This is an LPE photo of the blue ZR1 Corvette at Muncie. Note the daylight under the left front tire. This is an LPE photo of the blue ZR1 Corvette at Muncie. Note the daylight under the left 10-Flat ZR1 Corvette While not Camaro news, we couldn't resist this story. Everyone should know by now about the '09 ZR1 supercharged Corvette. It's powered by a 6.2L, all-aluminum, 9:1-compression engine with an Eaton TVS2300 supercharger that from the factory makes 638 hp at 6,500 rpm. A production ZR1 will run 11.30s at 131 mph, but the guys at LPE decided they could do better. We got a look at the prototype of a new inlet casting that fits between the throttle body and the blower. LPE's new casting offers a much more direct shot to the supercharger, which does wonderful things for horsepower. LPE's chassis dyno testing measured 739 rwhp and 720 rear-wheel torque with the addition of this part, a smaller blower pulley, a larger crank pulley, software tuning, a larger intercooler, a larger intercooler reservoir, and race gas. With these changes plus 345/45R18 Mickey Thompson ET Street radials on CCW wheels, the Vette ran a tire-spinning 10.03 at 141.50 mph at Muncie Dragway on an 80-degree day. In three runs, the car never ran slower than 10.16. What's impressive is this was with an otherwise stock suspension. LPE engineer Jason Haines says, "We never even pulled the valve covers." If you want to see the video, go to Lingenfelter.com. Low-Buck Diesel Wagon You might remember these guys from a feature we ran in the Dec. '08 issue. Chad Maskrey and Blake Hughes built a primer '67 Chevy II with a couple of hair dryers and a 6.0L swap to cruise on the Hot Rod Power Tour. We caught up to them recently at the NMCA LSX shootout in Memphis and watched them click off a couple of low-10-second e.t.'s with the very same car. "You've seen this pile before," Chad said. He'd spotted us staring at the engine in lanes. "Check out what we're working on." Chad waved his iPhone with a miniature shop photo featuring a Nova Wagon with a big engine parked at Blake's shop, 417 Motorsports in Springfield, Missouri. The plan is to build a wagon, throw in a Duramax turbodiesel engine and a huge gas tank so Chad and all his friends can pile into it, go on the '10 Tour, and share costs. Camping in it isn't out of the question, either. The car was spotted online and dragged from rust-free California to the shop. The outside will remain bone stock, and much of the original Aztec Bronze color will be retained. The stock Duramax manifolds will be flipped and welded for twin turbos, and the drivetrain will be a 4L60E transmission with a Lincoln Versailles rearend. The '06 Duramax is a GM product found in the Chevy Silverado and GMC trucks and vans. The horsepower numbers are average, but the torque is a crazy 660 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm. That number will rise with a set of 62mm Precision turbos. The '06 Duramax is a GM product found in the Chevy Silverado and GMC trucks and vans. The The front end was unceremoniously sawed off for a Mustang II rack-and-pinion swap. This is standard procedure to get early Novas to handle. The front end was unceremoniously sawed off for a Mustang II rack-and-pinion swap. This is The paint on the wheels represents the stock color. The underside had enormous amounts of undercoating that preserved the floorboards, so there is zero rot. Blake is going to build a 30-gallon aluminum fuel cell that uses the existing mounting holes. The paint on the wheels represents the stock color. The underside had enormous amounts of The interior will be cleaned, but that is about it. The gauges will be stuffed in the glovebox to keep the stock appearance. The interior will be cleaned, but that is about it. The gauges will be stuffed in the glov There is some custom stuff going on here, but it is based on a Mustang II clip kit you can get anywhere. Blake made his own motor and trans mounts and will make the core support and intake plenum as well. There is some custom stuff going on here, but it is based on a Mustang II clip kit you can The Lincoln Versailles 9-inch disc brake rearend is a trick older than the hills. In fact, we haven't even seen one of these for a long time. Blake is going to add an Air Ride Technologies triangular four-link and throw in some street-friendly 2.70:1 gears. The Lincoln Versailles 9-inch disc brake rearend is a trick older than the hills. In fact, « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | View Full Article By Car Craft Staff Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!