Grandpa Fred ‘Rocket Man’ Underwood Blasts Off at Texas Mile
With a modified 2009 C6 ZR1 pushing 730-horsepower, ol’ Rocket Man is edging ever closer to having a 200-mph run for a standing mile at the Texas Mile high speed shootout.
It takes a certain amount of bravery to drive this Corvette. 2,000 horsepower lies under the hood, probably more. But that’s not the only reason why it’s more than a little mad.
A day at the strip with this Lethal Performance ZR1 proves the old adage remains true: too much is never enough. Except, perhaps, when trying to get a clean launch.
As far as Corvette tunes go, they don’t get much better than The Beach Boys’ “Shut Down.”