Corvette ZR-1 Traps Over 200 MPH During Runway Drag Race
The Fins like their Corvettes, and they like them fast. This particularly-mean twin-turbo Corvette was partaking in a standing mile race at Lappeenranta Airport in Finland. Claimed to be performing at a de-tuned “1,000” horsepower rating, this ZR-1 still managed to enter the 200-mph club. That was accomplished even from the short distance of a standing mile.
Similar to a quarter-mile dragster is the long-deck rear wing and the parachute; but for literally double the distance, there’s a slight difference from your standard drag car. Rather than being equipped with drag radials for a fast launch, this C6 is wearing high-performance and high-speed rubber.
The first pass went well. It was just a test, so there was no need for timing. The second run produced some real numbers. Since it was about speed, and not time, we don’t get an ET. You do get trap speed, however, and that was clocked in at a stout 204.4 miles per hour. Or, in metric units, 329 km/h. And the best part? It has license plates and is still a street car!
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