The C3 Chevrolet Corvette saw a number of different and interesting editions from 1968-82. One that was planned but never production-built was the 1971 LS7. This Chevy Corvette would have been one of the most powerful ever made, constructed around a LS7 454 cubic-inch engine measured at an impressive 465 hp (or 437 kW).
The rare ZL1 C3 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray came with the ZL1 engine. This engine was a 427-cubic inch (7 L) all-aluminum big block V-8 that supposedly put out approximately 550 hp. Only a few C3 Chevy Corvettes were actually shipped with this engine. However, many racers were later upgraded to the ZL1. The reason […]
The Chevrolet Corvette celebrated its Silver Anniversary in 1978; to celebrate, General Motors and Chevy introduced two special 25th Anniversary Edition C3 Vettes.
There are many reasons the L-88 C3 Chevrolet Corvette is often called the baddest and biggest of the Vettes. Originally, the L-88 was offered as an option in the 1967 through 1969 C2 and C3 models. But Chevy did so almost secretly. Why? Because the L-88, developed by Zora Arkus-Duntov with help from Don Yenko […]
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 Nm) at a compression ratio of 9:1. This Chevy Vette could be ordered only […]