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Pink ZZ383 Chevrolet Performance Engine benefits breast cancer research

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Cars don’t usually come to mind when you think of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. However, Chevrolet Performance and PROFORM Parts of Roseville, MI recently worked together to add 425 hp to the race against breast cancer by building a custom crate engine to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Michigan Cancer Research Fund.

The Pink ZZ383 Chevrolet Performance crate engine, which was given away to a lucky (as yet unidentified) winner January 22, features “ 449 foot-pounds of torque, with a short-block constructed with 4-bolt mains, a forged crank, heavy-duty rods and hypereutectic pistons, “ according to PROFORM, whose Street Series carburetor was mounted on a “GM high-rise intake manifold.” In addition, the “Fast Burn aluminum heads have 2.00/1.55-inch valves and roller rockers.” It was also noted that the compression ratio of the engine is 9/6:1.

Addition project sponsors include Parts Pro-Performance Centers, Digital Throttle, Pep Boys, Toush Yates Performance Products,, Engine & Performance Warehouse, Perforemance & Hotrod Business Magazine, Vibrant Performance, Chevy Harcore, Yearwood Performance Center, LaFontaine Performance Center, Motor State Distribution, Northern Auto Parts, e-Tool Developers and Liedel-Bradshaw.

Susan G. Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer advocacy organizations in the world. Over the past 32 years they have raised approximately $1.5 billion for breast cancer research, health services, social support programs, and education with the help of various partnerships (including the one above) in more than 50 countries.



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