GM Engineer Explains the Making of the ZR-1 LS9

 

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GM’s objective of the ZR-1 Project was to achieve 100 hp per litres using the 6.2L small block V8.


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The new ZR-1 supercharged 6.2L small block V8 packs at least 620 hp and nearly 600 lb-ft of torque, and its should finally catapult the Corvette into supercar status. Autoblog was lucky enough to spend some time with Ron Meegan, the small block assistant chief engineer of GM’s small block engine program, who gave them an engineer’s explanation of the supercharged LS9 engine.

Watch the video below to learn why GM didn’t use the 7.0L V8 from the Z06 and why the Eaton’s next generation TVS supercharger is so special.



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[Source: Video: Autoblog.com’s Chris Shunk via Streetfire.com]

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