C2 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Performance Package: Engine, Suspension, and Pricing
Although General Motors supported the ban on racing proposed by the American Automobile Association (the result of a 1955 crash in France that killed 77 people), Zora Duntov and his Chevrolet Corvette designers thought Vette owners would still compete. Therefore, in 1963 his team developed a special performance package aimed at “certain” Chevy V8 racers.
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 »
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 […] More »
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 »