SPO—Bulletin GMP09-034—New Product: 2009 LS9 6.2L Supercharged (ZR-1) Crate Engine Available
To: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, HUMMER and Pontiac (including MD)
GM Performance Parts is pleased to announce the availability of our new 2009 LS9 6.2L supercharged engine. This engine is the latest in the LS Series of crate engines from General Motors. It is the engine from the 2009 ZR-1 Corvette with over 630hp @ 6500 rpm & 600 lb-ft of torque @ 3800 rpm.
Available to all GM Dealers under normal order processing
§ GM part number is 19201990.
§ GM Dealer price is $21,000.00, effective February 13, 2009. This price is a revision to that shown on the February 1, 2009, Electronic Price Media supplied to your Data Service Provider. This revised price of $21,000.00 will be properly reflected on the March 1, 2009, Electronic Price Media.
§ Refer to Page 76 of the 2009 GM Performance Parts Catalog for more details on this new crate engine package.
§ Engine output is established by the 2009 production vehicle. Torque and HP numbers may vary based on installation and vehicle packaging.
§ Supported by GM Performance Parts standard crate engine warranty of 24 months / 50,000 miles.
§ Crate engine package includes the engine and detailed requirements – installation instructions.
§ Additionally, a LS9 controller kit and a front accessory drive kit are planned for release later in 2009 to assist in vehicle installation.
§ Engine availability may be limited based on constraints with production.
Depends on your purpose. Here, you're getting a 600+ hp engine that's fully emissions-legal (when fitted with the proper exhaust) and comes with a 24-month warranty. It's not hard to build your own high-horse monster, and old iron is popular with rodders because of that silly little inclusion in the law which effectively exempts them from paying for the smog they create, but for those looking for a turnkey solution to more power, this isn't half bad. Oh, and did I mention the warranty? Many crate engines in this power range cost around $5k less, but nobody offers a warranty this long on a crate motor.