Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

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    Question Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

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    What makes the 5.7 V8 LS1 Engine from the Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 C5 to be more Powerful than the Standard Corvette C5?

    Didn't they have the same 5.7 V8 Engine, so why the ZO6 has 380 Bhp and the Standard Vette has 350 Bhp?

    Standard Corvette C5.



    5.7 V8 OHV 16V 350 Bhp.

    Corvette ZO6 C5.



    Same engine, but with 30 Bhp more, why?

    Can anyone tell me what's the difference, if they have the same engine?

    Is it Supercharged?
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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    it either had probably different heads on it and a different intake than the regular vette.

    nope it wasnt supercharged

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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    The Z06 had different cylinder heads and a couple other different features engine wise, but I don't know what they all were. I think the first C5 Z06 was rated at 385hp, and then was bumped up to 405hp.
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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    the regular vette came with what was called a LS1 5.7 and the Z06 come with the LS6 5.7 basiclly different heads,cam and so on and the 2001 models had 385hp and 2002-2004 had 405hp

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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    Looking for a Z06 pic?

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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    did the LS6 have higher compression than the LS1?
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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    Quote Originally Posted by 86fleet
    did the LS6 have higher compression than the LS1?
    Yep LS6 compression is 10.5:1
    i think the LS1 is just 10:1

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    thanks
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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    The LS6 has many differences over the LS1. The LS6 <> LS1.

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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    Also the LS2 is like a 6.0 version of the 1st(lower compression) 385 hp LS6. It will put out much more power when a bigger cam goes into it.

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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    FWIW the 5.7L LT1 was 10.5:1.. i hope you guys dont take compression as any kind of performance indicator.

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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    the ls6 has a different intake,cam,heads,valves(not sodium filled), titanium exhaust,higher compression, computer is different as well. just few things hehe..i can dig up more from my hot rod magazine if ya want. got a big ol article on gen 3 motors from the 4.8 all the way up to the LQ9s and LS2 (which are gen 4)

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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    that second picture isnt a z06 , they were all fixed roofs , thats a regular c5 with z06 wheels .

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    Re: Why the 5.7 V8 in the Corvette ZO6 C5 is more powerful, than the Corvette C5?

    Not to mention the (dead giveaway) lack of rear brake cooling ducts... I wasn't going to nitpick since I knew what he meant though. LOL

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