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Corvette Today Podcast: Corvette News/Headlines

With the reveal of the new mid-engine C8 Z06 next week, this CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines episode is a “must listen-to” podcast! Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, teams up again with Keith Cornett from to bring you the hottest headlines in the world of Corvette…including the latest on the C8 Z06 reveal on October 26th! Here are a few of the topics covered in this podcast:

1. The C8 Z06 will make public debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum on October 26
2. GM makes a change to 2022 Corvette ordered with Z51 and the high wing
3. C8 Corvette ranked 2nd on the list of the fastest selling cars in September 2021
4. C8 E-Rays are testing in Colorado and outside the Nurburgring in Germany
5. A 95 year old WWII veteran is moved to the head of the line to get his 2022 Corvette
6. Mazzanti to build a Corvette-powered Italian supercar with 761 horsepower
7. A truckload of C8’s goes up in flames
8. Watch a video of BGA building right-hand drive C8 Corvettes

You’ll know everything we know when you listen to this CORVETTE TODAY podcast!

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Katech’s Over 1,000 HP/TQ ZR1

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  • Katech’s Over 1,000 HP/TQ ZR1

    Katech has a reputation that ranks it with the best. Want your ZR1 to have over 1,000 HP and over 1,000 TQ with Katech’s mods?

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    Originally posted by gmauthority
    Watch Katech Boost This 6.2L LT5 V8 To Over 1,000 HP: Video
    Katech is a well known and highly regarded General Motors engine tuner and builder. The company once built the V8 engines that powered Corvette Racing’s famously reliable and epic-sounding race cars and still today provides V8 engines to teams in the Trans Am Series and Pirelli World Challenge. They also provide aftermarket tuning solutions to owners of road-going GM performance cars and build and sell crate engines, among much more.

    Knowing this, it’s really no surprise that Katech has already tuned GM’s new 755 hp 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 engine up to over 1,000 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. The company installed it’s own ‘Extreme DI’ fuel system on the engine, along with new injectors that support the use of E85 fuel, a Z-Industries Griptec pulley and a Katech 103mm throttle body. They also ported the supercharger and ran open headers and a more efficient intake on the engine when it was on the dyno.

    All said and done, this 6.2-liter LT5 engine makes 1,013 hp and 1,011 lb-ft of torque. The Extreme DI fuel system is what really makes the difference here, the company says, which consists of controller, a secondary fuel pump and new injectors. As the engineer explains toward the end of the dyno video embedded above, they were able to boost this engine up to over 1,000 hp using only bolt-on mods – mostly thanks to the upgraded fuel delivery system.

    As you likely already know, the LT5 engine is only available in the 2019 Corvette ZR1, where it is paired with a seven-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic. Chevy claims the ZR1 will sprint from 0-60 mph in around 2.85s and keep on accelerating until it hits a top speed of 212 mph. Some publications have also clocked the ZR1 at sub-11 second quarter mile times with 130+ mph trap speeds. Prices start at $119,995 for the base model.

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    Last edited by John; 01-30-2019, 12:22 PM.
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    Katech is 1st class. I saw John posted his possibly taking his ME with the LT2 to them as an upgrade option.