The new Corvette C7 Stingray is already a powerful machine, it matches toe to toe with the C6 Z06, and has been enhanced to handle like a sports car not a muscle car. But as Hennessy have gotten their hands on it and they have other ideas in mind for this machine. They have four options for power with so many parts to change and each one is more ridiculous then the other, I can’t imagine how this much power would handle on the road, but I would love to see it.

Power Packages:

  • 600 BHP Supercharged
  • 700 BHP Supercharged
  • 800 BHP Twin Turbo
  • 1000 BHP Twin Turbo

Link: Hennessy


1963 Corvette Grand Sport on Fast Five

I do love the Fast & The Furious movies, and I hope they just keep making them better and better. Nothing brought drifting to the main stream as much as the first movies did as well as Tokyo Drift, I know there were some ridiculous scenes but you can’t help but love the stunts they do. I would love to get my hands on this Corvette, it looks like a ton of tire burning fun!

The final car on the list is the star of the show, a replica of a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, build by Mongoose Motorsports. It features the ubiquitous Chevrolet 502 big block, backed up by a Borg Warner Super T-10 four-speed stick. The combination rides on C3 Corvette suspension, which struggles to handle nearly 600 horses stuffed into a featherweight frame.

Romeo Ferraris’ 667 bhp Carbon Fiber Corvette

The Corvette is a beautiful creature which challenges a lot of the machines across the water from the Germans, and Italians and to the Japanese. Now Romeo Ferrari is a tuning company out of Italy who are known to tweak their machines to extremes. It seems they went across the Atlantic to work on their next specimen, the Corvette Z06.

RF has taken the Z06 and fitted a supercharger to the 7.0-liter LS7 V8 resulting with a monstrous 667 bhp and 607 lb-ft of torque. With all the modifications this machine gets to 62 mph in 3.3 blazing seconds and up to 211 mph. Thats assuming you can control this car and get all the power out, and they have fitted the brakes to stop it to a halt. Now they have taken every body piece off the Corvette and crafted every Carbon Fiber piece to make it extremely light and looks extremely mean and scary.

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Exotics Racing – Las Vegas

When in Las Vegas one of the top things on my list to do was to go to Exotics Racing. The best choice of high end vehicles to drive all in one stop and for a relatively cheap price for what you could do with these machines. Have a choice of several super cars and for a bunch of guys its like a kid in a candy store. I have always wanted to drive a Scuderia on a track before since I have heard that it’s just an amazing machine to drive. Then there are so many other beautiful machines, and you have these amazing track instructors with you. There is also a drift ride in a Corvette Z06, and they go through 10 sets of tires a day for that corvette. Honestly the whole thing was a hell of a lot of fun for a cheap price.

You get in the car you chose, you get about 5 laps per car and you have a combination of vehicles if you want. In my case I only want to drive of the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, some of my friends took the Ferrari F430 F1 and the Lamborghini LP560. The is endless, you have all these vehicles on the track: Lamborghini LP640, Lamborghini LP560-4, Ferrari F430 F1, Ferrari F430 Scuderia, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Audi R8, and Porsche Carerra. The only thing they were missing was a Porsche GT3 or Turbo, but they have every thing else you could imagine. You jump in the seat and the trainer gets in the car with you, you would think they would tell you take it easy, but in my case the guy made me floor the gas and turn hard, and at time I thought I was going to spin out but it held on. I was loving every moment of it, the only thing I wanted was a bigger track to enjoy some more high speed turns then this short one. All the driving range from $200 to $500 which depends on the car and combinations, I would recommend it for anybody going to Las Vegas and they are supposed to be opening in Los Angeles soon, I’m just hoping its going to be very soon.

Link: ExoticsRacing

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The Real Mach 5

Speed Racer is one those shows that everyone used to love, and every kid wanted to have the Mach 5 and ChimChim the Chimp. With Gotham Garage’s scale replica of the Mach 5, built on a classic Corvette C-4 chassis, and even offers rotating, retractable sawblades and push-button chrome steering wheel you can have that toy. With 345 horsepower this car is no joke and a lot of fun, I honestly wish they built it on the C6 Corvette which is the current generation corvette. But not sure what the price tag of the machine is, but who ever has it is one lucky guy.

Link: GothamGarage

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ZR1 Commercial

A GM Commercial about Americans still making rockets shows the ZR1 strutting it’s stuff on the road. The 683 bhp beast from Chevrolet which can beat almost ever high end car out there without much effort, its more like a German engineered vehicle then an American built sports car, I liked the commercial, but more action scenes next time please.

Rossi SixtySix

A retro look to a modern corvette, and a treat for any fan of the Corvette Stingray from 60s. Rossi seems to be a doing a full conversion of C6 into a modern 60s Stingray. The whole drive train remains the same with the body work. The split window look with the C6 included would cost $130’000 in total, and they would be able to do it for the Z06 & ZR1 for the price difference between them and the C6.

Link: Autoblog

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Corvette ZR1 vs. Lamborghini 670 SV

Corvette ZR1 640 bhp, RWD Journalist Driving
Lamborghini 670 SV 670 bhp, AWD Lamborghini Track Driver

Two very different machines which are the perfection of their manufacturers chasing each other down side roads. The challenge is simple can the Autocar journalist in a Corvette ZR1 keep up with the Factory test driver in the Lamborghini 670 SV. These machines are both works of art, I’m still biased towards the Corvette, its just such a piece of work and so much fun.

Corvette ZR1 vs. U.S. Navy Fighter Jet

I have an extreme admiration for the Corvette ZR1 being a powerful vehicle, at 641 bhp from a V8 supercharged engine, doing 0-62 Mph in 3.3 seconds. I just love when they do these types of competitions, and this time around they are doing with the fighter jet from the Blue Angels, a Boeing F/18 Hornet, the stunt fighter pilots who do all these shows and fly with extreme precision.