The manufacturing company, Pratt and Miller, partnered with General Motors in 1999, bringing about the C5-R Chevrolet Corvette. This Chevy Vette was essentially a C5 with a bigger engine based on the 5700-cc V-8 (the racing versions had 6000 cc’s, eventually increased to 7000 cc’s), a more stream-lined body, wider track, and longer wheelbase. The […]
2003 was a special year for Chevrolet, marking 50 years of Corvette production. To help celebrate, the company introduced a special 50th Anniversary Edition Vette.
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 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 […]
General Motors introduced a new small block motor in 1992 to utilize in their Chevrolet Corvettes, which brought to mind the original small blocks from the 1970′s. This new “LT1″ was a 350 cubic inch (5.7 L) powerplant that had a two-valve, pushrod configuration and featured an innovative “reverse” cooling system. This cooling system cooled […]