Video: Lingenfelter fine tunes Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
If there was one tuning house you’d trust to spice up a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering ranks right up there at the top. Known for building some of the fastest Corvettes in the world, Lingenfelter has built a reputation as a “Corvette Whisperer”, finely tuning these Chevy sports cars and turning them into full-fledged beasts on wheels. Their latest piece of handiwork is a Corvette ZR1, which, as you can see in the video, has been amped up to produce staggering results at a recent test run at the Maryland International Raceway last December. Outfitted with a number of performance modifications, the Jetstream Blue Metallic ZR1 was able to clock in speeds of over 145 mph in just under 10 seconds (9.813 seconds) – a remarkable time by any stretch of the imagination.
As you can imagine, a Corvette posting that number wouldn’t be possible without the help of some enhancements, all of which Lingenfelter had in abundance. Among the key modifications the tuning house did on the ZR1’s already powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine include a cast aluminum air intake snout and an 11-rib, 2.6-inch pulley, an upgraded air filter, a four-inch diameter intake tube with mass air sensor, a ported throttle body, and a cast aluminum air inlet. The result of the Lingenfelter’s body of work is a ZR1 that churns out as much as 740 horsepower and 740 lb/ft of torque, an dramatic increase in output compared to what standard ZR1s are capable of.
Press Release after the jump
DECATUR, Ind. -Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) is pleased to announce the Lingenfelter 2009 C6 Corvette ZR1 recently made three 9 second runs, hitting a best of 9.813 quarter-mile at 145.74 mph at the Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, Md.
Building on a rich history of finely engineered vehicle packages, Lingenfelter has refined the high-performance Corvette ZR1 to deliver maximum horsepower and torque utilizing the stock engine. The Lingenfelter ZR1 has been upgraded with the company’s LS9 components designed to provide 739 rear-wheel horsepower and 740 rear-wheel torque.
Lingenfelter’s 9 second quarter-mile was run with stock exhaust manifolds and a factory catback exhaust with a "Mild-to-Wild" switch. To see the ZR1 in action, visit www.lingenfelter.com/video.
"The track is the ultimate proving grounds to showcase Lingenfelter’s years of engineering expertise and to test the performance capabilities of our ZR1," said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. "We are excited to continue developing product that pushes this sports car to the limit."
Additional upgrades to the Lingenfelter ZR1 include:
- Lingenfelter cast aluminum supercharger air intake snout
- Lingenfelter 8.5" diameter harmonic balancer - 11 rib
- Lingenfelter 2.60" diameter supercharger pulley - 11 rib
- Lingenfelter S&B air filter
- 4’ diameter air intake tube with mass air sensor
- Ported stock throttle body
- Lingenfelter C6 ZR1 Supercharger Cast Aluminum air inlet
- Double capacity intercooler heat exchanger
- Larger capacity intercooler reservoir system
- Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials R345/35R18 rear tires
- M&H Racemaster P185/50R18 front tires
- CCW aluminum wheels
Enthusiasts can purchase individual components such as the upper pulley kit and the lower balancer kit to modify their own ZR1.
For more than 30 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has created a matchless heritage of bringing astounding new capabilities to the world’s most sought-after sports cars. This legendary record of precision engineering continues today, as the highly skilled Lingenfelter production team continues to target design excellence in engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components that refine power, speed and control. For more information, visit www.lingenfelter.com, contact Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at 1557 Winchester Road, Decatur, IN 46733, or call 260.724.2552.