There seems to be quite a bit of demand for an eighth-generation Corvette that features the sweet, sweet power and torque provided by twin-turbos. With the only current offering in GM’s stable of v8’s that would fit the bill in limbo and earmarked for exclusive duty in Cadillacs and the C8.R-based powerplant still waiting in the wings, several years out, the Veruca Salts of the 2020 owner’s club are looking to the aftermarket to satisfy their deepest fantasies of boost.
We have already seen some of what John Hennessey has up his Texas-sized sleeve and now, in what locals will surely describe as “the best,” it’s East Coast Supercharging’s turn.
The New Jersey-based shop took to Instagram this Easter weekend to tout the twin-turbo upgrade they are developing specifically for the new Stingray’s LT2.
The identical (or at least mirror image) turbos are top-mounted 62-millimeter PT6266 units sourced from Precision Turbo in Indiana who also supplies the wastegates. An air-to-water intercooler is also part of the package which, along with further engine reinforcements, is aiming to bring the Corvette into four-digit horsepower territory.
Final output and pricing are yet to be finalized but the visible twin snails in the rear window of there cockpit, while slower spooling than the Blackwing’s “Hot-v” setup, are a new riff on the 2019 ZR1’s shaker hood that seem cool enough to forgive any slight inefficiencies.
Keep your eyes peeled as the outfit responsible for this exciting RvD seems poised to unleash one beast of a C8 on the empty streets of the garden state.
East Coast Supercharging
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