2002 Linginfelter Corvette Z06

We knew the latest Corvette from the Lingenfelter gang would be a contender right off the transporter.
Not only does the trophy bear the Lingenfelter name for 2001 and 2002, but 800 horsepower and 830 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbocharged 428-cubic-inch V-8 make you think about reading the last rites to the pricey 345/30ZR-19 Michelin Pilots before you hit the accelerator. There is so much power on tap that the tires don’t have consistent traction until after 80 mph, despite the car’s boost controller, which was set up to dispense less boost at lower speeds. The inability to put the power to the road can be seen in the unspectacular 0-to-60 time—at least in this company—of 4.1 seconds, but before you begin to doubt the 800 horsepower, take a look at the quarter-mile numbers: 11.6 seconds at 136 mph. Fast, but not fast enough to beat the Hennessey Venom. The LPE Vette was faster in the run from 100 to 150 mph.

 

 

 

 

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