Custom Corvette Z06 Runs Quarter Mile In 9 Seconds: Video
America – land of the free and home of the 1,320. We like our meal portions big and our quarter mile ETs low. And when it comes to engines, we want eight cylinders arranged in a vee, with a big-ass blower sitting on top creating all those whining noises.
These are just a few of the things that make the new C7 Corvette Z06 so awesome. Click the link to read our full review. The car is like a Patriot missile with Johnny Cash riding shotgun – brutal, ruthlessly effective, and undeniably cool in a does-it-look-like-I-care kind of way.
While it’s already shockingly fast from the factory, there are a few out there who are simply not content with “stock.” Enter Fasterproms, an independent GM performance tuning shop in Lutz, Florida. The speed house recently posted a video of its black and white ‘Vette project car running a quarter mile in 9.87 seconds at 138 mph, a feat the company claims makes it the world’s first nine-second 2015 C7 Z06. Incredibly, the single digit run was accomplished with little more than simple bolt-on modifications.
So then, what’s it take to dip below the 10s in a new Z06? The parts list includes a custom 2.31 pulley, ported supercharger, modified intake, thermal reduction plates to keep the blower cool, a flex-fuel sensor that allows a blend of e85 and pump gas, 1.5-gallon expansion tank for the supercharger coolant, ARH 1.875 headers, a custom in-house tune, and 315/30/18 Hoosier drag radials.
Once this thing gets off the line, it simply squats and rockets down the lane.
Continue Reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
Taking the highest honors in our list of Top Performance Cars last year, the Z06 is a street-legal racecar capable of embarrassing exotic machinery far above its price range. Originally revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, this iteration of the American icon caused the car world to go gaga when it first dropped cover.
And since every American loves a good deal, all this star-spangled goodness is offered at a bargain rate: only $80,000 out the door. Try that with anything that will touch it. Good luck. God bless the USA.