Ported Blower Corvette Z06 vs. Tesla Model X Plaid – Street Hits

April 22nd, 2024

Tonight, we have competitors representing two contrasting styles of transportation. In the first lane, the car is loud and obnoxious. It is belching race gas fumes and slinging bits of burnt rubber everywhere. The exhaust note from this car is deafening. In the opposite lane is a vehicle that requires no traction optimizing burnout. There are no exhaust fumes and – most riveting – it makes virtually no sound. Let’s get a closer look at these sleds.

The beautifully loud and menacing automobile is the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. It’s a C7, or seventh generation, if you are curious. Under the hood of this top tier ‘Vette is a supercharged 6.2-liter all-aluminum V8 engine that can produce 650hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque in stock condition. However, the Z06 featured in this video is far from stock. This black beauty has been modified with a Magnuson 2650 blower upgrade (that has also been ported to increase flow), it has a custom ground camshaft, a full assortment of aftermarket high-performance bolt-ons (including exhaust) and an E85 tune. In summary, this Corvette is very quick.

Not to be denigrated, the Tesla Model X Plaid also has its perks. It utilizes a trio of electric motors to generate the equivalent of 1,020hp. The all-wheel drive Model X Plaid can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in 9.7-seconds @ 144 mph. Some have derided these vehicles as “golf karts” because of their all-electric propulsion systems. Take care not to get publicly gapped by one of these golf karts that offer mind-numbing acceleration and superior traction on most surfaces. This one has undergone a certain degree of weight reduction, including lightweight wheels.