The Chevy Corvette C5 is an important part of the history of the nameplate. In addition to being built entirely from scratch and the fact that it deviates greatly from the style of the C4, the C5 is not a slow car. More so, if this is the latest C5 Z06 version we are talking about.
The 2002 Corvette C5 Z06 develops 405 horsepower (302 kilowatts) and 400 foot-pounds (542 Newton-meters) of torque from its V8 engine. This was achieved through a larger air intake in cubic feet per minute, stiffer valve springs, lighter valves, and more aggressive camshaft lifting and timing. Top speed was rated at 171 miles per hour (275 kilometers per hour), while 0-60 mph was achievable in 4.0 seconds.
But those numbers are nothing compared to the modified Corvette C5 Z06 that has been tested by Johnny Bohmer Proving Reasons, which you can watch on the video integrated at the top of this page.
Equipped with 900 hp (671 kW) and 1,152 Nm (850 lb-ft) of torsion at the rear wheels, this C5 is significantly faster than its original version, powered by a 6.2-liter twin-turbo V8 and weighing only 3050 pounds (1383 kilograms).
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To prove this, the highly modified Vette C5 Z06 has been tested outdoors for maximum speed racing. The track used in this test can reach 5.15 km (3.22 mi), but the C5 only needed a mile to reach its maximum speed at 212.650 mph (342.227 km / h). An impressive race, you think, coming from a car almost 20 years old.