Highly Tuned C7 Grand Sport Takes a Dyno Ride
Texas tuner Late Model Racecraft demonstrates the raw power of their client’s C7 Grand Sport from all angles.
Developed alongside the C7.R, the C7 Grand Sport brings the looks of the Z06 together with the power of the Z51’s 460-horsepower 6.2-liter LT1 V8. The driver-oriented cockpit surrounds you and a lucky passenger in suede and carbon fiber, with access to goodies like the seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, while the dry-sump oil system keeps the LT1 lubricated around the corners of your favorite race track.
Our CorvetteForum forum sponsor Late Model Racecraft knows what to do with cars like the Grand Sport, as they’ve done with a client’s C7 Grand Sport not too long ago.
LMR says this Grand Sport was built “specifically for the street,” and that its owner “is no stranger to gapping cars out here” in the tuner’s home of Houston, Texas. There are no numbers behind what they’ve done, but any who come across this car’s path should be ready to see the tail lights on the street.
Whatever LMR did to this Grand Sport, you will certainly hear the results on this dyno run. The power from the supercharged LT1 nearly blows away the gate behind the car’s quad exhaust tips, while the noise is good enough to blow out any pair of eardrums unfortunate enough to be trapped in a pair of headphones.
As if the noise wasn’t enough to prove how alive the LT1 is, a look at the air intake will take your breath away. As the Grand Sport shakes through the gears, the black coupler expands with air being forced through the supercharger, then quickly deflates as soon as the run is over. And if this is something you want for your Corvette, Late Model Racecraft is your hook up. Holla if you hear ’em!