C8 Corvette Does the 10 Second Sprint

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    C8 Corvette Does the 10 Second Sprint



    With the 50 shot activated, Carlyle became the first 2020 Corvette in the 10s, with a 10.65. "We made 15 to 20 passes and it actually liked being hot-lapped—the C8 kept picking up time as we ran it warm," explained Carlyle. "We wanted to be the first one to the 10s and the 9s as well, but we didn't want to risk breaking the car since the C8s can't be tuned yet."

    Mark started off with some mid-11-second baseline passes to get the car sorted out and ended up with a best time of 11.25. The ETs dropped further when Carlyle used the factory launch control, netting their fastest naturally-aspirated run of the day. "It actually ran several 11.05 passes, repeatedly," said Carlyle. "We also picked up 3 mph by using the launch control. The air outside was perfect with a tail wind and the density altitude was negative 987 feet. It's going to be hard to beat these stock ET runs." Running 11.05 at 126 mph with wheels and tires only is simply remarkable.


    The only modification beyond the wheels and tires is a Nitrous Outlet dry nitrous kit. An LT1 plate kit fit perfectly between the LT2's throttle body and intake manifold, while the nitrous bottle is mounted in the front trunk. "From all our years of racing, we knew that the car would take a small amount of nitrous without issues," explained Carlyle. "It took it like a champ."

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    Re: C8 Corvette Does the 10 Second Sprint

    Ha! Barely out of the factory and modifications have already started! Nothing wrong with that!!

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    Re: C8 Corvette Does the 10 Second Sprint

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Ha! Barely out of the factory and modifications have already started! Nothing wrong with that!!
    10 seconds quarter with barely a squirt of nitro, the Z06 is going to be untouchable, and everyone knows it, they will not need a ZR1, if 490 HP can get this car to 2.8 seconds 60, mother, the Grandsport is going to be a real terror... forget the Z06.
    Electric Hypercars are going to get a Shellacking...
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    Re: C8 Corvette Does the 10 Second Sprint

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    10 seconds quarter with barely a squirt of nitro, the Z06 is going to be untouchable, and everyone knows it, they will not need a ZR1, if 490 HP can get this car to 2.8 seconds 60, mother, the Grandsport is going to be a real terror... forget the Z06.
    Electric Hypercars are going to get a Shellacking...
    Especially after they add electrical FWD to the C8. Uh.....
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IROCNROL1 View Post
    Especially after they add electrical FWD to the C8. Uh.....
    we will see

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    Re: C8 Corvette Does the 10 Second Sprint

    Hennessy has a twin turbo already.
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