Twin-Turbo Corvette C8 Obliterates Quarter-Mile Record

Rodolfo Schellin

If you do not want to squander much too much time observing the establish-up, scroll forward to the 10-minute mark in the online video over which is when the large instant transpires. With special Forgeline drag racing wheels and a close to-vacant gasoline tank, issues have been seeking promising for ‘Phoenix’, as this C8 is regarded, but in the beginning, the crew was nonetheless registering periods in the mid- to very low-10s.

It took a few of runs and switching to methanol racing fuel prior to this 1,000-horsepower Corvette last but not least broke the record, clearing the quarter-mile in a blistering 9.9 seconds. That didn’t end Emelia Hartford from wanting additional, and a very best operate of 9.41 seconds at one hundred forty four.eighty four mph was eventually tallied, quickly obliterating the preceding record.

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