It has been seriously busy in the Vette Lab shop lately, but due to some of the employee precautions we're taking because of the COVID-19 virus, things are moving more slowly. At least the speed of the work is a little slower...the Corvettes coming out of Vette Lab have been anything but!
Vette Lab is now a distributor for some outstanding performance parts companies: Magnuson Superchargers, Katech Engineering, and Halltech Cold Air Intakes. That we carry Corvette performance parts from these world-class organizations should come as no surprise; however, our relationship with them came about via a special C7 Z06 we're building for a gentleman here in Detroit. The build is still ongoing, but here's what we can tell you about this Corvette:
First off, the Z06 is basically stock, with stock cam and manual transmission. The owner did have a set of long-tube headers and an X-pipe installed, though as anyone in the know will tell you, the factory Corvette Z06 manifolds are outstanding power producers. We started by adding a Magnuson 2650DI roots-style blower in place of the factory supercharger. The 103mm snout on the Magnuson gets fed through a Katech 103mm boosted-application throttle body connected to a Halltech Stinger cold air intake. An AlkyControl dual-nozzle trunk-mounted methanol injection system gets meth where it's needed to keep everything happy. Solid force-feeding system, agreed?
The next part is where this Corvette Z06 build gets really interesting. We're in the final stages of development on our low-side Vette Lab flex fuel system, and it's being perfected on this C7. We don't want to give away everything yet, but here's what's important: Our low-side system will feed your monster Corvette setup, delivering massive flow without requiring any holes or modifications to your factory stock fuel tank. Compare that with the currently available flex fuel systems out there and you'll see why Vette Lab's low-side flex fuel system is poised to be THE industry standard.
We should have more news on our new low-side flex fuel system in the coming weeks, but for now our expectations on this Corvette Z06 build -- again, with no engine modifications below the blower -- are for a nice, round 800 rwhp. We'll let you know how we did as soon as we can strap this beast down to our dyno, so stay tuned to our Facebook page!