Procharged Chevrolet Corvette Sets 1/4-Mile Record with Amazing 8.0s Run

Ladies and gentlemen drag racers, allow us to inform you that the C7 Chevrolet Corvette quarter-mile world record has fallen, with the beast that grabbed the accolade delivering the kind of time that will push the excitement level to the sky.
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No, the machine that set the record wasn't the 2019 ZR1 (the LT5 motor is still to fresh for tuners to deliver an effort that's serious enough for such a stunt) or even the LT4-animated Z06.

Instead, we're looking at a Corvette Stingray, with the thing having managed to complete the 1,320 feet task in 8.0 seconds. And since the trap speed of the car sat at a mighty 170 mph, this also made it the world's fastest C7 'Vette (the elapsed time brought it the world's quickest C7 Corvette accolade).

The animal was sent to the gym by Late Model Racecraft, a developer that's based in Texas. Nevertheless, the specialist hasn't disclosed the details of the build for now, only mentioning that a fifth-generation LT motor is under the hood.

And, judging by the list of partners mentioned on the developer's Facebook page, the V8 powering the machine works with Procharger hardware (think: belt-driven turbos), American Racing Headers, a Nitrous Express setup, an RPM tranny and others, such as the Mickey Thompson slicks used to put the power down.

The stunning run, which is documented in the brief video that awaits you at the bottom of the page, took place at the Evadale Raceway.

Of course, with the Chevy having covered the quarter-mile task in 8 seconds flat, the way for a 7s run has been paved.

As always with such builds, increasing the boost alone is not the way to go, as the rest of the car has to keep up with the process, regarding both remaining in one piece and putting the muscle to the asphalt.

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