Since GM put all of that time and effort into designing and building the LS9 V8 for the Corvette ZR1, it only makes sense for them to try to extract every possible dollar as a pay back. To that end, GM Performance Parts is going to offer it as a crate engine, all 638 horsepower and 604 foot pounds of it, ready to bolt in and make you smile.
GMPP's LS9 crate engine assembly comes fully dressed, including the ignition system, supercharger assembly, exhaust manifolds and more. It also includes the production dry-sump oil pan and provisions for the charge cooler's liquid cooling system. Builders will need an external oil tank, external coolant tank (for the charge cooler) and an ECU/wire harness.
What better time for the price of oil to fall?