2020 Corvette Stingray deliveries have been happening for less than a week now, and yet here we are. In seemingly no time at all, a tuning company has already managed to get ahold of one, strap it to a dyno, and set it up for quarter-mile speed runs. It probably won’t slay any Demons, however.
This seems to be a properly vetted dyno run here, unlike what happened late last year, based on the outcome. Below is the stock 2020 Corvette Stingray testing at 440 hp and 408 lb-ft to the rear wheels with just 20 miles on the odometer. And remember, the 2020 Corvette limits the fun for the first 500 miles, so power will likely rise once the car is broken in a bit more.
It doesn’t stop there. Shortly after, Carlyle Racing fitted a set of Mickey Thompson drag radials on the mid-engined 2020 Corvette Stingray to set it up for the ever-important quarter mile. It also appears that any type of rear wing that it may have came with has been removed to make the C8 even more slippery at high speeds. And before we all get upset that somebody went out and did this to a sports car reimagined for superior road course performance, remember that a mid-engine setup helps with drag racing, too. There’s now more weight over the rear wheels than before, which helps put the power down more effectively. Even top fuel dragsters put the engine behind the driver, and have done so for decades.
Then there’s the nitrous tank in the frunk. It’s hard to tell if it’s actually hooked up to anything, or if the Corvette’s ECU will even let this happen, but in any case, we’re certainly as curious. Hopefully testing happens soon, as now the whole enthusiast community is watching.