Here we have the kind of sleeper that'll wake you up no time: a short-bed, four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado with an LS9 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. With dyno numbers of 510 horsepower and 504 pound-feet of torque, there's a jump of at least 205 hp and 169 lb-ft over the most powerful factory engine you can get in that truck.

The result? Sound and fury, both of which you can get a taste of in the video after the jump.



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      Kris
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should make this engine factory option. For all GM models.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        I concur. Where is my LS9 powered Sonic? I don't care if the engine is worth twice as much as the car.
        Dean
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        Factory option? Are you serious? Is something wrong with you? The Corvette motor should be the BASE motor!
      John Cuyle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oops, didn't read that. It's 4WD, and wheel horsepower, nt flywheel. That explains the discrepancy between the LS9's rated power and the truck. NM.
      xxhigerxx
      • 3 Years Ago
      Winner !
      philntx
      • 3 Years Ago
      500HP in a 4WD truck = FUN (without much tire spin !!)
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @philntx
        With stock tires and 638hp (to the flywheel), Im betting you will get LOTS of tire spin, but you will have 4 long black lines going off into the distance rather than 2 black lines that squiggle too much then leave the road, the burnouting (rwd) truck now off in the trees somewhere.
      F1
      • 3 Years Ago
      pretty awesome id wanna see this thing go against a ram srt. that would cool.
      PCDS
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is not something new down here in Mexico. In my town there are several of these ls9 swaps (on trucks and camaros) and single cabs with the 6.2 with a blower. With the 4wd and drag radials on all 4 wheels, these trucks can make low 11 sec and some even high 10 sec runs on the quarter mile, wich has always impressed me.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a very good return on investment. I know of a bone stock (ie. never had the intake or oil pan off) 4.8L running a PT88 and putting over 800hp to the wheels for two seasons. Upon tear down for upgrades there was no wear to the bearings, no piston damage, and no main cap fretting. Not bad for a $300 longblock. If I had a nice compact ZR1 engine on a stand, it'd be hard to not put it in something light like a FC or FD RX7. Hell, find a nice C5 for dirt cheap and put it in that!
        jtav2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Someone who has the cash to do this likely doesn't care about return on investment. Are there better/cheaper ways to make the power? Yes. But for the owner saying they have a ZR1 powered Silverado sounds more impressive than saying they have a turbo or supercharged 4.8. Some people do things that go the best financial result, others just do things because 'they can."
      Bill
      • 3 Years Ago
      So bailed out gm will sell 3 of these like the dodge ram v10 viper truck thingie.
        Jdvm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill
        You might be retarded if you think this is a production vehicle
        ToniCipriani
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill
        Not saying "Government Motors" doesn't make you not a Government Motors Troll.
        keith180
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill
        Hey Mr. Negative....GM didn't make this...it's not a factory option. This is aftermarket.
        caddy-v
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill
        If you think a Ram V10 is a "thingie", you need to stick with blogs more your age. Try Trek or Schwinn.
      breakfastburrito
      • 3 Years Ago
      guessing the purpose of this build, is to annoy commuters with asinine street races. it'll never see a racetrack with curves, never climb a mountain or haul dirt... He's not going to impress the boys at the country club, the women at the night club, or the hillbillies in the truck club. pointless waste of money and time.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @breakfastburrito
        How do you know ANY of this? Everything you just said is an assumption. And hillbillies in the truck club? What? So if someone owns a truck, they're automatically a hillbilly?
          mike
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          If its a Silverado then yes lol
        mike
        • 3 Years Ago
        @breakfastburrito
        I wouldn't wipe my balls with a Silverado....Dodge Ram is the only truck worth putting money into
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      Put a ZR1 motor in a sonic. The truck with a big motor is so 90's. At least it doesn't have a stupid dodge Daytona wing. Think juke-R. That's modern.
      Jerry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Zzzzzzzzzzzz...
      emperor koku
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well this is dumb.
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