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Sep 1, 2008
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GM Brings High-Performance Crate Engines and Components to Online Shoppers GM Performance Parts engines, blocks, heads, cams, intakes, accessory drives and dress-up parts - available at retail prices online

DETROIT - GM Performance Parts has launched an online superstore that promises to simplify shopping for high-performance engines, parts and components. The site,, is the first OE performance parts site that actually allows consumers to purchase their hardcore hardware online, and have it shipped straight to their door.

One of the most onerous tasks of any engine builder is assembling the shopping list, and then actually buying the goodies. Days, sometimes weeks of planning, research and shopping are involved before the parts are laid out, ready to assemble. The GMPP website simplifies this process by providing enthusiasts with access to the most popular GMPP products on a trusted GM site 24 hours a day - 7 days per week.

Location, Location, Location
The old real estate adage, "location, location, location" applies equally when it comes to online shopping and buying. Whether a shopper is a discriminating enthusiast who knows what he wants or one who doesn't know where to start, the information needed to make the right choices is literally clicks away:

* Access to 38 genuine GM small block, big block and LS high performance crate engines
* More than 300 different part numbers available for sale in one place - engines, blocks, heads, cams, intake manifolds, accessory drives and dress-up parts
* Product search by category, name and part number
* Product information - complete description of each GMPP product
* Technical product information - dyno charts, tech specs, engine builds
* Pricing - GM's MSRP and access to dealer's retail pricing

Purchase Process that Actually Saves Time, Money!
Unlike many online shopping sites that refer consumers to a retailer for pricing, makes it simple to buy what you want, when you want it, and have it shipped to your door. After entering the site, a buyer can find the products they need simply by searching for it, or by clicking on the category (e.g. "LS") and scrolling through the list.

Each item can be added to a shopper's "cart." When ready to check out, shoppers enter their zip codes in order to locate the GMPP Authorized Centers nearest them. The site will list dealers that have all items in the shopping cart in inventory first, followed by others based on their distance from the shopper's location. After choosing the dealer they want to purchase from, the customer can check the dealership's retail pricing, enter billing and shipping addresses and select method of payment - including all major credit cards and PayPal(r). Products can then be shipped directly to the buyer's door, or, by picking up the products at their selling dealership, buyers can save on freight charges.

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Dream it, Build it, Race it
For a closer look at GM Performance Parts products and to get some ideas, the homepage offers three sections designed to help visitors in their quest for performance:

* Dream It - We're in love with performance and power - we're enthusiasts just like you. Check out some of the dream cars of the GMPP team.
* Build It - We've got the parts, you bring the project. Before you build, choose an engine and check it out on the site's virtual engine dyno.
* Race It - If winning wasn't important; there'd be no need for a checkered flag. Get advice from six-time NHRA Pro Stock Champion and GMPP sponsored driver, Warren Johnson.

GM Performance Parts Promise
GM Performance Parts crate engines undergo a 50-hour, full-throttle engine dynamometer validation; requiring that the engines perform from peak horsepower to peak torque. And if that's not enough, GMPP installs crate engines in its own engineering vehicles for ongoing testing and continuous improvement. It's that commitment to quality and durability that allows General Motors to back GM Performance Parts crate engines with a 24 month / 50,000 mile warranty (whichever occurs first). All GM Performance Parts components carry a 12 months / 12,000 miles warranty.

Enthusiasts who crave the latest technology, maximum horsepower and the expertise and confidence backed by GM, can purchase GMPP crate engines, blocks, heads and components, from GMPP Authorized Center dealers or any other GM dealership nationwide. For more information or to locate the closest GM dealership visit

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LS 376/480
What's Hot?
Hot Cam!
Big EFI power
24-month GMPP warranty

The hot new small block V8 in the GM lineup is the hyper-aggressive LS3. It offers a high-revving 376-inch combination that represents generations of small block V8 development and engineering. Not only is the LS3 an amazing engine in its stock configuration, but with those high-flowing rectangular port cylinder heads, the LS3 is loaded with potential. To tap into this potential, the engineers at GM Performance Parts offer you the LS 376/480 - an LS3 with an upgraded camshaft that ups power by a whopping 50 horsepower!

The LS 376/480 comes with the same great features as the LS3 crate engine. The bottom end includes a 6-bolt aluminum block, nodular crank, high performance rods, and 10.7:1 pistons. The heads are high-flowing rectangular-port units that share their design with the amazing LS7. The same EFI intake manifold feeds the hungry engine, while 1.7:1 roller rockers work with the upgraded camshaft.

