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Over the many years of the Corvette's existence it has reigned supreme as the American sports car. To keep its title trh, the Corvette has had to change with the times and evolve with its competition, always striving to stay a step ahead. One of the Corvettes major competitors is the Mustang. Released 11 and a half years after the Corvette, it is one of the only muscle cars that has endured until the 21st century with the Corvette. This has created an enduring rivalry between these two automobile companies, each pushing the other to new heights of engineering and performance.

Besides changing the appearance of the Corvette, many of the most notable changes under the hood. After the oil crisis in the 70s many muscle cars disappeared, but the Corvette persevered and for a number of years had low-powered motors to keep GM within the limits of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate. In addition, this allowed more consumers the ability to afford driving these beautiful machines with the skyrocketing gas prices. It wasnt until 1982 that the Corvette switched from a carbureted motor to an early form of fuel injection. This was also the last year for the 3rd generation of the Corvette body style known as the C3. Chevrolet then took a year off to refine their Corvette and released the C4 Corvette in 1984, with a 350 cubic inch cross fire injection motor that produced 205hp and 290ft. /lb of torque.

From this point on the Corvette would feature a fuel injection motor that was continuously refined to produce more and more power while getting better fuel economy than its predecessor motors with similar power output. Located below is a break down of the years and models that each motor was offered with as well as their power output for the C4 to C6 Corvettes.

To identify the motor in your Corvette for these years, a simple check of the VIN number can give you the information that you need. The VIN is conveniently found on a plate located in the front corner of the drivers side dash, most easily viewed from outside the car, and also on a sticker located in the door jam of the drivers side. In fact, you dont even have to pop the hood!



C4 Corvettes: Engine Code is 8th digit of the VIN

1984

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 L83 Crossfire Fuel Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 205 HP @ 4200 RPM
  • Torque
  • 290 FT/LBs of TQ @ 2800 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 15.5 Seconds at 88 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • 8


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1985

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 L98 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 230 HP @ 4000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 330 FT/LBs of TQ @ 3200 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 14.4 Seconds at 95 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • 8


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1986

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 L98 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 230 HP @ 4000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 330 FT/LBs of TQ @ 3200 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 14.4 Seconds at 95 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • 8


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1987

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 L98 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 240 HP @ 4000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 345 FT/LBs of TQ @ 3200 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 14.4 Seconds at 95 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • 8


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 T-T L98 TPI Motor by Callaway
  • Horsepower
  • 345HP
  • Torque
  • 465 FT/LBs of TQ
  • RPO Code:
  • B2K


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1988

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 L98 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 240 HP @ 4000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 345 FT/LBs of TQ @ 3200 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 14.4 Seconds at 95 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • 8


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 T-T L98 TPI Motor by Callaway
  • Horsepower
  • 345HP
  • Torque
  • 465 FT/LBs of TQ
  • RPO Code:
  • B2K


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1989

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 L98 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 240 HP @ 4000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 345 FT/LBs of TQ @ 3200 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 14.4 Seconds at 95 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • 8


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 T-T L98 TPI Motor by Callaway
  • Horsepower
  • 345HP
  • Torque
  • 465 FT/LBs of TQ
  • RPO Code:
  • B2K


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1990

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 L98 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 240 HP @ 4000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 345 FT/LBs of TQ @ 3200 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 14.4 Seconds at 95 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • 8


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT5 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 375 HP @ 5800 RPM
  • Torque
  • 370 FT/LBs of TQ @ 5600 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.4 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • J


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 T-T L98 TPI Motor by Callaway
  • Horsepower
  • 345HP
  • Torque
  • 465 FT/LBs of TQ
  • RPO Code:
  • B2K


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1991

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 L98 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 240 HP @ 4000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 345 FT/LBs of TQ @ 3200 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 14.4 Seconds at 95 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • 8


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT5 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 375 HP @ 5800 RPM
  • Torque
  • 370 FT/LBs of TQ @ 5600 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.4 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • J


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 T-T L98 TPI Motor by Callaway
  • Horsepower
  • 345HP
  • Torque
  • 465 FT/LBs of TQ
  • RPO Code:
  • B2K


