With all the crazy news we’ve been hearing lately it might be easy to say the world’s gone to hell in a hand basket. Maybe so, but hold on there negative Ned, you can still have a state of the art, big block Rat motor delivered to your doorstep and that’s enough to make this crazy blue marble a bit more tolerable. Have a gander at this YouTube video from GM Performance Parts featuring their big block ZZ502 crate motor. Some gear head eye candy to brighten your day, if you will.
The ZZ502/502 Deluxe starring in the video comes delivered to your door assembled and ready to rock. In the crate you’ll find the entire engine, from carb to oil pan, a Holley 870-cfm four-barrel carburetor, dual-plane intake manifold CNC-port matched to aluminum, oval-port heads, starter, distributor, plug wires, and water pump. To ensure durability, this performance Rat is based on the cast iron Gen VI block with four-bolt mains, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, and forged aluminum 9.6:1 pistons. The result is 502 horsepower and 567 lb.-ft. of torque and GM backs it up with a 24-month warranty.
For all you guys and gals that want to build it yourself, there are several iterations of this motor you can order so you can custom tailor the build to your budget and skill levels. MSRP for the Deluxe is around $10K. Be sure and check out all the details at the GMPerformace website.