Jimmie Johnson’s resto-mod Stingray may be the coolest Corvette at SEMA
One of the latest Corvettes to be restored by Johnson, this Stingray features both exterior and interior updates, and an all-new Gen V LT1 crate engine, which the folks at Chevy are making available for $11,000 for the wet sump version and $11,250 for the dry sump.
The C7 Corvette Z06 with its $78,995 price tag is set to take on the world and pretty much kick ass. I can’t wait.
The LT4 engine powering the new Z06 will be one of hell of a monster. In fact, Jordan Lee, chief engineer for the new Z06 engine, says the LS9 is no match for the LT4.
During a recent one-on-one tour at Lingenfelter’s Michigan facility, I had a chance to get a more candid take on what he thinks about the new Stingray and what his team is doing to get more power out of the car.
It looks like the idea of being able to participate in the engine build for that new Z06 you ordered isn’t guaranteed even if you do have the extra cash.