Enthusiasts Mercury Racing's New 750-HP Corvette-Based Crate Engine Is One Mean, Green Machine

17:51  30 june  2017
17:51  30 june  2017 Source:   MSN

Spied! 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Tests at the Nurburgring

  Spied! 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Tests at the Nurburgring Track-ready Corvette gets put through its pacesOur spy photographers have caught the upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 undergoing testing at the Nrburgring race track in Germany and it's looking more sinister than the already potent 650-hp Corvette Z06. Up front, the prototype features larger lower air intakes that also give it an angry, more menacing look compared to the standard Corvette Stingray and Z06 models. The front splitter appears to be more aggressive and extends further, similar to the one that comes as part of the Z07 package for the Z06 and Grand Sport variants.

Because the company—an offshoot of the boat engine manufacturer—decided to base its latest crate engine on the venerable LS7. By ripping out everything down to the block and rebuilding it as a dual overhead cam wonder, Mercury Racing managed to pull a stunning 750 horsepower out of the

Thankfully, nobody at Mercury Racing seems to have realized that. Because the company—an offshoot of the boat engine manufacturer—decided to base its latest crate engine on Texas Police Department Scores 1 ,005- HP Chevy Corvette Z06 Cop Car. Somewhere, Chuck Norris is jealous.

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SEMA 2016: Mercury Racing Releases 750 HP , 32-valve LS Crate Engine . “The cam timing is specific to this engine tune,” says Erik Christiansen, general manager at Mercury Racing .

Because the company—an offshoot of the boat engine manufacturer—decided to base its latest crate engine on the venerable LS7. By ripping out everything down to the block and rebuilding it as a dual overhead cam wonder, Mercury Racing managed to pull a stunning 750 horsepower out of the

With its 505 horsepower, 470 pound-feet of torque, and 7,100 rpm redline, the 7.0-liter naturally-aspirated hunk of all-American iron known as the LS7 smallblock V-8 found beneath the hood of the C6-generation Chevy Corvette Z06 and the last-gen Camaro Z/28 may seem like the sort of engine that needs little in the way of improvement.

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Thankfully, nobody at Mercury Racing seems to have realized that. Because the company—an offshoot of the boat engine manufacturer—decided to base its latest crate engine on the venerable LS7. By ripping out everything down to the block and rebuilding it as a dual overhead cam wonder, Mercury Racing managed to pull a stunning 750 horsepower out of the 7.0-liter engine now known as the SB4, while lifting the redline to a stunning 8,000 rpm. Of course, those are the sort of claims that are easy to make.

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Because the company—an offshoot of the boat engine manufacturer—decided to base its latest crate engine on the venerable LS7. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Mercury Racing ' s New 750 - HP Corvette - Based Crate Engine

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But if the proof of the pudding is in the eating, the proof of the 750-horsepower smallblock is in the testing—which is why we headed out to the cheese curd-strewn farmlands of Wisconsin to check out this engine for ourselves. Mercury Racing program manager Jason Pugh was kind enough to walk us through what makes this motor tick on video. Oh, and stay tuned. We'll have plenty more videos to come out of this particular trip to Wisconsin. We didn't fly halfway across the country just to look at an engine, after all.

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