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LMR C7 Corvette Z06 Stage II Churns Out 1,017 RWHP

If you’re into all things Corvette, especially those with mammoth amounts of horsepower and torque, you’ll love what Late Model Racecraft (LMR) can do to the C7 Corvette. Dubbed LMR C7 Z06 Stage II Package, this tune is as mind-boggling as Darth Vader playing the Imperial March on a Death Star-shaped guitar.
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Though Hennessey Performance Engineering is the better known tuning outfit in Texas, Houston-based Late Model Racecraft makes one of the finest Vette packages out there. The street-legal LMR C7 Z06 Stage II pack is making a case of the outfit’s know-how.

Before all else, let’s remind ourselves that the standard supercharged LT4 small-block V8 develops 650 ponies and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) at the crankshaft.

Care to guess what a little elbow grease from LMR can do to the blown vee-eight? It hikes output to a beastly 750+ RWHP on 91 octane gasoline. Add two bottles of nitrous to the mix and wheel horsepower goes up to 1,017 ponies and 964 lb-ft (1,307 Nm) of tire-shredding torque. In plain English, that’s a lot.

Squeezing such a gargantuan amount of power from an already potent V8 isn’t a walk in the park. Keep in mind that with added oomph, both the drivability and reliability of a car take a nosedive. In the LMR C7 Z06 Stage II Package’s case, Late Model Racecraft used many interesting goodies to keep things under check. Before pressing play and turning your volume all the way up to 11, do check out the adjacent list of mods.

- Atlanta Custom Wraps blue & black wrap;
- LMR cold air induction system;
- American Racing stainless steel headers with high flow cats;
- NGK spark plugs;
- MSD 8.5-mm spark plug wires;
- 160* thermostat with billet housing;
- LMR (Overdrive) harmonic balancer;
- Gates belt;
- LT4 Camshaft Package (custom grind custom cam, double valve spring kit, push rods, cam phaser kit);
- Crank bolt;
- New fluids.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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