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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 LS7

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1531 kg (3375 lbs)
Dimensions 4.64 m (183 in) long, 1.75 m (69 in) wide, 1.21 m (48 in) high
Wheelbase 2.49 m (98 in)
Power / weight 308 ps (304 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 434 Nm (320 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1970
Origin country United States
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Submitted by Super8

Performance

Top speed 290 kph (180 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.4 s
0 - 60 mph 5.0 s
1/4 mile 13.8 s @ 108.1 mph

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ProDriveP2  1 year ago  

Not to rain on anyone's parade but the the LS7 was an available option that was never produced because no one ordered it. The LS6 was the only one produced.


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Fangio Man  3 years ago  

@Super8
You have added over 300 cars and still remember the first of them?!

I added much less and can not remember the first... LOL


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Shaggy  3 years ago  

@ Super8: The first car you posted, awesome. ;)


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Super8  3 years ago  

The first car that I post in this site! I also remember if Viking is the first member who give a good comment in this page. After doing some long research, finally I can say.... Yes! The car top speed is 180 mph with 4 speed 3.08 final. 1 car is reportedly produced by Chevy in 1970. Some dealer then sold this engine later in 1971 as exclusive dealer installed using original body of LS5 and LS6 cars. I found 5 coupe and 3 convertible produced in 1971. All cars had side pipes and to make it looks different than other Vette, it has a rims just like animated pic that I post earlier.


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Kelly Waldrop  4 years ago  

I have an LS-7 crate motor in my 1971 Corvette(originally an LS5 car) Also has the M-22, al. heads,dual disc clutch, and 410 rear. Does have headers. this car is scary fast.


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Editor  4 years ago  

Since the LS6 consistently runs mid 12s .youtube.com/watch?v=MPnjVCQH0As&feature=plcp I would have to assume that the LS7 with 12.5:1 would run close to the L88s. .youtube.com/watch?v=Ufbbsu0C9jE&feature=plcp


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1badls7  4 years ago  

I would like to ad to this by saying I bought a new LS7 crate motor in 1982. I (to this day) have it in a 1970 Monte Carlo. It is the iron head version and the only mods are roller tip rockers and upgraded push rods. With a turbo 400 and 4.10:1 gear ratio I had the car doing consistant low 12,s at aroung 112-117 mph. Best et was 12.03@117. The car weighs in at apprx. 4000lbs. Bullet proof motors, mine has never been apart!!


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Bijan  5 years ago  

@ Super8 : No , I don't agree with you , The Weight of That Porsche is about 1.0 tone with 207 hp and The LS-7 maybe 1.5 tone with 465 gross hp or more the top speed : 155 mph and 175 mph .
There are several items , not weight only , can tell the story.


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Super8  5 years ago  

@ Bijan : That's because Porsche was a light car. But this thing it's not too different than a big limo


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Bijan  5 years ago  

The horse power is not everything .
Look at the 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with 207 bhp 0-100 kph:5.7 sec, 0-200 kph : 23.0 sec ( from auto motor und sport) .


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Super8  5 years ago  

@ Viking : Yup that was huge for 1970 car


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Viking  5 years ago  

@Bijan I agree that the best 1970 Corvette that was regularly available was the LT-1. A fine revving small block indeed.


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Viking  5 years ago  

@Super8 your research is quite good. However, the LS7 was planned to be offered and was in the 1970 catalog, unfortunately as you correctly discovered the only one actually built was the one driven by Sports Car Graphic. The 465 horsepower is a gross rating. It was 15 hp more than the top option LS6 used in the Chevelle SS 454 of the same year. My educated guess is that it would be rated at 365 bhp net. My reasoning is that the 1971 LS6 (slightly lower compression than the 1970 version) was rated at 425 hp (gross) and 325 bhp (net). The only other engine that was close in output was the 1971 426 Hemi at 425 hp (gross) and 350 bhp (net).


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Super8  5 years ago  

@ Bijan : Yeah. Only one that ever produced by Chevy for Sport Car Graphic but LS7 later can be bought as crate engine. This car has biggest net power of all C3 Corvette since all of them is gross. This one got purely 465 Hp since the gross version got 500 Hp.


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Bijan  5 years ago  

In fact the LS-7 never sold to the public , it seems be a prototype.
In my opinion the LT-1 was the best performer vette in 1970, with 7300 max RPM and 370 hp, its the most powerful small Block C3.


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Super8  5 years ago  

I saw in some sites and say this car has SAE net 465 Hp make this car has the biggest Hp of C3 Corvette of them all cuz the SAE gross version had 500 Hp


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Super8  5 years ago  

New pic for 454 LS7 Vette


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Super8  5 years ago  

Sal30 : This is the the missing and rarrest version of C3 Corvette. The LS7. Only 1 that known ever produce.


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Sal30  5 years ago  

I love everything about the Stingray!

True Classic American Supercar!


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Super8  5 years ago  

Final Drive ratio for 4 Speed manual:
3.55 (optional)
3.08 (optional)
3.36 (std)
Final Drive ratio for 3 Speed Auto:
3.08 (std)
3.36 (Optional)

Photo of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 LS7

Photo of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 LS7

Photo of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 LS7

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