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This Supercharged Corvette Stingray Is More Powerful Than The New Z06

C8 Corvette Exhaust
Screenshot from Lingenfelter via YouTube

General Motors has begun encrypting the control modules of its products, starting with the Cadillac CT4, CT5 and C8 Corvette. This is then followed by the latest generation Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Yukon family. It continues with the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 that were recently unveiled. As a result, the stock ECU and TCU are impossible to tune and calibrate, leaving people to go to great lengths to circumvent this obstacle via piggyback control units and a rats nest of wires. Oftentimes, the vehicles are broken. So it’s largely an internet novelty to give a supercharged C8 Corvette Stingray 1,000-plus horsepower, as these tradeoffs are largely unappealing to most customers. However, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Magnuson Superchargers may have come up with a solution.

Supercharged C8 Corvette Lingenfelter Stingray
Image via Lingenfelter Performance

Lingenfelter C8 Corvette Stingray: 705 Supercharged Horsepower

Not to rain on the 2023 Corvette Z06 and its 670 horsepower via the awesome new LT6 V8 engine, which debuted earlier this week, but the teaser video from Lingenfelter alleges 705 horsepower, and 667 lb-ft of torque. That a gain of over 200 horsepower, and nearly 200 lb-ft of torque. Simply amazing. To get it done, Lingenfelter looped in Magnuson Superchargers for its development. The partnership can also be found in the 2019+ Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra supercharger kits that were announced and priced earlier this week.

Lingenfelter says that the package took over a year to develop, with hours and hours of testing on the dyno, making it the most comprehensive power upgrade for the C8 Corvette Stingray we’ve seen yet. We hope to learn more about this supercharged C8 Corvette Stingray from Lingenfelter at the 2021 SEMA Show in the coming days. Was the encrypted ECU cracked? We’re not sure, but expect the latest details to be published on MC&T before you see it anywhere else.

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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