Tuners & Exotic Vettes
If you want your new C7 Corvette Stingray to speak with a German accent, German tuner Prior Design GmbH may have what you are looking for. They recently revealed their latest Corvette aerobody creation, the PDR700, a widebody kit featuring a new front bumper, spoiler and cupwings; rear diffuser; side skirts; front fenders; and rear fender flares that take the look of the C7 to aggressive new levels.
Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance has been busy tweeking the new C7 Corvette Stingray over the last year with various packages designed to increase performance of the new sports car. Now that the 2015 model is out, Hennessey recently showed off the performance characteristics of its supercharged HPE700 package on a Corvette Stingray equipped with the new potent 8-speed automatic transmission.
Some say the best photoshops are those that are somewhat based in reality. The reality is that when you see this “Hennessey HPE2000 Corvette Stingray drag car” for the first time, you may think it’s real. After all, Hennessey Performance Engineering has made a name for themselves not only bring more and more horsepower to the Corvette Stingray, but also with their radical Venom GT program as well.
But alas, this is just a photoshop, “created for competition” says the note that goes along with the posting by RC82 WORKCHOP on Facebook.
The owner of two original Granatelli turbine cars says it’s time for someone else to have fun with the vehicles.
That’s why Austin, Texas businessman Milton Verret says he is selling his record-breaking Indy 500 #70 Lotus 56-3 and a one-of-a-kind 1978 turbine-powered jet Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction being held Jan. 10-18, 2015.
This modded 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible likes to spit flames when she’s angry. And tonight she’s mad as hell!
Badass Procharger Supercharged C6 Corvette on the streets of Florida during FL2K this summer, this thing sounds NASTY! Even with the heavy soft top the car still moves out!
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A conservative ECU setup by Chevrolet appears to be the cause for the power loss some 2015 Corvette Z06 owners say they are experiencing after heavy use on the highway or the track.
Some people thought the power loss might be caused by a heat soak problem, which is caused by the buildup of heat in the engine compartment after several full throttle runs. This heat cuts the efficiency of the supercharger because hot air has reduced oxygen molecule density, meaning less fuel will be burned.
We’ve been talking a lot lately about the guys at Vengeance Racing and their Arctic White 2015 Corvette Z06.
First they performed a massive burnout in the Chevrolet dealer’s parking lot after taking delivery of their new Corvette and then after taking the 20 mile trip back to their shop in Cumming, GA., they put the bone stock Z06 on the dyno where it yielded 585 hp and 611 lb-ft torque at the rear wheels.
Yesterday when we posted the dyno graph from Vengeance Racing which showed the new C7 Corvette Z06 generating 585 rear wheel horsepower and 617 lb-ft of torque, we speculated that more dyno tests would be needed to see if Chevrolet was
sandbagging conservatively estimating the power numbers for the new supercharged super car.
We now have a new video from the guys at High Tech Corvette which features a black 2015 Corvette Z06 on a Mustang 1100 dynometer and those results were equally impressive.
Last week an Arctic White Corvette Z06 was picked up by the guys from Vengeance Racing who proceeded to do a massive burnout in the dealer’s lot before taking their new super car back to their shop in Cumming, GA.
Once the Z06 was safely ensconced in the tuner’s garage, it was immediately placed on the dynojet to see what its baseline horsepower and torque numbers were.