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2002 Corvette

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Specifications for the LS6

LS6 OHV V8 Engine: Model Year 2002

Type: 5.7L V8

Displacement: 5665cc

Compression Ratio: 10.5:1

Valve Configuration: Overhead Valves

Assembly Site: St. Catharines, ON

Valve Lifters: Hydraulic Roller

Firing Order: 1 - 8 - 7 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3

Bore x Stroke: 99.00 x 92.00mm

Fuel System: Sequential Fuel Injection

Horsepower: 405 @ 6000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft): 400 @ 4800 rpm

Fuel Shut Off: 6600 rpm

Emissions Controls: Catalytic Converter
Three-Way Catalyst
Air Injection Reaction
Positive Crankcase Ventilation

Applicatons: Chevrolet ZO6 Corvette (option)


Block: Cast Aluminum

Cylinder Head: Cast Aluminum

Intake Manifold: Composite

Exhaust Manifold: Cast Nodular Iron

Main Bearing Caps: Powder Metal

Crankshaft: Cast Nodular Iron with Undercut and Rolled Fillets

Camshaft: Hollow Steel (below)


Connecting Rods: Powder Metal

Improved Airfilter:
New airfilter for 2002 (right) vs. 2001
Improved airfilter for 2002 (right) vs. 2001

Improved MAF:
Improved MAF for 2002 (left) vs. 2001
Improved MAF for 2002 (left) vs. 2001

Additional Features: Extended Life Spark PlugsExtended Life CoolantOil Level SensorEngine Oil Life Monitoring

LS6: Side View
LS6: Side View

Graphed Comparisons of the LS6:
Download graphs illustrating the performance of the LS6 using the links below. All files are in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the files.

LS6 Camshaft Comparison 2001 to 2002 (214 KB)

2002 LS6 w/Manual Transmission vs. 2002 LS1 w/Automatic Transmission (142 KB)

2002 LS6 w/Manual Transmission vs. 2002 LS1 w/Manual Transmission (142 KB)

2001 LS6 vs. 2002 LS6 5.7L V8 (142 KB)

LS6: Front View
LS6: Front View

LS6: Top View
LS6: Top View