[Tuner Feature] Stunning C7 ZR1 Breaks The 1000 Horsepower Barrier
This tuner makes adding the ponies look easy, just bring your checkbook, and leave some money in the budget for blue lights!
A 1000 hp beast by Vengeance/Photo Credit: Vengeance Racing
One of the hottest topics I see while living my day on multiple social media Corvette pages is enthusiasts searching for MORE power! Many power-hungry Corvette owners encounter analysis paralysis, as there are so many resources out there, making a process that should be fun a daunting adventure. One of the bigger dilemmas, will bolt-on mods satisfy the hunger for more ponies or are we digging into the engine?
If you are looking for big power, Vengeance Racing out of Cumming, Georgia has the recipe for 4-digit success. This beautiful 2019 ZR1 Coupe in Torch Red made its way to Georgia to get the Vengeance treatment, and the crew over at Vengeance did not hold back on their enthusiasm, remarking “The C7 ZR1 had a very limited production run so we are always super excited when one comes through our door!”
The Customer’s Goal
“Mr. Miller brought us his ZR1 with the intention of increasing horsepower for some spirited street fun as well as some road course driving.”
What did the doctor order?
After some discussion, Mr. Miller and Vengeance decided to go with their Stage III Package as well as adding E85.
What were the baseline numbers?
♦ 676 RWHP and 597 TQ
Exactly what does Vengeance’s Stage III Package include?It’s a mouthful!
*Cordes Performance 5″ Cold Air Intake for C7 Z06/ZR1
*Nick Williams 112mm Gen V Throttle Body – Black
*CNC Ported Kong Supercharger
*GripTec 3.25 Pulley
*GripTech 2.65″ Pulley
*Vengeance Racing CNC Ported Cylinder Heads
*Vengeance Racing Stage II Cam Kit
*ATI C7 ZR1 Dry Sump Balancer
*DSX Tuning C7 LT5 9.06″ Pulley
*Gates Green HD 10-Rib Supercharger Belt
*Kooks C7 2″ Header w/ Green Catted X-Pipe
*Brisk RR12S Spark Plugs
*DSX Tuning Auxiliary Fuel Pump Kit
*DSX Tuning Flex Fuel System for C7 ZR1
*Injector Dynamics ID1050xds Fuel Injectors
*Cordes Performance C7 Trunk Tank
*Cordes Performance C7 Z06 Heat Exchanger Upgrade
*Mighty Mouse Solutions C7 Z06 “Wild” Catch Can System
*Ballenger AFR500CAN Wideband Kit
Wow, what a comprehensive list to complete the 1000-hp puzzle! All while looking very stealth and discreet under the hood.
The Final Numbers
♦ 93 Octane: 815 RWHP and 712 TQ
♦ E85: 924 RWHP and 760 TQ
♦ 2.65 pulley & E85: 1036 RWHP and 854 TQ
It’s worth noting, CorvSport and I have no affiliation with Vengeance Racing, nor were we compensated, but I have used Vengeance personally, as have family members, and they do top-notch work. Naturally, there are scores of Corvette tuners and builders around the country to choose from, so click here for a Top Ten feature I did. We have the fastest-growing Corvette community on our Facebook page, with over 154,000 followers (35,000 since January!). Come join other hardcore enthusiasts and say hello, Douglas B.
It did not take long for the blue lights to find them!