Lingenfelter Performance Engineering

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2009 Lingenfelter Corvette C6 ZR1 at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) is a company specializing in high performance automobile modifications in Decatur, Indiana, founded by and named for NHRA driver John Lingenfelter. LPE has created high performance versions of GM vehicles such as the F-Bodies (Camaro, Firebird), B Bodies (Impala SS, Caprice, Roadmaster, Fleetwood), Corvette, CTS-V, GTO, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Escalade, Denali, SSR, Hummer H2, and Sierra. The shop has also created tuning packages for the Dodge Viper and Plymouth Prowler.

Motor Trend tested a Tahoe tuned by Lingenfelter and achieved a 5.1 second 0-60 time as well as a 0.9g lateral acceleration figure. These numbers match the performance figures of the C4 Corvette and GMC Syclones/Typhoons of that era. This Tahoe had its 350 in3 V8 bored and stroked to 396 in3, making 500 hp and still retaining its 4WD drivetrain. Motor Trend also tested a LPE-built Impala SS that had the same performance numbers as the last generation M5 (0-60 4.7 sec) due to its bored and stroked LT-1 (Displacement rose to 383 in3 and horsepower rose to 425).[1] Another LPE vehicle was featured in the June 1996 issue of Car and Driver: a special C4 Corvette with a 427.6 in3 engine that attained a top speed of 212 mph.[2] LPE's 2001 Corvette 427 with 800 Rear-Wheel horse and a twin-turbo accomplished a 1.97 second 0-60.[3] Currently, the most powerful vehicle they have in their stable is a 2006 twin-turbo Corvette Z06 with 1,109 rear wheel horsepower worth $288,540.

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  1. ^ John Pearley Huffman; Don Sherman (September 1996). "Automotive Resources - Performance Trends". Motor Trend (magazine). Source Interlink. Lingenfelter Impala SS. Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Corvette Highs and Low - Feature". CarAndDriver.com. July 2002. p. 3. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  3. ^ http://corvette.caranddriver.com/archive_display/cd/cd_display.asp?articleid=110

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