Late Model Racecraft (LMR) has set a new dragstrip record for the current-generation Chevrolet C7 Corvette, decimating the old record by driving a customer car to an 8.0-second quarter-mile earlier this month. The car is powered by a Late Model Engines (LME) 416-cubic-inch LT1 with a complete LMR heads and cams package, plus a Procharger F1X blower, custom LMR air-to-water intercooler, Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide kit, and a Pro Meth system. But the real secret to this Corvette’s dragstrip success, according to LMR, is its RPM Transmissions-built Powerglide slushbox.
“Compared to some of our other cars, this one isn’t too wild,” said LMR Sales Manager Jason Heaton of the Richard Broadway-owned Chevrolet C7 Corvette. “We have others that make more power, but this was the first one to pull the trigger on the Powerglide.”
It wasn’t Broadway, the owner of the car, who piloted his current-generation Corvette into the record books this month, but rather Late Model Racecraft owner Steven Fereday. He blasted down the quarter-mile in 8.06 seconds, with a trap speed of 170.13 mph, and he and his company have reason to believe the car could do it even quicker, even with a full interior.
“This car was built specifically with the intention of breaking the True Street-style small tire record, and that’s exactly what we plan to keep doing,” LMR’s Sales Manager said.
Click play above to see Late Model Racecraft’s record-breaking pass in a C7 Corvette. Feel free to skip ahead to about the 2:06 mark if long, indulgent intros and recorded speeches by Ray Lewis aren’t really your thing.
(Source: Race Pages Digital)