Redline Motorsports Pushes Corvette Z06 to Nine-Second Quarters
Lots of horsepower, an automatic, and good traction equals quick track timesby Mark McNabb, on
The current Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is no slouch, but as this video proves, it’s only a handful of parts away from running the quarter-mile in less than ten seconds. First: the basics. This is a 2016 Corvette Z06 equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Of course, with it being a Z06, it comes with the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 known as the LT4. In its stock configuration, it makes a highly respectable 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
That’s wasn’t enough for the owner of this Vette. He sent his ride to Redline Motorsports of Pompano Beach, Florida for some high-horsepower add-ons. The upgrade list reads like a recipe for horsepower. Redline added its Phase 3Z camshaft; billet lower supercharger pulley; high capacity cold air intake; and long tube, two-inch stainless steel headers. Redline also tweaked the Vette’s ECU with its custom tune – a program written by Redline’s CEO, Howard Tanner. The eight-speed auto’s computer also received computer tuning. Lastly, a set of Hoosier drag slicks mounted on lightweight wheels were added for traction.
We won’t spoil all the fun, but the Vette seamlessly breaks into the sub 10-second category on the quarter mile – but not after a few runs to dial in the ECU tune. What’s more, in talking with Tanner about the Vette, he tells us the Vette’s owner isn’t done with performance upgrades.