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The C7 Is Built For The Quarter Mile


In a similar vein to the 1000 HP Street Package released for the LT4-powered Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 back in 2018, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is showing off a C7 Corvette making use of those very same performance upgrades during the 2019 SEMA Show.

And of course, it wouldn’t really be SEMA without a supercharged small-block.

The Lingenfelter “Eliminator Series” aims to offer buyers high-end horsepower numbers which remain both reliable and mild-mannered for service on the street. The 1,000 HP Corvette brings the gamut of goodies Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has become known for over the past 45 years.

Lingenfelter Corvette

We’re talking about a Lingenfelter Edelbrock 2650 Supercharger kit featuring an external aluminum intercooler reservoir, a new 103 mm throttle body, Lingenfelter DI 27 fuel injectors which offer 27 grams of fuel flow per second for high horsepower applications, along with a big-bore fuel pump and a fuel pump voltage booster.

Nestled into the block is a new Lingenfelter GT 31 camshaft, the heads have been CNC ported and polished, and there’s even a 5-inch high-flow air intake. Lastly, as with all of LPE’s Eliminator projects, there’s a lower balancer with 8.65’ pulley, along with an adjustable fuel pressure regulator, and an E85 flex kit.

The company only announced the 1,000 HP Corvette in a short video which doesn’t include dyno readouts, but much like the Camaro, expect the Eliminator Corvette to kick out the jams to the tune of 1,000 HP and 866 lb-ft of twist.

As for what it can do, we hope to have the official numbers soon. But if the nonstop 9-second runs out of the Eliminator Series Camaro are of any indicator, this C7 Corvette will likely be an even faster missile just from its weight and aerodynamic advantages. Stay tuned.

If the HPS synthetic motor oil branded livery didn’t give it away, those looking for this special Corvette can find it at the Royal Purple booth #22943.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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