|Comments:||When stock just doesn't cut it for you...
This unique Corvette started its life as a "regular" 2004 Yellow Convertible with manual transmission, 1SC package and was enjoyed by a long time Corvette enthusiast for a little while in stock condition.
It all ended when a little more power was needed which came from a new LS7 engine originally designed to be the heart of the C6 Z06 designed to put out 505 HP at a displacement of 7.0L or 427 c.i. Not only that, but it was professionally stroked to 7.2L or 440 c.i. by LS Performance specialists Scoggin-Dickey. In addition to high flow heads, it features a slew of performance parts to reach the goal of over 600 flywheel horses: Comp cams aggressive camshaft that emits a hot-rodding rumble, 2.5 inch Kooks headers, Corsa exhaust, 900 CFM throttle body (compatible with the drive-by-wire system of the LS7, K&N air intake combined with Vararam cold air intake scoop.
Other specific parts include modified engine mounts, new timing chain cover, wiring, ECM connectors, and sensors by Katech. With the set-up, custom mapping was necessary which was an elaborate process requiring nearly a month for fine tuning and calibration.
With so much power a Fidanza carbon-fiber clutch with lighter aluminum flywheel was used. It rides on a set of Forgeline three-piece wheels (18x9 front, 19x11 rear) wrapped in Goodyear Eagle GSD rubber sized at 245/40 and 285/35 respectively.
Proper stopping was the next concern. Worry no more: a set of Stainless Steel Brakes' V8 calipers with no less that eight pistons (!) to clench the two-piece 14-inch slotted and cross-drilled rotors which reduced the stock stopping distance at 60 MPH to 113 feet compared to 125-135 feet with the stock C5 brakes. Rear end was upgraded to 3.73 posi. The original LS1 engine and hood come with the car. Conversion has only 5K miles.
Cosmetically, it has a mild custom appearance with the addition of Shark front fascia, LT1 inspired hood, custom exhaust outlets, Euro tail-lights, modified rear bumper, modified marking lights and headlight halogen kit, carbon fiber engine covers, Silver kit, carbon-fiber inner fender covers, Billet Side spears..
Interior is mostly stock only with the addition of the center console cushion, floor mats, emblems...
What else can we say? Do you want the only C5 powered by a stroked LS7 as a stable mate for your exotic car collection? Here it is!
We can arrange delivery nationwide and all over the world. Corvette trades are considered, also, financing is available. For more details, please contact anytime Ken at 866-838-8363 (866-VETTENET - toll free) or email Ken@TheVetteNet.com
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