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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 »

  Comments | By - September 8, 2009

2005 Chevrolet C6 Corvette: LS2 Engine, Performance, and Features

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 […] More »

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1997 C5 Chevrolet Corvette: LS1 Engine, Pricing, and Peformance

The Chevrolet Corvette received the new General Motors LS engine in 1997. Although classified as a small block, it had very little in common with the previous generation of small block engines produced by GM. It had the same bore spacing, but the engine block was aluminum. The bore was shorter than the previous small […] More »

  Comments | By - September 4, 2009

2009 Chevrolet C6 Corvette ZR1: LS9 Engine, Pricing, and Performance

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 […] More »

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2006 Chevrolet C6 Corvette Z06: LS7 Engine, Pricing, and Performance

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 […] More »

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