How Fast Is a Corvette C7 Z06 A/T Burning E85 Fuel?

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C7 Z06 vs '14 GT500

Buckle up, cause here’s a monstrously-tuned TVS supercharged 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 manual facing off against a tuned Corvette C7 Z06 automatic. And both have been modified and tuned to run cleaner burning E85 fuel.

Ethanol comes from plants and is renewable. E85 fuel is mostly ethanol type alcohol mixed with gasoline. Diluting gasoline with ethanol creates a higher octane usually well above premium. Higher octane creates a more uniform flame front in the combustion chamber with stronger power.

Ford’s GT500 is well doctored by Advanced Engine Development to produce 815 wheel horsepower from tuning parts such as an Eaton TVS roots type supercharger. The Corvette C7 Z06 is close to 300 pounds lighter, gets its peak torque sooner, has a more advanced stability program, and is equipped with an automatic transmission allowing consistent throttle.

The Mustang is a handful, losing grip and speed with every shift. Watch in the video below as the Corvette C7 Z06 grabs sooner taking the hole shot. This video reveals how the C7 Z06 with an automatic transmission really works together well with the stability programs for better launching, along with faster shifts.

So now would you order your new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 with an automatic transmission for the benefits of smooth consistent speed? Would you convert your Corvette Z06 to E85 for cleaner burning?

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Via [TheBayAreaRacing]

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