Over the last few years we’ve been following the story of Arrow Electronics’ semi-autonomous Corvette Z06 and racer Sam Schmidt. First Schmidt, a quadriplegic former IndyCar racer, piloted the car to 152mph at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, next he ran the historic Pikes Peak Hillclimb, and finally he became the first person in the US to be granted a driver’s license for an autonomous vehicle.
The intent of the Arrow’s SAM project is to push the boundaries of our existing transportation system and to rapidly innovate new technologies. Our good friends at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering also push boundaries so it just makes sense that Arrow and LPE are now partnering to upgrade the Arrow SAM Corvette Z06’s performance boundaries.
Initially the plan was to keep the car’s original supercharger while upgrading performance. Instead they’ve asked Magnuson Superchargers to join in the fun in order to open up the Z06’s performance envelope even more. With Magnuson’s support the Arrow SAM C7 will be first Corvette Z06 to be fitted Magnuson’s new LT4 Heartbeat TVS2300 kit.
Here’s a short video of the Arrow SAM Corvette laying down a baseline dyno run.
Keep an eye out here for further updates on the Arrow SAM Corvette Z06.
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