Recently, we covered the exploits of Carlyle Racing, which got so excited by the arrival of its new 2020 Corvette C8 that it decided to strap the Sebring Orange Coupe to a dyno with just 20 miles on the odometer, throwing down 440 horsepower and 408 pound-feet of torque. Now, Carlyle Racing is back at it with the mid-engine Corvette, bringing the fresh sports car straight to the drag strip – with a bottle of nitrous onboard for good measure.
Apparently, after the 2020 Corvette had finished its dyno run, Carlyle Racing decided to see if a bottle of nitrous would fit in the sports car’s front trunk. After posting a picture to social media of the bottle sitting pretty in the new Corvette, the outfit decided to make it official and plumb the naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 with a 50-shot of laughing gas. You can see where this is going.
In addition to adding the spray, Carlyle Racing also outfitted its 2020 Corvette with new Forgeline wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson tires, not to mention 100-octane racing fuel.
The end result: a blistering run down the 1320 with a time of 10.65 at 130 mph.
Putting the obvious “break-in procedure” questions to one side, it’s still pretty impressive to see the new 2020 Corvette unleashed on the drag strip. There’s definitely room for improvement here, especially on the launch, but once it gets going, it goes. The new M1L dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission rips through the gears, and traction looks to be more than abundant.
We’re excited to see where Carlyle Racing goes next with this thing, but word has it we’ll be seeing even more nitrous thrown at it. All told, don’t expect that 10.65 to stay put for very long…