Project C7 Corvette Stingray: Introduction Part 2, A Closer Look at the LT1 Engine


The new LT1 intake manifold is a lightweight composite piece that is made up of tuned length runners, velocity stacks, and a large plenum. It is injection molded in 4 pieces then ultrasonically welded together. The drive by wire throttle body is a large 87mm in diameter.

Well, so far we have been working on introducing the C7 Corvette technically to you. Now it's time for us to let you in on some of the cool plans that we have for it!


We're going to start this build by adding all the factory engineered (mostly for the Z06) upgrade parts available from Chevrolet Performance. 

Before we install any parts though, we need to get baseline data for our new Corvette in the form of lap times from our favorite test track, Buttonwillow Raceway.  


Buttonwillow's clockwise #13 configuration is a benchmark in America, especially among the Time Attack crowd.  It is sort of like our Nurburgring. This is where we will perform our track test.

The look of what's to come.

Stay tuned for the results of our baseline testing!  We have a video discussing our findings at the track coming later this week.



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