The Anniversary Edition 427 starts with the ZL1 aluminum block using the tooling that helped create this legend in 1969. The block offers a full-strength structure, 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 10.1:1 final compression ratio. Aluminum oval-port heads and matching high-flow aluminum oval-port intake are paired with an 870-cfm carburetor. The camshaft is a hydraulic roller with valve lift number of .510" on the intake and .540" on the exhaust. We even added 1.7:1 aluminum roller rockers. Like the orginal ZL1, the Anniversary 427 comes grossly underated at 430 horsepower.
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. A special owner's kit includes 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.