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1992

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT1 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 300 HP @ 5000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 330 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4000 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.1 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 15.1 Seconds at 93 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • P


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT5 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 375 HP @ 5800 RPM
  • Torque
  • 370 FT/LBs of TQ @ 5600 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.4 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • J


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1993

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT1 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 300 HP @ 5000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 330 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4000 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.1 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 15.1 Seconds at 93 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • P


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT5 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 405 HP @ 5600 RPM
  • Torque
  • 385 FT/LBs of TQ @ 5600 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.4 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • J


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1994

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT1 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 300 HP @ 5000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 330 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4000 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.1 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 15.1 Seconds at 93 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • P


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT5 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 405 HP @ 5600 RPM
  • Torque
  • 385 FT/LBs of TQ @ 5600 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.4 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • J


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1995

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT1 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 300 HP @ 5000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 330 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4000 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.1 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 15.1 Seconds at 93 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • P


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT5 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 405 HP @ 5600 RPM
  • Torque
  • 385 FT/LBs of TQ @ 5600 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.4 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • J


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1996

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT1 Tuned Port Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 300 HP @ 5000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 330 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4000 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 5.1 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 15.1 Seconds at 93 MPH
  • Engine ID Code
  • P


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LT4 Multiport Fuel Injection Motor
  • Horsepower
  • 330 HP @ 5800 RPM
  • Torque
  • 340 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4500 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.4 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • 5


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C5 Corvettes: Engine Code is 8th digit of the VIN

1997

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS1 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 345 HP @ 5600 RPM
  • Torque
  • 350 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.8 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.3 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • G


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1998

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS1 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 345 HP @ 5600 RPM
  • Torque
  • 350 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.8 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.3 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • G


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1999

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS1 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 345 HP @ 5600 RPM
  • Torque
  • 350 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.8 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.3 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • G


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2000

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS1 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 345 HP @ 5600 RPM
  • Torque
  • 350 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.8 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.3 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • G


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2001

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS1 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 350 HP @ 5200 RPM
  • Torque
  • 375 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.5 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.2 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • G


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS6 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 385 HP @ 6000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 385 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4800 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.0 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 12.6 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • S


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2002

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS1 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 350 HP @ 5200 RPM
  • Torque
  • 375 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.5 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.2 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • G


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS6 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 385 HP @ 6000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 385 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4800 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.0 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 12.6 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • S


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2003

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS1 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 350 HP @ 5200 RPM
  • Torque
  • 375 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.5 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.2 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • G


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS6 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 385 HP @ 6000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 385 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4800 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.0 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 12.6 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • S


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2004

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS1 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 350 HP @ 5200 RPM
  • Torque
  • 375 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.5 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 13.2 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • G


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 5.7L V8 LS6 Sequential MPFI
  • Horsepower
  • 385 HP @ 6000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 385 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4800 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.0 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 12.6 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • S


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C6 Corvettes:

2005

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 6.0L V8 LS2 Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Horsepower
  • 400 HP @ 6000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 400 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.2 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 12.7 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • U


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2006

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 6.0L V8 LS2 Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Horsepower
  • 400 HP @ 6000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 400 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.2 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 12.7 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • U


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 7.0L V8 LS7 Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Horsepower
  • 505 HP @ 6200 RPM
  • Torque
  • 470 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4800 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 3.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 11.7 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • E


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2007

  • Motor and Displacement
  • 6.0L V8 LS2 Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Horsepower
  • 400 HP @ 6000 RPM
  • Torque
  • 400 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4400 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 4.2 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 12.7 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • U


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  • Motor and Displacement
  • 7.0L V8 LS7 Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Horsepower
  • 505 HP @ 6200 RPM
  • Torque
  • 470 FT/LBs of TQ @ 4800 RPM
  • 0-60 Time
  • 0-60 in 3.7 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Time
  • mile in 11.7 Seconds
  • Engine ID Code
  • E


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2008 Information Currently Not Available


*RPO Code Locations (not found on VIN):
1) Trunk Lid
2) Top of Fuel Tank
3) Glove Box Door
4) Underside of Hood
5) Underside of Dash


Author: Ryan McDonald

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