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THIS C6 Z06 LOST ITS LS7-SHAPED HEART IN PLACE OF A 2JZ

In Favor Of Another Legendary Engine

C6 Z06 CORVETTE 2JZ SWAP LS7

Over the course of the model’s 67 year history, the Chevrolet Corvette has been home to a number of glorious V8 engines. The 7.0L LS7 V8 engine that lived under the hood of the C6 Z06 is arguably the best of the bunch, however it wasn’t quite right for one owner in the United Arab Emirates. Instead, he traded the eight-cylinder engine for another three-lettered engineering marvel: a Toyota 2JZ.

The owner who commissioned this near-sacrilegious project is professional BMX rider Abdulla Alhosani. He turned to the team at RSG High Performance Center in Ajman, United Arab Emirates to complete the transformation of his white C6 Z06. According to Engine Swap Depot, the 2JZ that now resides under the hood features a single Precision 6870 turbocharger and a MoTeC M130 ECU. Running 20 lbs of boost the inline-six is able to lay down 680 horsepower, which is 175 more than the factory rating for the naturally-aspirated LS7. RSG was able to retain the stock gearbox as well via a customized torque tube, Tilton clutch, and flywheel.

 

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When talking about engine platforms for building big power, the Toyota 2JZ will always be near the top of the list. We’re also all about owners doing what they please with their cars, and a 2JZ is a great place to start a crazy project. However, the LS7 V8 is no stranger to this game either. The LS7 serves as the base for a number of ludicrous crate engines out there, including the Eliminator Series motor available from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. The LPE unit is able to crank out 800 horsepower without the use of forced induction, and its dominating the USCA.

That being said, we hope the owner of this C6 Z06 has plans for the 427 cubic-inches of American excellence he pulled out of the engine bay. It would be a shame for such a great motor to sit for no reason. Perhaps the V8 had some issues after spending countless hours hammering up to its 7,000 RPM redline. At least that’s what we’d like to tell ourselves.

 

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Written by Lucas Allen

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