Mark Carlyle of Carlyle Racing did exactly what we expect racers to do when they receive a new car. They take it straight from the dealer to dyno to get their baseline numbers recorded before starting a slew of mods designed to make the car go faster.
When you don’t care about factory warranties, the possibilities are endless…
Mark says his Sebring Orange 2020 Corvette had just 2 miles when he picked up the car at the dealer and by the time he reached the dyno facility there were a whopping 24 miles on the clock. with the car tied down to the dyno, we hear the run but only know the results from the comments: 440-horsepower and 408 lb-ft of torque.
Kids, don’t try this at home…
But here’s the kicker. We know from Tadge that the Corvette offers reduced torque during the first 500 miles, right? Yes and No. According to Mark, “It is only torque limited and only in the first two gears.” Oh, well, in that case, hold my beer because you won’t believe what’s coming next. Or maybe you will…
It appears that Mark wants to get to that 500-mile threshold really fast, which is why we see a NOS bottle installed in the frunk. The wingless 2020 Stingray is now also sporting a set of drag radials which looks both a bit weird with the skinny tires on the fronts but fantastic in the rears as the Forgeline wheels and Micky Thompson tires really fill up the whole area. Mark says he has some custom springs coming in so we may see a bit of lowering of the car as well.
So now that some of you are getting your 2020 Corvettes, what’s your first day plans with the car? Let us know in the comments below!!
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