Late Model Racecraft has a long history in making cars go quick and fast and recently, the Houston, Texas-based company put its C7 Corvette—owned by Richard Broadway—into the 7s in the quarter-mile with a 7.74 at 163mph pass. They then turned on the nitrous oxide system to improve on that with a 7.55 at 184 mph.
The C7 relies on a ProCharger blower and a Nitrous Express system to deliver the 7-second power, yet it still retains all of the power accessories and creature comforts that it left the factory with. The effort wrestles away the elapsed time record for a modern LT-powered vehicle from Motion Raceworks, whose twin-turbocharged, LT-powered Nova ran in the 7s just over a year ago.
To review, the LMR C7 Corvette is hardly a bolt-on parts car; first to go was the transmission and in its place sits a two-speed Powerglide that was built by RPM Transmissions. Under the hood is a 416ci LT engine that was done by Late Model Engines and features parts from Brian Tooley Racing, Callies, Wiseco, and American Racing Headers. The ProCharger that provides the boost is the race-proven F-1X compressor and it makes north of 20 psi. The entire package runs on E85 and if the boost wasn’t enough, there is a Nitrous Express N20 kit that is always ready to make things more exciting. Late Model Racecraft’s Steve Fereday didn’t resort to an aftermarket ECU but instead uses the factory PCM and manages the engine calibration via HP Tuners.
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