Despite the best efforts of Callaway and Sir Mix-A-Lot, the idea of a “Turbo ‘Vette” never really caught on. Now, some thirty years later, factory twin-turbo power is on the horizon for America’s Sports Car and the internet is taking another stab at getting everyone used to the idea. Since March, we have featured stories about a Time Attack C6, Extreme Turbo Systems, East Coast Supercharging, and even Hennessey getting in on the twin-snail party.
Now, Late Model Racecraft, creators of 9-second ZR1s, has decided to try their hand at adding boost to the newest member of the Corvette Family, courtesy of YouTuber, Street Speed 717, known in this video, simply as, Mike.
After an intoxicating fire-up gets you hooked on LMR’s video, the first 4:23 of the video shows the process of installation that LMR went through to get (almost) the whole package installed. After further glorious revving and idling, a walk around of the fantastic-looking top-mount mirror-image kit starts around 7:45. Next, we are treated to a short test drive in LMR’s parking lot, followed by some smoking engine shots (they maintain that it’ll stop smoking after being broken-in) and further plans for Mike’s C8. See the full video for yourself below and stay tuned as we are sure that there will be many videos of this car to come.
A few final takeaways now that you’ve seen, and, more importantly, heard this beast:
- We cant wait until the car is “dyno ready” (Update: Dyno video here!)
- It’ll be interesting to see how much power the new DCT can actually handle.
- How much will this kit cost?
- Even though it is just a wrap, light blue looks incredible on the C8!
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