Extreme Turbo System C8 Sets New World Record

When General Motors announced the next generation of Corvette, we all knew it was going to be fast, but no one ever expected it to chop through records like a vintage jukebox. Whether it’s because the car is such a star right now or due to the capability of the new platform, the mid-engine car has ratcheted through horsepower, ETs, and quarter-mile trap speeds like never before.

The fact that records are coming from many different sources proves the capability of the platform, rather than just one person who “figured it out”. This latest “greatest” is held by a customer of Extreme Turbo Systems. The turbos are obviously providing the power, and reportedly, a set of Raybestos clutch plates makes sure it all goes to the track.

His C8 Corvette was endowed with record status unexpectedly during a C8 testing session when the car clocked off an amazing 9.05 at 159 mph. While that is definitely moving, it’s far from the goal. The ETS team is hoping to have the first C8 Corvette to dip into the 8s in the quarter-mile. Of course, when you’re already that quick, tenths of a second improvement don’t just fall off the tree (pun intended).

Check out this quick video and listen to that turbo’d beauty build up a head of steam. The video is short, but so is the pass, and you know what they say in drag racing, “the better you get, the shorter the ride!” So true.

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Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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