Two aftermarket-enhanced, big-horsepower cars duking it out at the strip and on YouTube, stop us when this starts to sound familiar. You’ve seen this bread-and-butter automotive content before, but the story we want to share with you, here is the insanely over-the-top 2008 Corvette Z06 that makes up one half of the video’s combatants!
Really, it is more of an extreme aero-kit with a Corvette attached in the middle somewhere; as close to a “flying wing” as you’ll ever see outside of the aviation industry. Designed to compete in “unlimited” time attack events where cars go one at a time to see which can complete fastest single lap of a road course, this thing is as crazy as it gets! It works too, in the 2020 season, this monster had eight wins in the most competitive Global Time Attack class, registering seven lap records along the way. Counteracting all of the drag created by the multiple wings is a 427-cube LME LSX featuring a pair of Garrett G35900 Turbos that were set to low boost for this drag race against a JDM legend, but can be turned-up to 1,200-HP with an in-cabin dial. Racing slicks and a fast-shifting sequential transmission are also present, but as many C7 owners who checked boxes labeled “Z07” or “ZTK” can attest, when the Christmas tree goes green, aero that slays on a race track, quite literally becomes a burden.
The right-hand-drive Skyline might be down on horses by some 50%, but, with more than double of its original advertised power, a streamline shape, and a hole-shot guarantee in the form of an all-wheel-drive system, it won’t be as easy a scalp for the Z to collect as our title might have lead you to believe.
Check out the videos below to see the Z being built and the drag race that inspired this post; it might not be everyone’s taste, but it is one interesting example of how far people can take the blank slate of America’s Sports Car.
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