For most people, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s 460-horsepower LT1 V8 engine offers more than enough power – but for those who have an unquenchable thirst for speed, that number means nothing. Thanks to the folks at Lingenfelter, those people can now order a Stingray with as many as 1,000 raging horses under your right foot. Below is a look at the numerous packages LPE will offer.
- 550-horsepower package: At $9,395, this package comes at a price of $104.39 per additional pony. What you get is a complete tear down of the stock car’s LT1 engine. Lingenfelter removes, inspects, and cleans the engine, adding custom valve springs, a Competition Cams hydraulic roller camshaft, and a high-flow air filter. The finished product comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty from Lingenfelter, too.
- 600- and 630-horsepower packages: For an extra $600, Lingenfelter will squeeze an even 600-horsepower out of your Corvette’s LT1 engine or an even more mind boggling 630 horses. We’re not sure why both are priced the same.
- 650-horsepower 6.8-liter package: Lingenfelter charges big bucks for this package, but you’re paying as much for the craftsmanship as you are for the additional power. The company uses “Mahle coated forged aluminum pistons [made of] high tensile 2618 T6 alloy and a [4.070-inch] bore,” as well as a “Callies [4.000-inch] stroke forged steel crankshaft” to fatten the engine to 6.8 liters and turn the Stingray’s LT1 into a true monster. Total cost is $17,895.
- 600-horsepower Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger package: As the name implies, this package adds a supercharger to the equation. The engine is left in the vehicle and the warranty is backed by Magnuson. At $10,995, it’s $1,000 more expensive than Lingenfelter’s naturally aspirated 600-horsepower package.
- 624-horsepower Edelbrock E-Force TVS 2300 supercharger package: For the same price as the Magnuson package, you can get your Corvette with an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger and 24 additional horsepower. Though there is more horsepower in this package, Edelbrock’s warranty is one-third the length of Magnuson’s warranty.
- 700-horsepower Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger package and 700-horsepower Edebrock E-Force TVS 2300 package: For $14,995, Lingenfelter will get an even 700 horses from your Stingray’s LT1 engine. Lingenfelter backs both of these packages with its own warranty.
- 750-horsepower 6.8-liter Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger package and 750-horsepower 6.8-liter Edebrock E-Force TVS 2300 package: Lingenfelter slaps a supercharger to its bored and stroked LT1 and returns it to you with 750 stampeding horses and a bill for $23,895.
- 800-horsepower 6.8-liter twin turbo package: For almost the same price as a new Suburban, Lingenfelter will put two Garrett ball-bearing turbos on its custom 6.8-liter LT1 engine. It sounds awesome, but is it awesome enough to overcome its $47,995 price? Lingenfelter only warrants this work for two years or 24,000 miles.
- 1000-horsepower 6.8-liter twin turbo package: Lingenfelter hasn’t even put a price on this package yet, but we can only guess it will be as much as – if not more than – the price of a new Corvette. With a minuscule 1 year/12,000-mile warranty, this insane engine sounds like a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Unless you absolutely need a car with 1,000 horses, we’d recommend avoiding this surely expensive package.