The quarter of a mile sprint may seem easy given the "simplicity" of driving a car flat out along a straight line, but as we’ve seen in the past at the Texas Mile event, it’s not as easy as it looks.

A few months after a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 crashed while attempting to hit 230 mph at Texas Mile, a new team called Late Model Racing brought their ridiculously tuned-up Chevrolet Corvette to the tarmac for a shot at the rarefied air of hitting that same 230 mph mark.

With a twin-turbo, 440-cubic-inch engine that produces 1,500 horsepower, LMR’s monstrous Corvette C6 nudged past its target speed, hitting 231 mph and doing it despite a 32 mph head wind.

While hitting their mark with a car that produces 1,500 horsepower seems easy on paper, we all know that it’s definitely easier said than done. Watching these guys hit 231 mph is definitely an impressive achievement, one that we feel they’ll try to break at the soonest possible time.

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Source: High Tech Corvette

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3 comments:

  (683) posted on 06.7.2011

Wow! That incredibly awesome for a car that can produce up to 1500 hp! Now,
I wonder who is the best between Bugatti and corvette!

  (429) posted on 06.5.2011

Well, this car freaks with speed I think... Seeing its video, its great! I mean, how fast it is? 231mph right? That’s just great for a Chevy... But I think if the roads more plain and the drivers a true racer, it can double its run.

  (530) posted on 06.3.2011

Not really all that surprising. This one is the Texas Mile after all and cars joining this one rarely go below 150 miles. But this video is still a great watch.

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