383 C5 Corvette
The 5th generation Corvette has been available
public for about 8 months now, and already the
has been improved. John Lingenfelter has
his mechanical magic on the C5 Corvette, and
This is the Lingenfelter massaged LS1 engine
The factory original appearance allows this
be the ultimate modern day sleeper!
This engine is completely new. The all
engine poses some unique high performance
that need to be executed properly.
This new aluminum block uses pressed-in
sleeves which only allow a maximun overbore of
Therefore, the only way to substantially
size of the engine is with the use of a custom
stroker crank. John's end result is a 370
monster. As far as the horsepower is
with this new found displacement and the help
John's own custom ground camshaft, the end
This enhanced engine allows the C5 Corvette to
accelerate through the 1/4 mile in 12.2 sec.
reach 118 MPH in the traps !!
This type of performance hasn't been achieved
a new Corvette since the days of Zora's L-88 and ZL-1
road racing packages of 1969. These 427 cubic
engines have always been considered by most
aficionados as the "Ultimate
Corvette". Now, with
this modified C5 Corvette, the legendary big blocks
of the 60's
have some serious competition.
Cosmetically, John's Corvette doesn't look any
different from it's factory original C5 bretheren,
except for the new GM Magnesium wheels.
These wheels are made by Speedline in Italy
are offset 4 mm inside the fenders.
This is done for the european customers where
there are regulations regarding the amount of
fender that covers over the tire.
This 5 spoke "star" design is very
flows well with the curves of the Corvette
There is a slight "bronze" tint to
which nicely differentiates itself from the
aluminum ZR-1 type Corvette wheels.
These magnesiun wheels provide a very nice enhancement
the overall esthetics of the Corvette.