Apr 28, 2020 update to the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 project car

Project Z06: Hey, We Found a Dyno Chart

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.

Like what you're reading? We rely on your financial support. For as little as $3, you can support Grassroots Motorsports by becoming a Patron today. 

Become a Patron!

Join Free Join our community to easily find more project updates.
Comments
View comments on the GRM forums
Shaun
Shaun 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 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 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 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 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 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!

Sponsored by

GRM Ad Dept

Our Preferred Partners
vPh3QZ706f27ifSyWcgZJa7cLkZ3gcqraPZCWwSKw27snsrYV254oxBzisuWtYn4