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1967 Chevy Corvette Destroys Supercars

By Steven Symes Nov 08, 2019
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By Steven Symes Nov 08, 2019
This C2 packs a twin-turbo LT1.

If you think to take down modern supercars you need something modern, prepare to have your mind blown. This famous 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray beats up on supercars regularly. Admittedly it does so with some modern wizardry known as the 6.2-liter LT1, a Small Block V8 with plenty of tricks up its sleeves.

Anyone who knows Chevy Corvettes and especially C2s should immediately peg this car as well beyond stock. Even if it’s parked and turned off, those massively wide rear tires are a dead giveaway that something sinister is going on under the hood. Once it fires up, the twin turbos and upgraded exhaust combine with the LT1 for a symphony you won’t soon forget.

In the video you get to see this Stingray beat up on some impressive competition at the 2018 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack. The Chevrolet wins each race with a comfortable margin, showing just how dominant it is in straight-line acceleration. It was finishing half-mile runs at speed ranging from 157 to 175 mph, which is quite impressive.

The details of this build are impressive. Straight out of the box, Chevrolet says the LT1 6.2-liter makes 460-horsepower at 6000 rpm, which is respectable but obviously not enough for this C2 owner since he decided to go with a forced induction setup. Actually, he admitted his sons talked him into it, but he nou doubt has no regrets about it now.  

Two 62mm turbos force feed the engine with 18 to 20 pounds of boost. This combined with the LT1 makes about 900-horsepower or so, which should be enough to blow just about everything else out of the water. To handle all that power the owner dropped in a 200R4 from a Buick Grand National, also in part because the transmission fits in the C2’s narrow transmission tunnel. Cutouts in the side pipes, plus cats and two bullet mufflers on each side keeps the exhaust note from splitting your eardrums wide open.

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