Blacked-Out Corvette Z06 Packs Big Naturally-Aspirated Horsepower
Fresh LS7 block with worked heads, a big cam, headers and an E85 tune allows this Corvette to make 613 rear wheel horsepower.
One of the key aspects of the C6 Corvette Z06 was the naturally aspirated 7.0-liter LS7 engine, packing 505 horsepower. This engine was developed specifically for road racing dominance, weighing less than the stronger supercharged V8s, but many owners who want more power turn to forced induction without worrying about the added weight.
However, while flipping through Corvette Forums‘ C6 Corvettes for Sale section, we came across the 2008 Z06 owned and listed for sale by “Nasty Vette”. This car has been built to make big power without forced induction, keeping the curb weight low while offering significantly more horsepower and torque.
When the OP first posted his 2008 Corvette Z06 for sale, he didn’t go into detail as to why the car is up for sale, but he did provide a detailed list of upgrades.
Brand new LS7 short block
FasterPromsfully ported Heads 5 angel valve job, steal valve guides, ferrea LS7 stainless steal valves
ARP head studs
BTR stage 3 cam
BTR dual valve springs
Fast 85lbs injectors
Walbro 450 fuel pump
DSX Felx fuel kit
MSD intake manifold
Nick Williams 102 TB
Halltech Cold Air Intake
1 7/8 Kooks long tube headers
MSD 2 step
Tuned by DSMLIGHTS – 594 whp on 93, 613 whp on e85
Monster triple clutch kit
Tick performance slave cylinder with billet sleeve
Tick performance remote bleeder
Forged star drag pack wheels (custom painted gloss black)
Carbon fiber front lip
Custom black housing oem headlights
Kenwood double din head unit with Bluetooth smart phone connect
While the exterior upgrades are subtle, the hood, lip kit, light housings and wheels help this Corvette stand out in a crowd of C6s, but the big story is the performance.
Drag-Ready Road Car
The C6 Corvette Z06 was designed to tear up a road course and this one will likely still hold its own on the likes of Virginia International Raceway or Road America, but the upgrades makes it a far more formidable foe on the drag strip. The power will help in any driving situation, but the Mickey Thompson tires and the MSD 2-step work with the new clutch to lay down quicker quarter mile times.
There is no mention of track times, but with 613 rear wheel horsepower, this lightweight Chevy should be a solid 10-second street car with a good driver. Best of all, with a price of $32,000, this car is very reasonably priced. Kelley Blue Book states that a 2008 Corvette Z06 in excellent condition is worth roughly 30,000, so with the built engine, this one is barely priced above a stock car.
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