Chevrolet Small Block Gen IV LS7 427 (2006)

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Chevrolet Small Block Gen IV LS7 427ci (7.0 lt), 4 stroke
Introduced in 2006
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Cylinders arrangement: V8 (90o)
Strokes: 4
Bore x Stroke: 104.775 x 101.6 mm
Capacity: 7008 cc
Compression ratio: 11.0:1

Construction materials

A319 T5 (production) or A357-T6 aluminum alloy block with 235mm deck height and 111.7mm bore spacing, A356 T6 aluminium head
nodular iron crankshaft with 5 main bearings


crossflow design
camshaft in block chain driven with pushrod and overhead titanium valves (OHV), 2 valves/cyl - 16 valves total
56mm diameter titanium intake valves, 41mm diameter sodium-filled exhaust valves, 12o angle between inlet/exhaust valve axis and vertical, inlet/exhaust valves on the same longitudinal plane


Νatural with multipoint electronic Fuel Injection
2 x 28.8mm inlet restrictors


firing order

Cooling and lubrication

water cooled
dry sump

Torque values

Models used and Output

Year Model Induction Compression ratio Power Torque
2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 GT2 MPFI 11.0:1 470 hp at 6300 rpm 470 lb·ft (640 N·m) at 4800 rpm
2006 Mosler MT900R Z06 GT2 MPFI 11.0:1 470 hp at 6300 rpm 470 lb·ft (640 N·m) at 4800 rpm
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Gen III (left) and Gen IV (right) engine
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