With the Chevrolet Corvette C7 due to land in dealer showrooms in the near future, prices of second-hand C5 and C6 generations will likely start dropping. So if you’ve a budget in mind, a C5 Corvette may make a great performance option. And if horsepower is your thing, there are a slew of aftermarket companies that make go-fast parts to satisfy. Like Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) — one of the biggest names in the business.
LPE They’ve kindly developed a direct replacement fuel pump for the 1997-2003 Corvette C5, that can deliver improved fuel flow in high-performance applications — to the tune of 225 liters per hour at 60 psi of fuel pressure. When installed into a turbocharged or supercharged application, it can handle up to 600 horses; without forced induction, the pump can handle up to 700 horsepower.
The pump is used in Lingenfelter’s twin-turbo C5 Corvettes, and has been high voltage durability tested up to 17 volts continuous operation. The system is now for sale to the public (part number L710650197) and includes pump, pump inlet filter, housing, and housing sock-type filter, internal wiring harness, internal fuel line, and detailed installation instructions.
Lingenfelter says that the pump will not work on 2003 1/2 and newer fuel systems, and that higher horsepower applications should make use of a Boost-A-Pump fuel pump voltage booster.