When General Motors announced the next generation of Corvette, we all knew it was going to be fast, but no one ever expected it to chop through records like a vintage jukebox. Whether it’s because the car is such a star right now or due to the capability of the new platform, the mid-engine car has ratcheted through horsepower, ETs, and quarter-mile trap speeds like never before.
The fact that records are coming from many different sources proves the capability of the platform, rather than just one person who “figured it out”. This latest “greatest” is held by a customer of Extreme Turbo Systems. The turbos are obviously providing the power, and reportedly, a set of Raybestos clutch plates makes sure it all goes to the track.
His C8 Corvette was endowed with record status unexpectedly during a C8 testing session when the car clocked off an amazing 9.05 at 159 mph. While that is definitely moving, it’s far from the goal. The ETS team is hoping to have the first C8 Corvette to dip into the 8s in the quarter-mile. Of course, when you’re already that quick, tenths of a second improvement don’t just fall off the tree (pun intended).
Check out this quick video and listen to that turbo’d beauty build up a head of steam. The video is short, but so is the pass, and you know what they say in drag racing, “the better you get, the shorter the ride!” So true.