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1965 C2 Chevrolet Corvette Racing Grand Sport L-88

The L-88 C2 Chevrolet Corvette is the racing edition of the 427 cubic-inch big block Mark IV V-8 engine. In 1965, Roger Penske received a telephone call from Corvette designer Zora Duntov. Duntov offered Penske a chance to acquire one of the C2 Vettes with this engine installed. Penske did not hesitate and became the […] More »

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1963 Chevrolet C2 Corvette Grand Sport: Engine and Racing

The Grand Sport version of the C2 Chevrolet Corvette appeared in 1963. It was a modified version of the stock “Sting Ray” that Chevy debuted that year, which featured a fastback look with split rear window, independent rear suspension, and non-operating hood vents. The Grand Sport was created to compete in Nassau that year in […] More »

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1996 C4 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

At the end of 1996, GM made the C4 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport available; 1000 of these Vettes were produced. This total included 190 convertibles and 810 coupes. With a “nod” to the original Grand Sport of 1963, the 1996 Grand Sports have a distinctive VIN sequence, which sets them off from the other 1996 […] More »

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2008-2009 Chevrolet C6 Corvette ZR1: LS9 Engine, Eaton Supercharged Motor, Suspension, and Pricing

General Motors published a press release announcing the C6 ZR1 Chevrolet Corvette in 2007. However, the production 2009 C6 ZR1 Chevy Vette was actually introduced to the world at the North American International Auto Show in 2008.

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2006-2009 Chevrolet C6 Corvette Z06: LS7 Engine, Performance, and Suspension

The C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has a small block V-8 called the LS7. This 7 liter, 7008 cc engine develops 505 horsepower/377 kW. The engine has a “dry sump” oil delivery system, whose purpose is to make sure the Vette engine is properly lubricated at high acceleration. This configuration also allows the engine to be […] More »

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