'Tis the Season: Chevrolet Performance 2013 Wish List
The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means that magical time you can ask your loved ones to help pitch in on getting your project car or racer properly outfitted for next year. But buying parts for someone else’s project can be difficult. Indecision on a project’s direction, compatibility issues, or simply too many great Chevrolet Performance parts to easily choose from can lead to confusion for a well-intentioned gift-giver.
Consider the list below, then, as your cheat sheet. We’ve done all of the work for you so you don’t have to. You might even want to consider printing it out and leaving it somewhere “convenient” as a nudge in the right direction for whoever is shopping for you.
2014 CORVETTE STINGRAY
Have you been really good this year? Why not swing for the fences when asking for a gift with one of the most anticipated sports cars of recent time? The all-new Corvette Stingray comes with a brand-new V8 LT1 engine that is capable of 460 horsepower† and 465 lb.-ft. of torque†. And with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing, and Active
Fuel Management technologies capable of up to 29 highway MPG†, excellent fuel economy means it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Already have a project in the works, near completion, or making its rounds on the show circuit? There’s no better parts runner or trailer hauler than a truck. And the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is perfect for hauling anything from your circle track racer to your beloved restored classic. With an all-new selection of EcoTec3 engines, there’s sure to be a Silverado built for your exact needs. If you already have a Silverado in your garage, you’re not out of luck either. The accessories market is already alive and well for the new Silverado. Chevrolet offers a wide selection of accessories, designed and built by the same team that brought the Silverado to the road, and includes 22” wheels†, ladder racks, side steps, floor mats, hitches, and remote start systems.
If you want a little nostalgia for the holidays, the new ZZ383 Deluxe is as timeless as tinsel. We’ve taken the classic Small-Block stroker and updated it with modern amenities. A new lightweight aluminum cylinder head casting based on the proven Fast Burn design, paired with a forged steel crankshaft and an aggressive hydraulic roller crankshaft mean a performance increase of 25 hp and 25 lb.-ft. over the last version of the torque-loving engine. If you want the peak power out of the ZZ383, make sure you throw a Holley 770-cfm four-barrel carb on your list as well.
Want to enhance your new Camaro with performance parts and accessories brought to you by the car’s original designers? Look no further than our performance upgrade parts specifically for the fifth-gen Camaro. We have the benefit of using the awesome 1LE, ZL1, and the new Z/28 as our test bed to put our parts through the ringer. We then take what makes them some of the best performance cars on the market, and offer those parts up to be added to any Camaro. Many of the upgrades even avoid adding more stress to the holidays by keeping the factory warranty intact.
Nothing spoils the holiday spirit like seeing someone else driving your exact same car down the road. Make sure you keep the holidays happy by asking for these Chevrolet Accessories wrapped up in a bow. There are parts available for every current Chevrolet model, and run the gamut from alloy wheels, to all-weather floor mats, to fog lamps, to roof racks. With a selection so extensive, you’re sure to check a few items off your list.
There’s no sense in adding all that power if the transmission can’t get the power to the ground. That makes the Supermatic 4L70-E transmission the perfect complementary gift for someone who already has the engine compartment bolted up. Capable of handling up to 495 lb.-ft. of torque, and available in two- or four-wheel drive, this automatic transmission has ratios of 3.06, 1.62, 1.00, and 0.70.
Our line of E-ROD crate drivetrain systems offers big horsepower numbers while still being emissions compliant. The LSA E-ROD crate powertrain takes the amazing force-fed engine from the Camaro ZL1, and makes it low-emissions enough to be CARB certified. Don’t let your love of performance cars and the environment ruin your holiday spirit.
Considering how much modern engines rely on computers to operate these days, trusting a third-party to program a controller for your Chevrolet Performance engine is tempting fate. Ask for something straight from the source with one of our production-style LS engine controllers. Comprising of a controller, O2 sensors with mounting bosses, a MAF meter, throttle assembly, wiring harness, and more, the kit comes with everything needed to keep an LS engine running smooth.
If you’ve been a little more naughty this year, the baddest production drag car out there might be a great match. The COPO Camaro is designed specifically to go in a straight line as Chevrolet’s only production-built drag car designed specifically for the NHRA Stock Eliminator class. Its popularity has demanded another run of 69 cars for the third year in a row, with a wide selection of colors and drivetrain options. If part of your holiday includes a visit to the strip (we know there are some of you out there), this is the perfect gift.
Nothing is naughtier than big power, and the LSX 454R is the most powerful crate engine ever offered by Chevrolet Performance. Our LSX Bowtie block with the LSX DR aluminum heads offers incredible airflow, while the open-plenum intake manifold and Dominator-style carburetor combine to produce an astonishing 770 horsepower at 7000 rpm, and 612 lb.-ft. of torque at 5600 rpm. And that’s just out of the crate.
If you want to keep your list as brief as possible, and don’t want your loved one trying to chase down a heap of accessories needed to get a crate engine running, the ZZ5 350 Turn-Key is the perfect gift. The new Small-Block, with a new cylinder head and block, large intake runners, and new beehive-style valve springs, comes with the distributor, carburetor, and balancer installed. Additionally, the starter, fuel pump, air conditioning pump, alternator, and more come in the crate. With everything included, you might even have your project running by New Year’s.
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460 lb.-ft. with standard engine. 465 lb.-ft. with available performance exhaust.
455 horsepower with standard engine. 460 horsepower with available performance exhaust.
**The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Destination freight charge is $995 for 2014 Tahoe, 2014 SS, 2014 Corvette Coupe and 2014 Corvette Convertible.
***The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Includes destination freight charge and gas guzzler tax.
Unless specifically noted to the contrary herein, vehicles equipped with Chevrolet Performance Parts may not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and emissions regulations and should not be operated on public roads. Chevrolet Performance customers are responsible for ensuring their use of Chevrolet Performance complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Many parts intended for racing or other “off-highway” use are not designed or tested for crashworthiness or to meet the safety needs of the motoring public, and may adversely affect the original intended performance or handling characteristics of the vehicle. These parts are designed and intended to be used with experts supervising their installation and use, to help assure the proper and safe operation of the vehicle.