Tag: LS9

SEMA 2012: Rod Saboury’s 1963 Split Window Black Widow Custom Corvette

One of the draws of SEMA is that you know you are going to see some cool custom cars and in our opinion, one of the best custom vettes on display at this year’s show was Rod Saboury’s 1963 Split Window Corvette he calls “Black Widow”. If Rod’s name rings a bell, it’s because Saboury

  Comments | By - November 7, 2012

Steven Tyler Buys First Hennessy Venom GT Spyder

Marcus Slater Corvette Forum Steven Tyler is famous for a several reasons: He’s the front man of Aerosmith, he’s a judge on American idol, and now, he’s the first owner of a Hennessy Venom GT Spyder. A really, considering how flashy Steven is, there’s probably not a better fitting car for the guy. The real attraction here […] More »

  Comments | By - May 30, 2012

Incredible Milestone: the 100-Millionth Small Block Engine is a ZR1 LS9

General Motors has celebrated a major milestone today at Wixom’s Performance Build Center by building its 100-millionth small block engine. The engine chosen as the milestone motor is none other than the Corvette ZR1′s 638 horsepower LS9. Since 1955, the small block has been used in GM vehicles around the world and can also be

  Comments | By - November 30, 2011

New Renderings of the Corvette-based Endora SC-1

It was back in May we first learned about the Endora SC-1, a new German custom coach that will be powered by America’s finest V8 Small block engines. Sure we’ve seen custom supercars built on the Corvette chassis before. The Bertone Mantide and Rossi 66 are two of our favorites. But

  Comments | By - August 9, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Touring the GM Performance Build Center

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns
As part of the NCRS national convention last week we were able to participate in a tour of GM’s Performance Build Center. The facility is located about an hour northwest of Detroit in Wixom, MI. The low-volume plant hand assembles all of the dry sump motors for

  Comments | By - August 8, 2011

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