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Field Report: 22 x Track Records, 1 x 1300HP Corvette C6.

April 05, 2023 High Performance Academy
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Field Report: 22 x Track Records, 1 x 1300HP Corvette C6.
Show Notes

What makes this 1300hp V8 time attack machine tick?

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With 780hp at 8psi low boost and 1300hp at 20psi high boost (that's 969kW at 1.38 Bar) options on tap via 2 externally-ish mounted Garrett G35-900 turbochargers and an LME-built, 430ci LSX, Feras Qartoumy's C6 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette is no stranger to a trophy or two as discussed at SEMA.

The LSX is a 2000hp spec build using an RHS block, Callies crank, rods, Diamond pistons, Brodix head, a custom-ground camshaft from Comp Cams, and an MSD Atomic Airforce intake manifold. Part of building up to this level over the years involved using a lot of aftermarket parts that would support the required power levels, but were more suited for drag racing and dyno queen runs (no offence intended!), leading to some unexpected development requirements all for the better.

The car uses a MoTeC traction control system via the M150 ECU to help keep the full boost from 3500rpm under control, and a Bosch Motorsport ABS system at the other end of the straights which has had the biggest impact on car confidence so far.

So what next? One of the biggest future goals is to reduce weight. To get where it is at 2950lbs (1228kg) other than general parts stripping, the car has shed 40lbs thanks to carbon fibre body panels from Anderson Composites and a whopping 60lbs from the removal of the stock wiring harness some years ago. Adding a paddle shift setup to the PPG 6-speed sequential is also high on the list along with suspension data solutions and some tidying up of the impressive Verus Engineering & Feras developed aero package.

At the time of filming the car holds at least 22 track records.

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