ProCharged C7 Corvette Lets the Numbers Do the Talking

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Badass C7 Corvette isn’t just a looker. It’s a purpose-built machine designed to dominate the drags.

If you’re a regular around these parts, you’re already quite familiar with Justin Keith‘s killer, ProCharged, Powerglide-equipped C7 Corvette dragster. We’ve watched this awesome ride progress up the ranks at the strip, of course. But outside of its big blower and fresh 2-speed tranny, we didn’t know much else about what makes this car tick. Until now, that is, thanks to this rather explanatory video from Driving Line.

Keith is the co-owner of Nitto’s Street Car Take Over, so you know he had to build something competitive for the wildly popular series. Thus, he designed the ultimate street ‘Vette, a car that looks good enough to enter shows while also ripping off consistent 8-second 1/8th mile passes.

C7 Corvette

So what’s the recipe for that success? Well, on the outside, you’ll undoubtedly notice that the gorgeous gray C7 Corvette sports Z06 bodywork. But it isn’t a real Z06, it just wears an OEM body conversion. Up front you’ll find a set of Nitto NT555 G2 rubber in 245/40 spec. The same rubber out back does all the work, albeit in a larger 325/50 size. And the drag ‘Vette lights em up with ease thanks to a 416 cube LME LT1, which wears Frankenstein Engine Dynamics heads.

C7 Corvette

To reach the four-figure horsepower mark, however, this C7 Corvette relies on a ProCharger F1A-94 huffer and air-to-water race intercooler. Which, of course, sounds killer expelling gasses through Kooks 2-inch headers, an x-pipe, and B&B Bullet exhaust. You’ll also find a built DSS 9-inch rear and BC Racing coilovers underneath. It’s all business inside, with an 8-point cage and racing buckets, but still looks comfy enough to cruise in. All-in-all, this badass C7 Corvette is more than the sum of its parts!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Corvette Forum, Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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