Late Model Racecraft Sets C7 Corvette Quarter-Mile World Record
Late Model Racecraft built the powertrain behind record-setting 2015 C7.
Our CorvetteForum forum members are a truly amazing bunch of Corvette fans. They’ve shown us their builds, helped each other make their ‘Vettes the best ‘Vettes around, and so much more. Here’s what one of them shared with us this time.
CorvetteForum supporting vendor Late Model Racecraft dropped a video of a client’s 2015 C7 utterly destroying the C7 quarter-mile record on the evening of August 1 at Evadale Raceway in Evadale, Texas.
Loaded up for the ride to Evadale from LMR’s shop in Houston, the 2015 C7 belonging to Richard Broadway boasts “an LT1 416ci shortblock by Late Model Engines with LMR’s complete heads and cam package.” The block is complemented with a pro-meth system and Procharger F1 head unit with custom air-to-water intercooler system built by LMR, and backed by “an RPM transmission powerglide with 9″IRS out back.”
Track conditions were far from ideal upon arrival, for it rained as soon as LMR and Broadway were ready to make their pass. As soon as the rain went away, the LMR crew went to work drying out the chosen lane for two hours with a couple of leaf blowers. Once dried out, though, the C7 lit up the night in red LED-colored tire smoke, ready to make the run.
And what a run it was. The C7 launched so hard off the line it popped a brief wheelie before landing the front wheels to complete the history-making run. The final time “re sets the world record” at eight seconds flat with a recorded speed of 170 mph. It’s also the quickest C7 off the line, thanks to a reaction time of 1.5912 seconds.
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And LMR wants to help you and your Corvette “push the envelope for world records,” or at least, add more horses to your ‘Vette. The best way to reach them is via email or phone, as they receive “too many PMs” to respond via the CorvetteForum forums.