The guys at the Texas tuning shop of Late Model Racecraft have really made a name for themselves over the last few years. In a new video, we see LMR’s Steven Fereday introducing their latest project – a custom-wrapped Corvette Z06 from Atlanta Custom Wraps in the shop for LMR’s Stage II Corvette Z06 package. With the upgrades, the Corvette dynos at 750 rwhp on boost only and with the nitrous system, the Z06 generates 1,000 hp!
Tuners & Exotic Vettes
Back in February we shared photos of a Torch Red Corvette Z06 with ADV10 Track Spec Matte Black Wheels. The end result in our opinion was that just by changing the wheels, a great looking 650 hp super car looks even better with the slightly different stance generated from the larger concave black wheels.
But the black wheel look isn’t for everyone and to show how much wheels can change the look of a car, check out these pics of a new Arctic White Corvette Z06 wearing ADV 7.0 Track Spec SL wheels in polished aluminum.
Rare, low-mileage Corvettes always catch the eyes of fiberglass fans everywhere, especially twin turbo B2Ks from the stable of Callaway Cars Inc. Right now, as we speak, eBay has for sale a Callaway B2K convertible with an astonishing 3,720 miles on the odometer. We’re now more than halfway through the 10-day auction with a starting bid of $40,000 and there have been zero additional bids. This may be your chance to throw your hat into the Callaway ring with a bid or two.
Last year we had some help upgrading a C6 Corvette with a new CORSA carbon fiber air intake and exhaust system as part of “Operation Air Flow” and the good folks at Smokey’s Dyno in Akron, OH served as our temporary installation headquarters.
Smokey’s recently had another visiting Corvette up on their dyno – a new 2015 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 performance package. Check out the dyno action as well as a little POV driving in the Corvette Z06 from the web magazine Winding Road.
If you’re a fan of just about any type of car, but especially if you’re a Corvette fan, a web browsing trip through eBay Motors on a regular basis is almost required—you just never knows what rare, odd, unusual, or just plain cool cars will show up. Currently being offered for sale is a super rare 1969 Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette with only 46,160 miles on the odometer. The auction ends Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 3:06 p.m. You can be sure that the current bid of $55,655 will not be close to the selling price. So far there have been 14 bids and, needless to say, the reserve has not been met.
Hennessey Performance Engineering recently decided to find out how much the 2015 Z06 convertible’s engine loses between crank horsepower and rear wheel horsepower.
According to their dyno figures, the Z06, with the standard 7-speed transmission, produced 570 RWHP, down 12.4 percent from the crank figure of 650 HP. No word on the decline in torque, but based on other tests, we’d figure that number is virtually identical to the RWHP, in other words, 570 ft-lbs.
If you can’t wait a couple of years to see if Chevy finally delivers on the much-dreamed-about mid-engine Corvette, you might want to check out this American Supercars 1963 split window-inspired mid-engine Corvette concept known as the V7 Twin Turbo.
It’s up for auction in Lot No. 712 on Sunday, March 29 by Auctions America in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it’s estimated it will bring $90,000 to $110,000.