Cylinder Wars - The Race to Develop an American V16 Engine
Thursday May 21, 2015
This week’s winner of Collector Car Wednesday is a really neat example of an early Corvette. The timing is perfect, considering Corvette’s 60th anniversary was only about ten days ago. This model was the last of the C1’s to be manufactured, as the famed Stingray came out the very next year. This makes the ’62 the last model to offer exposed headlamps until 2005, and the last model to date that was convertible-only. Car and Driver tested this model and said “As always, the fuel-injected Corvette engine is a sweetheart to drive. Power is excellent, but even more impressive is the torque curve, which is as close to being flat as any we’ve seen.” Power was provided by a small-block Chevy 327 which could be fuel injected to produce up to 360HP.
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