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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8-Nitrous-Carlyle Racing-1


This Nitrous Corvette C8 is prepped for the Drag Strip

This could be one of the first Corvette C8s modified for drag racing. It even has a nitrous kit installed.

Thanks to its mid-engine layout, the new Corvette C8 should have better traction compared to its predecessor. But, with a bottle of nitrous on-board, the car would need more than that for the tires to hook up with the tarmac.

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Carlyle Racing have built this drag racing C8 Corvette. The car has some beefy Mickey Thompson drag radials, while the so-called frunk houses a bottle of nitrous. It’s the mid-range 2LT version and probably doesn’t have the Z51 performance pack, which adds slightly more power and a high-downforce kit among other upgrades.

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According to Chevy, the 6.2-litre V8 engine that develops 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. However, when Carlyle Racing put the car on a dyno, it registered a peak output of 440 hp (at the wheels). We’re not sure how much boost a shot of nitrous would provide though.

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