Unfortunately for Emilia, this journey ended with her new Corvette grenading a piston. Determined to have the fastest C8 Corvette in the world, she then commissioned Texas Speed to build her a new twin-turbo LT2 motor with a Peitz Performance boost controller and a standalone Holley Dominator ECU. With this new engine installed, her C8 Corvette made a whopping 1,022 horsepower on the dyno – making it the most powerful C8 Corvette in existence. For now, anyway.
Now Emilia is putting her 1,000-plus horsepower C8 Corvette to the test in the real world. She recently completed a successful shakedown of the twin-turbo Vette at the dragstrip, putting in a 9.41-second quarter-mile time on a set of sticky Mickey Thompson drag radials. Her Corvette isn’t the first to break into the nine-second barrier (a handful of other modded C8s have also put in nine-second-quarter miles) but no one else has come even close to a 9.41-second pass.
With a little bit more tuning, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Emilia’s C8 Corvette post an even faster quarter-mile time. The car seemed to not even break a sweat on its way to the 9.41-second pass, so it will be interesting to see how much more performance her team and her are able to extract from this platform going forward. Could an eight-second pass be possible>
Check out the video embedded below to see a C8 Corvette race through the quarter-mile in record time.