Just wanted to clarify,
Stock LS2 is 400hp
Stock LS3 is 435hp
Stock LS7 (427 cu in) 505hp.
The supposed 480hp crate motor (bigger cam) they put in one,
only put out 389hp at the wheels. Sounds like not much more than stock.
Still has to be CRAZY fast tho.
How is it that a 435hp 378 cu in LS3 in a new Vette can get 28mpg hwy,
yet a 300hp 2 liter EVO or 2.5 liter WRX STi can only get 23-25 hwy???
They're small engines, but they can't need boost to maintain hwy speeds, can
Yeah the Vette has big overdrive gears, but with 6 speed boxes in the small
why don't they use a tall 6th also?
Bugeyeracer finally resto'ed!
> Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:24:28 -0500
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Ford Roush P51B Engine NO LBC
> > .... Flyin' Miata
> > will stuff a 430 HP motor in a Miata, but the thing ends up weighing only
> > few hundred pounds more than a Vette without the proper wheelbase to
> > properly.
> Seems to be a bit of an echo in here...
> I mentioned the Flyin' Miata with a Vette engine last week, complete
> with links like
> Ya otta git some of your facts straight, however. They will actually
> put the LS3 500+ HP engine in there for you if you can afford it. It
> winds up a couple hundred pounds more than the stock Miata, but
> significantly LESS than the Vette. Does it handle? First one they did,
> first outing was to a Corvette club autocross. It set FTD in the hands
> of one driver and the other driver was a close second. The nearest
> Vette was four seconds back. Keith Tanner DOES know what he is doing.
> Comes with warranties, too...
> David L
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