See 62 Years of Chevrolet Corvette Horsepower in One Impressive Glance


Infographic Shows 62 Years of Chevrolet Corvette Horsepower

Horsepower has always been an important part of the Chevrolet Corvette’s reputation, and a new infographic from Spork shows how the all-American sports car’s numbers have changed over its seven generations spanning from 1953 until today.

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The Corvette with the least amount of horsepower was, predictably, the first-generation C1, which came with a 3.9-liter inline-six making just 150 hp—that’s less than today’s 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan. On the other end of the spectrum, the most powerful Chevrolet Corvette ever is the current, C7-generation Corvette Z06, which makes a whopping 650 hp from its 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine.

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Chevrolet Corvette horsepower infographic

During the 62 years and five generations between these two extremes, a few special Corvette models stand out. The car first breached the 400-hp barrier during the C2 generation, with a 425-hp Big Block V-8 offered on the 1965 Corvette Stingray. Tight emissions regulations during the 1970s neutered the C3 Corvette’s V-8 engines, to a low of 165 hp from the 1975 Corvette’s 5.7-liter small-block V-8. Things ramped up again with the C4 Corvette, which included the memorable ZR-1 Corvette with up to 405 hp from its LT5 V-8 engine. The first Corvette with more than 600 hp was the resurrected ZR1 that arrived for the C6 car, with 638 hp from a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8.

Take a look at the interesting infographic for more information on Corvette horsepower through the years.

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Chevrolet Corvette horsepower infographic

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