Vengeance Racing C5 Corvette Z06 Shoots for 200 MPH in the Half-Mile

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Vengeance Racing’s C5 Corvette Z06 might be the fastest of its kind in the world.

the video above comes to us from the BigKleib34 YouTube channel and it features what might be the fastest naturally-aspirated C5 Corvette Z06 in the world. The footage in the video was captured at a WannaGoFast event in Dallas, where the Vengeance Racing team is shooting for 200 miles per hour in a standing half-mile.

The First Runs

The video begins with a few clips of this incredible C5 Corvette Z06 making a run down the half-mile runway. On the first run, the car hits 188 and on the second run, it reaches 197.45 miles per hour. On both runs, the Chevy supercar sounds absolutely wicked as the driver rips through the gears of the sequential transmission.

Corvette Hits 197

The Interview

After those first two runs, the footage moves to the garage area, where the cameraman speaks with the driver of this wicked Corvette.

The driver explains that the car is owned by a guy named Eddie Blackwell and after spending a few years with a built 440-cubic inch stroker motor under the hood, the team swapped in a 451-cubic inch LSX. The engine is built to make monster power without turbochargers, superchargers or nitrous oxide, making this one of the nastiest naturally-aspirated C5s we have seen online.

Vengeance Racing Corvette Z06

We learn that on the early runs, the Corvette was fitted with a 3.90 gear, but in an effort to hit 200, they swap to a 3.70 gear seat before heading back out onto the track.

Another Shot at 200

After changing gears, the Vengeance Racing Corvette Z06 continued to have traction issues at the line. So much so that even with a big, sweet-sounding pull on the top end, the car falls short of the 200-mile per hour mark.

VR Corvette Z06 on Track

With the smaller gears, the car can “only” muster runs of 195 and 194 miles per hour, but that is still mighty impressive for a naturally-aspirated C5 Corvette.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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