Article: Corvette Chassis War – Greenwood L88 vs C6 Z06/ZR1

August 28, 2016

The development of Corvette racecars is a fascinating topic. Zora Arkus-Duntov was always pushing for more and GM brass was always reining him in. While precluded from being directly involved in racing, Duntov worked to provide Corvette racers with his “racer kit” options that offered improved suspension and brakes to go along with the hottest engine available.

Through the C1 generation, the under-designed Corvette chassis structure was adequate thanks to additional bracing and other small improvements. The C2 perimeter frame and chassis was a huge improvement, more than adequate for racing activity. Things didn’t get shaky until the arrival of the L88 package, combined with the latest wide racing tires.

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