It hit 140.3 mph in the quarter-mile.
The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition exploded onto the scene with a hefty V8 engine and a slew of ZR1 accessories. The Z06 CE didn’t get the supercharger that the ZR1 got, but it did get suspension modifications, carbon-fiber parts, and other goodies, making it a powerful performance car and the ideal vehicle to take to the current Texas Mile event. The coupe reached a top speed of 242.7 mph (390.6 kilometres per hour).
It’s unclear what changes the Corvette has undergone, but what we can see is amazing. The Z06 has some extra aerodynamic parts at the back, which are held in place by struts fused to the rear bumper. The coupe also has a parachute, which hints at the car’s performance capabilities and is necessary while decelerating from over 250 mph. Chevy initially equipped the Z06 Carbon Edition with carbon-ceramic brakes, but it’s unlikely that this car still has them.
The Z06 Carbon Edition debuted with a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter LS7 V8 that produced 505 horsepower (376 kilowatts) and 470 pound-feet (637 Newton-meters) of torque, bridging the gap between the ordinary Z06 and the hotter ZR1 on the market at the time. The engine could accelerate the coupe from 0 to 60 mph (96 kph) in less than four seconds, with a top speed of 198 mph (318 kph). By a huge amount, the altered Z06 outperforms it.
The upgraded Z06 accelerates to a top speed of 242.7 mph, with a quarter-mile time of 140.3 mph (225.7 kph). That’s about 20 mph faster than a stock Corvette in the quarter-mile. It was going 184.4 mph at the half-mile marker and nearly 245 mph as it crossed the one-mile finish line.
Automobiles have far more power and speed than we are permitted to utilise on public roadways. It’s an unusual contrast, with some cars capable of breaching the speed limit multiple times just coming off the assembly line and ready to be driven by anyone. The difficulty is finding the place to put all that power to use, and standing-mile events like the Texas Mile allow owners to show off their cars and engineering skills. Modern supercars often reach insane speeds, but the modding community keeps historical classics like the Z06 CE on par with the modern masters.