One of the most important aspects of any car, be it a production model or a racing version, is of course, the engine. After all, how does a non-electric car run without one, right?
Over at Chevrolet, painstaking lengths are undertaken to ensure that the in-house engines being built are of the highest of qualities, whether it’s a production engine or a race engine. To further improve the quality and reliability of these engines, the team in charge of building and developing the production engines of the Corvette work hand-in-hand with the folks of Corvette Racing in order to develop engines that not only translate for distinctive purposes, but also improve both street cars and race cars, alike, in a mutually beneficial information-sharing system.
A number of methods are used by the overall group to ensure that both production and race engines function uniquely for their purpose while also sharing the same basic principles found in each other. Different purpose, same methodology, so to speak.
The second episode of Season 2 of Corvette Racing’s "Track to Street" series takes us on a good look at how a mutually beneficial partnership can lead to efficient production on both ends of the Corvette spectrum of vehicles, production models and racing models.