Precision Industries Converter Built to Livernois Specs
Metco Oversize Crank Pulley Ring
Innovators West Oversize Balancer
Rotofab/Livernois Cold Air Intake (Available soon)
Stainless Works Longtube Headers & Connection Pipe
NGK TR6 Spark Plugs
160 Degree T-Stat
GM 90mm Throttle Body
Bogart 17” Wheels w/ Slicks & Skinnies
Livernois Motorsports Dyno Tune
No doubt about it, that’s an extensive and impressive list of modifications, but there are a few impressive facts that come from what all Livernois didn’t change. The car is still its full-weight mammoth-self, weighing in at 4,295 pounds with the driver. Amazingly, the car also ran sub-10’s with a 100% stock suspension!
As for the story of the 9-second pass, who better to tell the tale than the man who was behind the wheel; Livernois’ own Rick LeBlanc:
The first pass off the trailer today, the car went 10.14 at 138 MPH. Many of my launches were from just above idle and it was like a bracket car with several 10.0X-10.1X passes at 138-141 MPH.
Our tuner Dan Millen was at the track with me all day logging each pass and getting more and more aggressive after each pass, so I’m sure the power was quite a bit higher than what we saw on the dyno. Dan got pretty aggressive with the tune, and on the last pass he told me to leave as hard as I could off the converter. We made up our mind that no matter what we were going 9’s on this pass!
I did the burnout, staged, then got focused. I didn’t worry about my reaction time (it was horrible as you can see) and I put it on the converter until it felt like it was going to roll forward, and then let it rip. I knew at the end of the track it was a good pass when I saw 145 mph on the heads up display. We finally did it, running a 9.87 at 142 MPH!
I wouldn’t hesitate to daily drive the ZL1 with these mods, minus the slicks of course. I do plan to head back to Milan on the stock wheels and Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials to see what it will run on 20’s.”
We would like to thank GM for building an awesome car, Rodger’s Chevrolet, Milan Dragway for the great track, Innovators West, Metco, Mickey Thompson Tires, Precision Industries, Rotofab, Stainless Works, and all the technicians at Livernois Motorsports!
The gloves are off in the battle for ZL1 supremacy, and we can’t wait to see who will fire the next shot. But for now its congrats to the team at Livernois on having the fastest ZL1 around!