Anytime you have a car that is being sold at a fund-raising event for a charity like the Kids Wish Network HERO program, then it’s a great source of pride for those behind the initiative. Having a car that’s been worked on by a tuning firm like Lingenfelter is extra gravy.
The car, a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, that has been designated as the ‘Brad Paisley Hero Edition ZR1’, is a one-off Corvette that’s powered by an LS9 supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine with a Lingenfelter performance upgrade system that nets in over 700 horsepower, up from the 638 horsepower the stock Corvette comes in. This Corvette is then mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a twin-disc clutch that provide exceptional clamping power.
Apart from Lingenfelter’s engine upgrade, this special edition ZR1 also comes with a signature under its hood of no less than the man to which to car was named after, country music star Brad Paisley. As part of the 2010 Corvette Dream Giveaway, this one-of-a-kind Corvette will be up for grabs together with a fully-restored 1967 427 Corvette Roadster.
But the best part about these two cars is that the proceeds of the initiative will be used to help support the Kids Wish Network HERO program that’s currently active in over 150 pediatric hospitals across the country.
In the end, Brian Landgren, a businessman from Washington, walked away as the winner of the 2010 Corvette Dream Giveaway, where he will be presented the keys to his two new sports cars at the tail end of February. Landgren, however, wasn’t the only winner of the entire program. More important than him, the young children that are part of the Kids Wish Network HERO program all walked away as the biggest winners of them all. And considering that the Lingenfelter-tuned Corvette played a big role in the program, we’re pretty sure that the boys at Chevrolet and Lingenfelter were pretty happy about the fund-raising turned out too.