2015 Corvette Z06 by Vengeance Racing on the Dyno: Video
Well that didn’t take long. One of the first 2015 Corvette C7 Z06s delivered to a customer is now modified. You’ll likely recall the video we posted just a few days ago of a brand-new Z06 lighting up its tires in a dealership parking lot. Well the owner, Vengeance Racing, has completed its first tune on the Vette’s 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8.
The racing shop located outside Atlanta, GA fitted the car with a high-flow cold-air intake system, swapped out the supercharger’s pulley for a larger one, and programmed in its own ECU tune. The results are pretty impressive.
The base dyno run reveals the car makes 587 horsepower and 611 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. That’s not too far off the 650 horse and 650 pound-feet at the crank promised by GM. After swapping in some minimal parts, the Vette gained another 75 horsepower and 60 pound-feet of torque.
The new specs sit at 660 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque.
Keep in mind those modifications were made without any internal engine work — just a different air intake and a pulley swap, both of which are bolt-on applications. An ECU tune is usually a plug-and-play operation, but Vengeance did have to develop the tune itself.
It’s likely this isn’t the limit to Vengeance’s work on the car. A camshaft and fuel injector swap, headers, and a more free-flowing exhaust should boost power beyond the 700-horse mark. Lookout Hellcat!
Click past the jump for more info on the Corvette Z06
The Corvette Z06 is now the baddest Vette ever made. Sporting 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque right from the factory, the Z06 hits 60 mph in just 2.95 seconds when equipped with the new eight-speed automatic transmission. The seven-speed manual gets the job done in 3.2 seconds. The quarter mile comes in at 10.95 seconds and 11.2 seconds, respectively.
Besides the supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8, the Vette also has tenacious cornering abilities thanks to its lightweight design, active aerodynamics providing downforce, and its sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport 2 tires.
Pricing for the Z06 starts at $78,995 and goes north with options.