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.
Source: High Tech Corvette