Zip Corvette: Modifying a New Corvette Grand Sport

Zip Corvette: Modifying a New Corvette Grand Sport

Zip Corvette: Modifying a New Corvette Grand Sport

My grandpa always used to say that there’s nothing wrong with listening to what a smart person has already figured out for you.

I thought of him as I was reading how Justin Abbott, the vice president and technical supervisor at Zip Corvette Parts, tests and develops parts for their extensive catalog.

He and Zip don’t just bolt something on and hope that it works. They take the time to figure out the science behind the parts, then make sure they keep as many variables the same so that something as simple as gasoline doesn’t affect the results while they’re doing their testing.

Mr. Abbott recently offered some insight into the company’s philosophy of testing new parts with an overview of how they increased the performance on a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport by more than 44 horsepower and nearly 31 pound-feet of torque, with what he described as “relatively simple bolt-ons and a little tuning.”

The list of bolt-ons include Kooks Headers, a Zip Mamba Air Intake, DeWitts HD aluminum radiator, Zip Hi-Performance Shielded Spark Plug Wires & 09-13 Corsa Xtreme Exhaust System with Quad 3.5″ Tips.

Take a look at his full tech article and see how he and Zip Corvette create power packages that are designed to work together, with the end result being a customer that is very happy with his or her Corvette.

Corvette Online via Corvette Magazine

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Mitch Talley
Mitch Talley has loved Corvettes since he was just 8 years old. He's owned 10 Corvettes since 1983, including examples from the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth generations. His goal is to own first, second, and seventh generation cars someday. He and his son, Chris, also a Corvette enthusiast, served as Captains of the 2014 Georgia Corvette Caravan.


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