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Katech Track Attack Engine Package Gives C7 Corvette LT1 Over 650 hp without a Supercharger

If you’re devoted to serious track activities with your C7 Corvette Stingray and are tired of following the supercharged Z06s around, Katech Performance has some good news for you. They have developed what they call their Track Attack Engine Package that will give a normally aspirated LT1 over 650 horsepower without resorting to supercharging or turbocharging. Katech should be familiar to Corvette fans everywhere—they built the engines for Corvette Racing back in the days of the C5.R and the early C6.R. Katech has been building winning racing engines since 1982 and knows a thing or two about high performance.

1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction

For some folks, the 1967 Corvette as the last year for the C2 still represents the pinnacle for America’s Sports Car.

Others would argue that the seventh-generation Stingray is right up there with the best, too.

Now comes a very special 1967 Corvette convertible that combines the greatest things about each of these two special Corvette generations.

Katech Previews Their 703 horsepower Naturally Aspirated Corvette LT1 427 Racing Engine

Corvette enthusiasts know that perhaps the easiest way to get more power from an engine is to add a supercharger and some other go fast parts. But that may not necessarily be the best way if you’re planning on turning your Corvette into a dedicated racer.

Katech Performance is showing a different route performance junkies and dedicated racers can take with the Stingray’s Gen 5 LT1 V8 by going back to the naturally aspirated 427 “stroker” design which Katech says its capable of producing upwards of 703 horsepower and 625 lb-ft on 93 octane fuel.

GM Utilizing RFID

Chevrolet has turned to using “little spies” to make sure the engines going into the 2014 Corvette Stingray and 2014 Silverado are up to par.

Basically, as the engines go through the various stages of building at General Motors’ Tonawanda, New York facility, the process is being documented through an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) data bolt that has been installed on each engine block and engine head.

Corvette Stingray's LT1 V8 Engine Makes Wards List of 10 Best Engines

The new Stingray continues to wow journalists around the world.

This time it’s what is under the hood of the 2014 Corvette – a totally reengineered LT1 V8 engine – that’s earning the applause.

WardsAuto names Ward’s 10 Best Engines each year, and last month they announced that Chevrolet has two winners – the Stingray’s phenomenal motor and the Cruze’s 2.0L turbo diesel.

[PIC] Wrecked C7 Corvette Chassis to Get a Camaro Makeover

Earlier this month, a wrecked Blade Silver C7 Corvette Stingray made headlines after a picture of the decapitated Coupe went viral. We are still unaware of what actually caused the accident, but we have learned since that the Stingray’s LT1 drive train has been sold and is now at a shop in Florida.

Callaway First to Supercharge the 2014 Chevrolet Silvarado's Eco-Tec Engine; C7 Corvette Stingray Next

There’s no doubt that the new Gen 5 Small block engines found in the Corvette Stingray and the Chevrolet Silverado are the most technologically advanced engines that Chevrolet has ever built. But concerns about some of the new fuel savers like direct injection, variable valve timing and the active fuel management means that tuners will have the step up their game to unlock the hidden power the LT1 is capable of providing.

Although many tuners are already promoting their packages for LT1 upgrades, only Callaway has demonstrated the ability to actually supercharge an engine in the “Eco-Tec” family by installing an Eaton TVS Supercharger on a 2014 5.3L Silverado.

Digital Trends: How Corvette Engineer's pulled off the impossible

Two of Chevrolet’s brains behind the scene say they believe the 2014 Corvette Stingray accomplished all its goals, with nothing left behind on the cutting-room floor.

“I don’t think there was anything,” says Roger Clark, senior manager energy center. “We got virtually everything we needed in the Stingray, and we’re absolutely delighted with the results to be honest.”

Bala Murthy, lead engineer for energy integration, agrees. “I think this vehicle was planned very well from its introduction, and we didn’t really have to go and scrap anything at the last minute.”

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