Life can sometimes get in the way of the best-laid plans.
But things sometimes have a way of eventually working out.
That certainly appears to have been the case with this black C6 Corvette Z06.
David Patterson, also known as ThatDudeinBlue on social media, says he usually doesn’t recommend taking on an incomplete car project. But he’s certainly glad his friend, who also owns a slick Cadillac CTS-V, didn’t take such advice and bought this now-hot Z06 anyway.
Especially now that the “incredible amount of parts” included with the deal are finally assembled, especially the “blue-printed, balanced, and (almost) assembled” 447ci (7.3-liter) roller V8 from Late Model Engines in Houston, Texas that, with nitrous pumping, can wind all the way to 8,000 RPMs.
Also thrown in was an RPM Transmissions Level 5 gearbox with a McLeod Racing RXT 1200 twin-disc clutch and a Level 4 differential.
Fortunately the owner didn’t have to do all the work by himself as a well-qualified mechanic named Justin from JMM Motorsports helped out in his garage, complete with kids, dogs, and the lady of the house doing their part as well.
No word on how long all this work took to complete, but the video captures the whole story in just 12 minutes. Actually, though, the time-lapse portion consumes only the 2:10 to 5:45 segment.
Once the last bolt was tightened, you get to see the first startup, the visit to the dyno that showed 669 horsepower minus nitrous, and a big burnout to mark the special occasion.
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