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.


Source: Chevrolet

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  (1211) posted on 05.9.2011

Well, the thing that I love about this show is that they don’t just focused in the car race or the car itself but they give tribute to the team creative behind every successful story.
And its so unique!

  (409) posted on 03.31.2011

Nice, thanks for the upload TopSpeed. Quite informative, I never have thought that it’s that hard to turn engines into racing types.

  (462) posted on 03.24.2011

Well, that would certainly be a great next episode. It would be quite interesting to see how they build those racing grade suspensions and install them in the car.

  (467) posted on 03.23.2011

Well, that was really a good watch, I cant wait for the next episode. I wonder what they will be focusing on next? Maybe they will be doing the suspension.

  (402) posted on 03.23.2011

Wow, that one was quite fascinating. They really didn’t go much into the details but that was rather enough to explain how they refitted a production engine for racing purposes.

  (559) posted on 03.22.2011

Well, this one actually looks interesting. I never though that it would be that painstaking to turn an engine into a racing grade one. So that’s why it’s so expensive.

  (399) posted on 03.22.2011

So that’s how they were able to boost the engine output for their racing cars. Come to think of it, not much work is really involved on that one.

  (858) posted on 03.21.2011

This one is probably the most interesting episode to me. I always though that racing engines are especially built and entirely different from production ones.

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