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.
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 […]
The basic engine in the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette was the LS2 V-8, similar to the LS6 motor that was used until 2004 but with increased performance functions. The LS2 had improved “breathing” for both intake and exhaust manifolds, the engine had better cam lift, and it had a higher compression ratio (10.9 to 1 versus […]
The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 sports a supercharged, 376 cubic inch, 6.162 L “LS9.” The LS9 is based on the LS3 because higher pressure in the cylinders, as a result of the supercharger, necessitated more substantial cylinder walls, which the previous Corvette LS7 engine did not have. Bore and stroke is 4.06 inches (or 103.1 […]
The LS7 V-8 is the base offering in the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a true race engine similar to the metal hear that beat inside Chevy Vette C5-R’s. Sporting many of the same components, including an 11.0 to 1 compression ratio, titanium connecting rods, cylinder heads with sodium-filled exhaust valves and titanium intake valves, and […]