The GM Performance Parts engineers picked the LS Hot Cam (p/n 12617570) to take the LS3 to the next level. This cam specs out with .525-inch intake and exhaust valve lift. Duration (@ .050 inches) is 219? intake and 228? exhaust. This cam allows for a dramatic increase in power across the power band while still maintaining good street manners. The engine will idle and cruise just like an LS3, but the power increase is there whenever you need it.

With all of the same great components as the LS3, but with an additional 50 horsepower, the new LS 376/480 is ready, willing, and able to answer your call for a new LS crate engine.

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ZZ527 - The 427 rat in a box returns to GM!
What's Hot?
430 horse
Pump gas friendly
24-month GMPP warranty

There are few engines that conjure up images of greatness like the 427 Chevy big block. New to the GM Performance Parts lineup, the ZZ427 big block crate engine brings back all of the good things that you remember about the 427 with a few modern new upgrades. With an updated cast iron block, a 9.5:1 final compression ratio, and an aggressive hydraulic roller camshaft, the ZZ427 offers you outstanding performance while still living on low octane fuel.

The legendary 427-inch big block Chevy powered some of the most storied cars in the history of the high performance automobile. This latest version holds true to that tradition, offering you a tough, 4-bolt main cast iron block with all a forged internal rotating assembly.

The top half of the engine is that same as the limited edition Anniversary 427 crate engine: oval-port heads that use 2.19-inch intake and 1.88-inch exhaust valves work with 1.7:1 aluminum roller rockers and a .510-inch intake/.540-inch exhaust camshaft. The intake is a matching, high-flow oval-port aluminum piece that gets fed the air/fuel mix from a 870 cfm carburetor. An HEI distributor, aluminum water pump, spark plug wires, and a 14-inch flexplate round out the package. Internally balanced, the ZZ427 will spin to 6000 rpm before it's time for you to shift.

The ZZ427 is an exciting trip back to one of the highpoints in the history of the Chevrolet big block. With a conservative 430 horsepower and loads of torque, it's still one of the best crate engines for just about any big block application.

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Anniversary 427: The legend of the all-aluminum big block continues.What's Hot?
ZL1 Heritage
Limited production
24-month GMPP warranty

The year was 1969, and the musclecar wars were in full swing. Each one of the big three had developed their own version of the ultimate high performance big block engine. Then, GM unleashed the ZL1, the most powerful engine ever released by General Motors. Based on an exotic aluminum block, the ZL1 offered only the best components from the L88 engine including a high compression piston, high flow aluminum heads and intake, and a bombproof bottom end. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chevrolet big block, GM Performance Parts has brought back a modern version of the ZL1 for your chance to relive musclecar history.

The Anniversary Edition 427 starts with a retooled version of the ZL1 aluminum block using the exact same tooling that helped create this legend in 1969. The advantage of the aluminum block is that it offers the completed engine the weight of a small block with a whole lot more power. The block offers a full-strength structure including thick deck surfaces and 4-bolt mains.

Building on that foundation, the short block contains a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, and forged aluminum pistons for a 9.5:1 final compression ratio. Aluminum, oval port heads have a 110 cc combustion chamber and carry 2.19-inch intake and 1.88-inch exhaust valves. A matching, high-flow aluminum oval-port intake feeds the heads with the help of an 870 cfm carburetor. The camshaft is a hydraulic roller with valve lift numbers of .510-inch on the intake and .540-inch on the exhaust. We even added 1.7:1 aluminum roller rockers. Like the original ZL1, the Anniversary 427 comes grossly underrated at 430 horsepower.

With a full list of features, this modern ZL1 is one of the most exclusive big block crate engines ever offered by GM Performance Parts. But, we didn't stop with just a great engine! Once you purchase an Anniversary 427 big block crate engine, you enter a very exclusive club because only 427 of these engines will ever be produced. To document the rarity of this engine, GM Performance Parts will include a complete owner's kit with each of these engines. In that kit, you'll find official Anniversary 427 emblems to place on your car as well as an engine data plaque and certificate of authenticity that share a matching serial number with the valve covers.

Only 427 of these crate engines will ever be produced, and then the ZL1 tooling will be retired forever. We hope that you will be one of the elite hot rodders to celebrate the anniversary of the big block Chevy with GM Performance Parts.

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LS Engine Controller Kit
The controller kit you need to get power into your project car. From the accelerator pedal to the fuse panel, each kit comes with all the sensors, cables, and connectors you need. All pre-wired and pre-labeled. And it's all easy to install. So go ahead. Harness the power.

LS7 Controller Kit: Part Number 19166567
LS2 Controller Kit: Part Number 19166568
LS376/480 Controller Kit: Part Number 19201327
LS3 Controller Kit: Part Number 19201861



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