Data File: '05 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
The rear widebody kit, installed...
The rear widebody kit, installed by Next Level Performance, gives a stock-appearing look while hiding huge Hoosier tires.
Charlie Anderson, Port St. Lucie, Florida
Mack Performance, Hialeah, Florida; Horsepower Sales, Pompano Beach, Florida; and Next Level Performance, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Modified production '05 Corvette coupe body
Modifications: Z06 widebody kit, LG Custom World hood
Bodywork: Next Level Performance
Paint: Black basecoat/clearcoat; painting/paint prep by: GM-Bowling Green Assembly's paint shop and Next Level Performance
Frame: Modified production '05 Corvette frame with Lingenfelter rollcage welded to frame; modified production C5 Corvette suspension
Steering: Production GM rack-and-pinion, power-assisted
Brakes: Four-wheel disc, power-assisted
Wheels: Custom black CCW wheels, 18-inch diameter (front), 19-inch (rear)
Tires: Hoosier R6, 245/40ZR18 (front), P345/30ZR19 (rear)
To get his '05 Corvette from...
To get his '05 Corvette from the 11-second range into the 9s, Charlie replaced his ProCharged LS2 with a built-for-big power LS7 with a ProCharger F1A blower running 10 pounds of boost.
Modified GM Powertrain LS7 overhead-valve V-8
Texas Speed & Performance, Wolfford, Texas; installed by Horsepower Sales; tuned by Next Level Performance
Custom alternator, oil cooler, custom driveshaft
427 cubic inches (7.0 L)
Custom Texas Speed & Performance Stage 3
Modified production coil-on-plug
ProCharger F1A supercharger (10 psi)
Dynatech headers and Flowmaster exhaust
769 @ 6,150 rpm (rear wheel measured on dyno)
704 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm (rear wheel measured on dyno)
Modified '05 Corvette automatic transaxle
Modifications: Custom 3,200-rpm-stall converter, two fluid coolers, and factory shifter; DTE rear gears
Final drive ratio: 3.42:1
Modified production '05 Corvette
Modifications: Lingenfelter rollcage, four-point G-Force harnesses on driver's seat, full hand controls for throttle and brakes
Seats: Production '05 Corvette, upholstered in black leather
Carpets: Production '05 Corvette nylon cut-pile