1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 Coupe Gallery


1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 427 Coupe (C3); top car design rating and specifications

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 Coupe Gallery

This is the 500-hp Corvette that Chevrolet didn’t want people to know about. It was the idea of legendary Zora Arkus-Duntov who was the director of GM’s performance division.

The 1967 L88 Corvette was powered by a highly modified version of Chevy’s 427-cubic-inch V-8. Although the factory-claimed horsepower was 435, real power output was likely somewhere between 540 and 580, enough to allow a “stock” L88 to run the quarter-mile in the mid-to-high 11-second range. The L88 could be ordered only with certain options such as a performance suspension, Positraction differential, and upgraded brakes, while other features such as a radio and A/C were not available.

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