What’s Happening With This Corvette ZR1 Turbo Setup?

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Turbos placed at the rear of the car near the exhaust exit have been around for quite some time. You can see them on Porsches, and a few other aftermarket applications. However, this custom setup from D3 Performance has us a bit perplexed.

As you can see in the photo above, the massive turbo is set firmly in the rear of this ZR1 Corvette. But where it deviates from normal rear turbo setups are the twin-cone air filters that attach to it. Using 5-inch piping, the twin filters head directly to nowhere, essentially. Their position makes no sense, at least in this current stage of the build. Placing them directly behind the rear tires will make them susceptible to clogging from tire particles and all other particulates, as well as clogging the engine with tire smoke.

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While we’ve seen the lunacy that’s come out of D3 Performance before, and the guys that build their cars are true wizards, we can’t help but wonder what the hell is going on here. Anybody have a clue?

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