AUTOS CHEAT SHEET
1. 409 V8
2. 427 “Mystery” Engine
3. 302 Small Block
First developed for the now-defunct Can-Am racing series, the 427-cubic-inch ZL1 engine was resurrected when a certain Chevrolet Dealer by the name of Fred Gibb took Chevy’s special ordering system to a whole new level. Commonly referred to as “COPO,” this special ordering process allowed Gibb to build fifty custom 1969 Camaro muscle cars with race-spec, all-aluminum high performance motors. Once other dealers got wind of this procedure, everyone was talking about the Gibb’s special package, and even though only 69 ZL1-powered Camaros ever hit the streets, these motors flourished as engine swaps grew increasingly popular and easy to execute. This engine offered the best of both worlds for GM enthusiasts, as it had all of the power of a Big Block but with a curb weight that came in around 100 pounds less thanks to being almost entirely constructed out of aluminum.
5. SB2 NASCAR Engine
6. R07 NASCAR Engine
Interestingly enough, this same engine still powers NASCAR Sprint Cup racers to this day, with 15 recorded wins in 2015 alone claiming Chevy a record-setting 13th consecutive manufacturer title.
7. 7.0 Liter Corvette C6.R
8. Chevrolet/Ilmor 2.65 Liter Turbo V8
9. Chevrolet/Ilmor 2.2 Liter Twin-Turbo V-6