This Chevrolet C5 Corvette Z06, built by Vengeance Racing, is powered by a naturally-aspirated, 451-cubic inch LSX V8 that produces a staggering 1,100 horsepower. Drawing that much power out of an engine without any help of forced induction is tough, and while its hearty, 7.4-liter displacement helps, the motor’s real trick is its sky-high redline: 9,200 rpm.
For comparison’s sake, the 6.5-liter V12 in the Ferrari 812 Superfast is the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine ever put into a production car, revving to 9,000 rpm and producing about 788 horsepower.
Vengeance Racing’s 1,100-horsepower C5 Corvette Z06 sends its power to the factory rear end through a PPG sequential gearbox. As if the powertrain weren’t impressive enough on paper, the car also has bragging rights to being the world’s fastest naturally-aspirated LS-powered car in the half-mile, with a speed of 194.21 mph.
Watch the video to see Eddie Blackwell pilot the all motor Corvette down the strip at the WannaGoFast 1/2-mile event in Ocala, Florida.