Project Z06: Hey, We Found a Dyno Chart

J.G.
Update by J.G. Pasterjak to the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 project car
Apr 28, 2020

Friendly reminder to always read the instructions. We were recently having a text chat with a friend who bought the same 530-horsepower LS3 crate engine from BluePrint Engines via Summit Racing and was getting ready to complete the install in a customer’s car.

How much power did yours make?” he asked.

No idea yet,” we replied. “We haven’t even got it in the car at this point.”

They didn’t send you a sheet?” he replied.

Turns out that BluePrint Engines runs each engine on the dyno before delivery and supplies a dyno sheet with the engine. It’s included in the paperwork—the paperwork that we never opened.

After taking a closer look at our sheet, we realized that any excuses we have for not going fast once we get this thing installed will likely be entirely driver-based. It’s a healthy little lump.

Soon it will be fully installed into our 2004 Corvette Z06.

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Shaun
Shaun GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/27/20 11:55 a.m.

Over 400 ft lbs not far off idle...  I personally have never experienced a piston engined power band of that magnitude.   Now that I think about it I did in 22' Hallet Day cruiser with a supercharged 454 attached to a TH400 and a V drive. That was noisy fun.  I would pay to passenger in a car as capable as this will reside in.   And it will get decent gas mileage, and it will last  (sans essentials disaster).  GM pushrod motors are amazing feats of engineering and packaging. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/27/20 12:08 p.m.

I know that we're comparing engine dyno numbers vs. chassis dyno numbers, but I want to say that back in the day my 1.6L Miata--with a built head, bolt-ons and tuning--made like 115 horsepower at the wheels....

Patientzero
Patientzero GRM+ Memberand Reader
4/27/20 4:08 p.m.

Nearly identical to my LS3.  I'm guessing it will make 480-490whp.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/27/20 4:41 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

I know that we're comparing engine dyno numbers vs. chassis dyno numbers, but I want to say that back in the day my 1.6L Miata--with a built head, bolt-ons and tuning--made like 115 horsepower at the wheels....

Which is why you put this engine in a Miata, obviously. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
4/28/20 9:14 a.m.

Wow, that's nice but it's no match for my 350Z! 

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/28/20 10:23 a.m.

So set the rev limiter at 5800 RPM and you are good.  lol

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/28/20 11:17 a.m.
noddaz said:

So set the rev limiter at 5800 RPM and you are good.  lol

why doesn't my car run like that?

You do that and you'll lose to the guy who's using 6600!

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