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Published on 11/08/2018

Fuel Injected: Chevrolet Performance’s ZZ6 EFI-powered C10

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DAN HODGDON

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ANDREW LARSON

Chevrolet Performance is bringing its revered ZZ6 crate engine platform into the future. The all-new ZZ6 EFI Crate Engine was introduced publicly at the 2018 SEMA Show, providing the brand’s famed 1967 C10 with electronic fuel injection.

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Published on 11/08/2018
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WORDS:

DAN HODGDON

PHOTOS:

ANDREW LARSON

Fuel Injected: Chevrolet Performance’s ZZ6 EFI-powered C10

Chevrolet Performance is bringing its revered ZZ6 crate engine platform into the future. The all-new ZZ6 EFI Crate Engine was introduced publicly at the 2018 SEMA Show, providing the brand’s famed 1967 C10 with electronic fuel injection.

The ’67 pickup, which first appeared at SEMA in 2017 to celebrate Chevy Trucks’ 100th anniversary, again turned heads at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The truck is still painted in eye-catching Centennial Blue with a variety of custom bowtie logos, but now it is now outfitted with EFI for drivability. The 350c.i. ZZ6 EFI Crate Engine makes 420 horsepower and 408 lb/ft of torque and is backed up by a Hydra-Matic 4L65-E transmission to complete the Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system.

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The ZZ6 family of crate engines utilizes contemporary valvetrain technology to help with high-rpm capability. The ZZ6 EFI also features an induction system developed by Chevrolet Performance, which features port injections mounted on an aluminum intake manifold to create the appearance of a classic carbureted intake. Additionally, a fuel injection throttle body mounted in place of the carburetor allows a traditional air cleaner to be installed on the engine and further enhance the engine’s traditional look.

The power plant’s Fast Burn cylinder heads and 2.00/1.55-inch valve springs also support great performance and reliability. This results in a “high rev while making the most out of every cubic inch” according to Chevrolet Performance.

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The truck itself meanwhile is a two-wheel drive, short-bed model which utilizes a lowered suspension and rides on 20 x 8.5-inch front, and 20 x 10-inch rear, vintage-style full-polished wheels with knock-off centers. The tires are 255/40R20 in the front and 295/40R20 out back.

In addition to the accent pieces, the truck features soft ray tinted glass, modifications to the front bumper, engine compartment, tailgate and rear bumper, and brushed finish exterior trim.

LED lighting is utilized in both the interior and exterior, a modified stock cluster sports new gauges and the bench seat has improved bolsters and headrests with an embossed Chevrolet logo. The entire interior is re-trimmed in Porcelain White.

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Add the ZZ6 EFI Crate Engine and modern technology completes the package, but with an entirely classic look. Chevrolet Performance has thus truly provided the best of both worlds for hot rods and resto-mods.

Both Deluxe and Turn-Key options are available.

For more from the 2018 SEMA Show, keep watching The BLOCK and check out @theblockdotcom on Instagram. You can also learn more about all of the engines and latest parts revealed by Chevrolet Performance during SEMA here.

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