Budget Built Twin Turbo Corvette Street Mauler

January 3rd, 2017

Who needs a Z06 or a ZR1? This industrious street racer has taken what was a bare bones C6 and turned it into a street mauler – without breaking the bank.

The secret is – as you have ascertained from the title – forced air induction from a pair of massive turbochargers. The Corvette C6 begins life as an interesting enough naturally aspirated sports car. The factory engine was a 6.0-liter LS2 that could catapult the ‘Vette from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2-seconds but it didn’t have the durability that this racer was after.

Out comes the car engine and in goes a Thompson Motorsports built LQ9 Chevrolet 6.0-liter truck engine. A Callie’s crankshaft and connecting rods and a set of Diamond forged pistons. The beefier truck mill and upgraded internals are insurance against the staggering level of abuse that is inflicted by a pair of 5871 turbochargers. That’s good enough to make 800hp to the rear wheels; on premium pump gas with a methanol injection. This C6 is purpose built for roll racing on the streets (of Mexico, of course) and is definitely headed in the right direction.

The Budget Bowtie takes on a couple of Corvettes (with various types of forced air induction) and a Hayabusa performance street bike.