Ah, the sporty curved look and the rumbling sound of a Corvette can get almost anyone’s heart fluttering. But when you specifically narrow the car down to the 1970 Corvette LT-1, hardcore Corvette owners and drivers – and those who wish they were one of those – really know they have something special.
The 1970 Corvette LT-1 is a beautiful car, one that many classic car enthusiasts want to own. Some want it for the racing potential, while others just for the sake of owning this fantastic car. The engine is a 5.7-liter V8, producing factory-rated 370 horsepower. However, the National Hot Rod Association classifies this Corvette at 425 horsepower. Because the LT-1 was only made for three years, there are limited numbers of these vehicles out there for classic car owners.
This car’s small engine block is what makes it unique from classics built during the same era. Drivers say the smaller block is much easier to handle and in dyno testing, the car has been pushed to 6,500 rpm. The small engine block also makes the LT-1 lighter, giving it an edge over other sports cars from the same year.
The 1971 and 1972 versions of the LT-1 had reduced power, making them more pleasure cars, but still with a lot of power and style.
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