Building a car that can dip into the nine second range in the quarter-mile isn’t always about power. How the car gets its power to the ground, along with how much it weighs, are also important factors in building a fast drag car.
Chevy-obsessed YouTube channel High Tech Corvette recently filmed a car that is all about power, but still managed to put its power to ground relatively well. The vehicle in question is a C7 Corvette Z06 modified by the folks over at Redline Motorsports, which makes an incredible 1,055 hp at the wheels from its heavily modified 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8.
It’s not clear exactly what’s been done this C7 Corvette Z06’s LT4 V8, but Redline Motorsports offers a wide variety of upgrades for the LT4 including an upgraded Whipple supercharger, new valve springs, a different camshaft, aftermarket head gaskets, a meth injection system and more.
Despite making 1,055 hp, the driver of this C7 Corvette Z06 manages to make the rear hook up well and hustles the car to consistent mid nine second quarter mile times at around 150 mph. That’s a good time for dedicated race cars – let alone a street legal Corvette with air conditioning and other modern day technologies.
Best of all? The owner drives this car to the track and says he uses it as a daily driver, only taking it to the drag strip for fun. We assume it’s been fairly reliable for him as well, then, so hats off to Redline Motorsports for putting together what seems to be a fairly well-rounded build for this C7 Corvette Z06 owner.
You can watch the 1,000+ Redline Motorsports tuned Corvette make a handful of fast passes in the video embedded above.
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(source: High Tech Corvette on YouTube)