The Corvette Stingray horsepower race is on. Last week we reported on Vengeance Racing’s supercharged Corvette Stingray, which after a hefty 100 shot of nitrous, put down 1,018 wheel horsepower and 894 lb-ft of torque. At the time, we said it was the only known 1000 horsepower Stingray in existence, a statement we now need to retract.
It turns out Late Model Racecraft have been working on a 1000 horsepower Corvette Stingray of their own, and have bested Vengeance Racing’s figures by more than 100 horsepower. LMR’s Stingray features a 427 cubic inch LMR block, a custom camshaft, LMR CNC cylinder heads and a Vortech YSI supercharger running 15 psi of boost. Without nitrous, the car made 919 horsepower at the rear-wheels and 942 lb-ft of torque. But a 100 shot of giggle-gas bumped those figures up to 1,121 horsepower and 992 lb-ft of torque.
Check out the dyno pull of what is now the world’s most powerful Corvette Stingray in the video below. LMR should bask in the glory of that title while they still can. With the way different tuning shops are pumping out obscenely powerful Stingray’s, they might not be able to claim it for very long.