With a mid-engine layout and a price tag that starts around $60,000, the new C8 Corvette is a fantastic platform for any enthusiast looking to build the latest and greatest custom sports car. As such, tuners are scrambling to eke out every last ounce of performance from the Bow Tie brand superstar, and now, Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS) has announced a new turbo kit capable of producing four-figure output on the dyno.
As revealed in a recent video, the new ETS system pushes the C8 Corvette to 872 horsepower at 13 psi, 980 horsepower at 18 psi, and a whopping 1,021 horsepower at 20 psi. Compare those figures to the factory claims of 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, and clearly, the new turbo kit is doing some impressive work with the Vette’s new 6.2L V8 LT2 engine.
Big numbers on the dyno are one thing, but actually putting those numbers to the test on the racetrack is a different matter entirely. Nevertheless, ETS takes the freshly tuned C8 Corvette over to Woodburn Dragstrip for a few passes. The team ramp up the boost with each run, starting with 11 psi and immediately running a 10.49 at 141 mph. Bumping it up to 13.5 psi nets a 10.05 at 145 mph, while 15 psi puts the C8 Corvette at 9.95 at 144 mph.
Of course, ETS is quick to point out there’s more than just boost required to run those sorts of times, including new pistons, an upgraded valvetrain, methanol injection, and Mickey Thompson drag radials. Nevertheless, for those owners eager to add some snails to their C8 Corvette engine bay, videos like this prove just how much potential is waiting to be unlocked with the right parts.
Hit play on the video below to see the ETS C8 Corvette run on the dyno and at the drag strip.