Turbo C8 Corvette Makes 1,000 Horsepower, Runs 9-Second Quarter Mile: Video4
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.
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Many people have attempted to build turbocharging kits for the Chevrolet C8 Corvette including master aftermarket tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering; but no one to date has been able to develop a reliable turbo kit that doesn’t break as it’ll be a wait and see situation for whether the ETS system is reliable and won’t break.
That’s slow for 1000 hp, there are 700 hp Chevelles that do this on street tires
If you have become favorite platform provider for tuners it tells you, your car is a bargain and that is to say you don’t charge enough for your product’s worth. And i don’t understand this.
Mid-engine Corvette was supposed to be GM’s halo car that would lift the company’s image so it should have been an exclusive product. But apparently GM treats it as same as Cruze compact sedan a mass market insignificant car. But the problem is they can’t produce in hundreds thousands anyway, because it’s impossible to turn that kind of platform into a mass market car.
So how the heck you will make money over this thing which already they admitted they don’t and they lose money specially over 59 grand version. So what are they doing? It can’t be a halo car when all the ricers riding it with all the wacky accessories on it, and it can’t be a big hit mas market car by its nature. All the Gm do cheapen the product and the brand so it’s opposite of what is suppose to happen!!
The Corvette was always meant to be the affordable supercar.