine produces a whopping 621 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque without any modifications, which means that it can easily be bumped to outstanding numbers with a supercharger or even turbochargers. That alone makes it an excellent option for any project build. The Walmart listing doesn’t detail the limited warranty backed by Chevrolet. Paired with the engine when purchased from Chevrolet’s website, which describes a 24-month / 50,000-mile warranty, which is an important detail.
The Chevrolet Performance ZZ572/620 is built with a substantial 4.560-inch bores and a 4.275-inch stroke. Meanwhile, strength comes from a latest-generation tall-deck block casting with four-bolt main caps and an all-forged rotating assembly. But nothing is more American than telling someone at a car show that you purchased your crate engine through Walmart. And it’ll be a conversation starter.