Resto-mod 1971 Chevy Corvette Stingray with Jimmie Johnson [SEMA]

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1971 Chevy Corvette Stingray with new 6.2L LT1 crate motor.

Chevrolet wants you to know about the 6.2L LT1 V8 crate engine that is available for sale starting now. How to introduce the new offering? How about asking NASCAR’s champion Jimmie Johnson to collaborate on a resto-mod 1971 Chevy Corvette Stingray project with the new LT1 under the hood?

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The crate motor features direct injection, variable valve timing, and relatively high compression ration of 11.5:1 to ┬ámake 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Basically, this is the motor from the C7 Chevy Corvette Stingray for you to use however you wish. It’s fitting for it to be under the hood of the classic 1971 Stingray. Speaking of fit, Jimmie and Chevrolet had to do some work to get the engine under the beautiful hood.

The crate engine from Chevrolet Performance is offered in wet sump (part number 19328728) or dry sump (part number 19329997) versions. Chevrolet also offers the electronic controller and harness (part number 19303137) and a front-end accessory drive system (part number 19329990), to support engine integration.

Check out the reshaped front fenders and the clean design throughout. She is a beauty!

Find out all the details in this insider TFLcar video from the 2014 SEMA show.