Corvette: Year by Year1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
The solution: give the ZR-1 its own block. That block would accommodate the production requirements, but there was an economic downside. The new block would mean the ZR-1 would cost a lot more to develop and build and this would have consequences for the future of the ZR-1.
ZR-1 motor statistics:
- Designation: LT5
- Configuration: V8, 350 cu. in., four overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
- Intake: Multi-port fuel injection
- Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
- Horsepower: 375 @ 5800 RPM (1990 to 1992)
405 hp @ 5800 RPM (1993 to 1995)
- Torque: 370 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM (1990 to 1992)
385 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM (1993 to 1995)
- Bore/Stroke: 3.90" (99 mm.) x 3.66" (93 mm.)
- Block: Aluminum; Nickasil coated cylinder liners
- Heads: Aluminum, cross flow
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