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2001 C5 Chevrolet Corvette: LS6 Engine, Pricing, and Performance

The LS6 was introduced in the 2001 Chevrolet Corvette (the year the Z06 Vette was re-introduced) as a higher powered version of the LS1. The engine used the LS6 designation, which is the same as the big block 454 cubic inch engine of the 1970’s. The engine in the 2001 Chevy Corvette produced 385 horsepower […] More »

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2008 Chevrolet C6 Corvette: LS3 Engine, Pricing, and Performance

General Motors premiered the LS3 for its base model 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The engine put out 430 horsepower (320 kW) and 424 lb. ft. (575 N•m) of torque. The power increase, up 30 horsepower from the basic motor of 2007, is attributed to an updated valvetrain and camshaft, improved intake flow, and use of the […] More »

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1982 C3 Chevrolet Corvette: L83 and L89 Engine History and Pricing

The only engine available in the 1982 Chevrolet Corvette was the L83 as pollution requirements became more stringent throughout the 80’s. At 350 cubic inches, or 5.7 L, it produced 200 horsepower (149 kW) and 285 lb. ft. of torque (386 Nm) at a compression ratio of 9:1. This Chevy Vette could be ordered only […] More »

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1990-1995 C4 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Engine and Features

The C4 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was first produced in 1990 and ended in 1995 after 6,939 vehicles came off the line. General Motors approached Lotus in 1986, which was part of GM then, and asked for their help developing a high-performance car to be based on the C4 Vette. Lotus then designed an engine, with […] More »

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2009 C6 Chevrolet Corvette vs Porsche 911 Carrera : Engine, Handling, and Pricing

The 2009 C6 Chevrolet Corvette convertible sports car is priced at $53,000 MSRP and the 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera, considered a luxury convertible, is in the $87,000. The Vette has 2-doors, 2-person seating capacity, and a manual convertible roof with a glass rear window. The 911 has 2-doors, seats 4, and uses a power convertible […] More »

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