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    • LT5 vs. Predator - Bolt on E85 tuned 2020 Shelby GT500 vs. LMR1000 C7 Corvette ZR1

      The LT5 from GM and the Predator V8 from Ford are the two powerplants at the top of the domestic game. The LT5 has an advantage in time on the market but considering both of these motors have TVS2650's from the factory we are going to see massive power from both in the aftermarket.


      The ZR1 does have an advantage in that it is lower weight. The GT500 has an advantage in that it has a dual clutch transmission and revs higher which means it can get aggressive with the gearing.

      LMR tuned this C7 ZR1 with their LMR1000 package which includes a cam upgrade. Let's just say it is roughly at 1000 crank but who knows the truth.

      With the GT500 we have a fairly good idea of its output. It's in the low 8XX wheel horsepower range tuned on E85 with more to come.

      Skip all the nonsense to the 13:00 minute mark to see the runs. The ZR1 is definitely quicker and pulls hard up top but the GT500 hangs in there in the lower gears initially and you can probably thank shift speed for that.

      It is going to be fun to watch these platforms go head to head as they evolve. Who will win? The person who spends the most money of course...


      This article was originally published in forum thread: LT5 vs. Predator - Bolt on E85 tuned 2020 Shelby GT500 vs. LMR1000 C7 Corvette ZR1 started by Sticky View original post
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        Batman -
        It would be nice to see the dyno sheet of that vette.